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Amazing Acro-Cats Purr In Asheville

Updated: Monday, April 1 2013, 06:10 PM EDT

12 cats headline a show at the Bebe Theatre in Downtown Asheville through April 7th.

The "Amazing Acro-Cats," are trained by Samantha Martin, who's dream when she started 8 years ago was to prepare pets for TV and movies.

The one-hour show includes felines jumping through hoops, riding skateboards, even performing in a band called the "Rock Cats."

It's a surreal experience, Martin created despite her performers.

"They're easily distracted, they're not very professional," Martin says.

Martin's cats have gone on to work with clients like Purina and Tidy Cats.

"Everybody's a dog trainer," she says. "But there aren't many cat trainers."

She has a point there. Martin hopes the show encourages cat owners to be closer to their pets.

By John Le
Follow John on Twitter @AbsoluteLe

Amazing Acro-Cats Purr In Asheville

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