Meet Samantha Martin – The 'Chief Executive Human' for the Amazing
Acro Cats and Rock Cats!
Never tell Samantha Martin that cats can’t be trained or motivated. She makes a living directing performing cats on stages all across the country as well as for television shows and movies. In this special Oh Behave episode, Martin lets the cat (tricks) out of the bag on how you can use clicker training to mentally stimulate and physically wear out your indoor feline friend so he does not turn into destructo-kitty! The Acro Cats and the feline band called the Rock Cats donate a portion of their show proceeds to animal shelters and have fostered and found homes for dozens of cats and kittens.
And, they need our help. Martin is driving an always-breaking-down 1963 tour bus and needs a new one to drive these feline stars in style. Please join the Acro Cats Kickstarter Campaign and give what you can. A total of $150,000 must be raised by Dec. 24. It’s a new tour bus or bust! Help by going to www.circuscats.com or directly to http://tinyurl.com/NewCatBus.
Samantha Martin has had a lifetime fascination and truly unique bond with animals inspiring her extensive background including an associate degree in animal husbandry and services, internships at the Brookfield Zoo, studies in animal behavioral sciences and leading advocate of healthy, effective clicker training techniques building better relationships and solving behavioral problems.
As an expert animal trainer she has supplied her many talents for handling animals for everything from commercial and industrial advertising including;
Wal-Mart, PetCo and PetSmart, music videos for headlining mainstream groups like Megadeth and MTV projects, Animal Planet programs and documentaries and appearances on high-profile media such as the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and even film production companies like New Line Cinema.
As a pioneering feline behavioral expert, she’s devoted her life to animal welfare and public education helping people understand their animal counterparts better.
Her extensive resume is outshined only by her alluring and charming personality. Her Acro-Cats show featuring the Rock Cats all-cat band have inspired, thrilled and mystified audiences of all ages coast to coast as well as re-defined live performance with her own wonderfully unique blend of spectacle, entertainment, education, public awareness and a genuine dedication providing financial contribution, promotion and rescue/rehabilitation/adoption assistance, for animal welfare groups wherever she performs.
The Acro-Cats performance is a guaranteed media draw wherever they go attracting news spotlights including; NBC, ABC and FOX affiliates across the nation, countless magazine/newspaper features including National Geographic periodicals, Chicago, Pets, Metro Pet, Chicago Tribune, Florida Times and various web media.
The purr-forming purr-sonalities have as much fun as their audience with obvious content with their lime-light status as they demonstrate astounding feats of agility so synonymous with their species.
On Samantha's cue, they perform tricks with various hoops, tumblers, skateboards, hoisting flags, reading signs, even rolling balls over parallel ropes! This amazing spectacle also includes performing mice, rats and even a cat vs chicken bowling show-down!
Band manager and star of the show Tuna demands adoration from her all-too-willing fans as Samantha redefines the human-animal bond, highlighting the remarkably intelligent and wonderfully curious feline personalities that creates the Acro-Cats experience!