Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
The Amazing Acro-Cats - A Performing Troupe of Rescued House Cats..And The World's ONLY All-Cat Band THE ROCK-CATS need a new tour bus!
The Amazing Acro-Cats - A Performing Troupe of Rescued House Cats..And The World's ONLY All-Cat Band THE ROCK-CATS need a new tour bus!
567 backers pledged $30,512 to help bring this project to life.

About

Amazing Acro-Cats and Rock-Cats Purr-fect Tour Bus project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$30,512

567

Help the Acro-Cats afford a new tour bus!!!  After a lot of miles bringing smiles to our fans and passers-by, our current RV has seen more repair shops than venues and it's time to retire it. The Acro-Cats still have so many new cities to visit and so many fans who want to see us again. 

The only solution is a new tour bus.

The cats and their humans have been scratching and saving but there just isn't enough in the kitty to cover a proper bus...one that these wonderful cats truly deserve while zig-zagging across the states. 

Our dream is to provide:
  • A lush, plush, safe, and stimulating environment for the cats
  • Everything from built-in perches, posts, catwalks, and toys
  • Even a nursery for our foster kittens. 

And you can help!!!

Since the Amazing Acro-Cats do spend a lot of time on the road, their comfort and happiness is always the top priority.  We plan to custom build a bus for the cats from inside out and bottom up.  

Bigger, better, fuzzier...A Party Bus for Cats!

Meet Samantha Martin and her entourage of trained, domestic cats...The Amazing Acro-cats!  These cool cats have been packing in the crowds as they set out to disprove the notion that "cats can't be trained".

These fantastic felines push carts, ride skateboards, roll barrels,ring bells, turn on lights, walk tight ropes, jump through hoops and much much more!

For our 'paw'some finale, we bring out the Rock-Cats who perform live music...
Yes, real cats with real instruments.

The show was created about 7 years ago and over the last 3 years our act has been touring around the country.  We use our show as an entertaining demonstration of what cats are really capable of, as well as the healthy benefits of clicker training...A training method that revolves around positive reinforcement only.  By training your own feline, many behavioral problems can be prevented while also providing physical exercise and mental stimulation...Plus it's a great way to spend some quality time with your kitty.

Countless times we've been approached after the show and told, "I had no idea you can train cats!" and, "This show is the greatest thing I've ever seen!"  We want to continue bringing this level of joy to cities throughout the U.S. and eventually the whole continent.  We want to share the fun we have interacting with our cats and show that it's possible and easy for anyone to establish this bond.  We love seeing the looks on people's faces the moment they realize that cats are not the aloof, disinterested companions people believe them to be.

Even more exciting is the experience of doing something good for cats.  Our troupe is comprised of mainly orphans, rescues and strays.  For over three years now, we've been bringing homeless kittens on the road with us and finding them good homes throughout the country.  In that time, we've found homes for nearly 100 cats and kittens. Part of the plan for our new tour bus is to construct a permanent nursery/foster area for our continuing work, so even more little kittens will have the chance at a forever home. 

Unfortunately, we won't be able to carry on with our work, our message and our show without new transportation. With your help--and every little bit helps!--we can visit more cities in more states and show more people what cats are capable of.  Plus continue to save as many lives as we can accommodate. We're happy to offer a bunch of great rewards to everyone who's able to help us continue this work we're so proud of.  The more we have donated to the cause, the more awesome their party bus will be!

Tuna and the rest of our troupe thank you!

Tuna "The Star"
Tuna "The Star"
Nue "The Flirt"
Nue "The Flirt"
Dakota "The Diva"
Dakota "The Diva"
OZ "The Clown"
OZ "The Clown"
Wiki "The Daredevil"
Wiki "The Daredevil"
JAX "The Troublemaker"
JAX "The Troublemaker"
Buggles "The Nerd"
Buggles "The Nerd"
...and Pinky, "The Artist"
...and Pinky, "The Artist"

On August 30, 2012...Pinky our beloved guitar playing kitty, lost her battle with breast cancer.  This project is dedicated to her memory.

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $12 or more About $12

    I Helped Build the Cat-Mobile! A bumper sticker that says "I help build the Cat-mobile!" and a Tuna and the Rock-Cats postcard.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    100 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $22 or more About $22

    The Rock-Cats Thank You Package! A "PAW-tographed" 8x10 glossy of Tuna, the bumper sticker and the postcard. (Add $5 for international shipping.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    64 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $42 or more About $42

    "You can do it too!" Merch Package! Training Kit (which includes an instruction booklet, a clicker, a target stick, a two tone whistle and more) and our DVD (with special footage of the cats 'purr'forming live, TV appearances, the Rock Cats live and more.) Plus the Tuna glossy, bumper sticker and postcard. (Add $10 for international shipping.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    64 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Name A Foster Kitten! We will email you a couple of photos and what we have learned about them before you decide. Plus two tickets to the show..

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available 20 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Tuna Special Edition Package! Tuna tote bag is a black tote with Tuna printed on it. This is the first time this item has been offered. Plus the
    training Kit, DVD, the Tuna glossy, bumper sticker and postcard.
    (Add $10 for international shipping.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    85 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Be Tuna's Pen Pal! Postcards from Tuna on the road (to you or your cat) from 5 different cities on our next tour. Plus 2 tickets to the show.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Tuna and the Rock-Cats Merch Mania Package! Tuna t-Shirt, the tote bag, training Kit, DVD, A Tuna or Rock-Cats button/magnet, the glossy, bumper sticker and postcard...Plus 2 tickets to the show
    (Add $10 for international shipping)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    35 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    Catnip Mania Package! A pet bed and an assortment of 10 super strong catnip toys, handmade by Bewitched Cat Toys.
    (Add $15 for international shipping) You also get the bumper sticker and postcard.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Sponsor an Acro-Cat! You get five postcards sent from a cat of your choice plus two purr-sonal "PAWliday" cards (your Birthday and Christmas) sent to your home with an 8x10 glossy photo, bumper sticker.and postcard. Plus 2 tickets to the show.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    Deluxe Tuna and the Rock-Cats Merch Mania Package! Limited edition Tuna hoodie )A black zip up hoodie with a large Tuna on the back), the training kit, DVD, A Tuna button/magnet AND Rock-Cats button/magnet, the glossy photo, bumper sticker and postcard. Plus 2 tickets to the show.
    (Add $10 for international shipping)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    15 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Trainer For A Day!
    Be on stage as an extra handler and work with the cats up close and purr-sonal You also get... the t-shirt, button/magnet, training kit, DVD, glossy, bumper sticker and postcard, AND tickets for two friends to the show. Plus your own cat ears to wear with pride.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Paw-ty with the Acro-Cats!
    Two VICP (Very Important Cat Person) tickets to any show, special handmade cat ears and visit with the cats afterwards in their new tour bus! photo ops included...Plus a glossy, bumper sticker and the postcard

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Take Tuna to Work!
    Tuna comes to your place of employment (Chicago location or tour stop) and rings a bell for an hour...with photo ops.
    Plus the glossy, bumper sticker and postcard.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Purr-manent guest list for you plus one:
    We will give you 2 tickets to any show, any time
    (Excluding private events). Plus a set of purr-sonalized cat ears. We will give you official passes and you will be the coolest cats in town! You also get the bumper sticker, glossy and postcard.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    Cat-Mobile Shout Out! You or your cats name and city...or a combination on the outside of the actual bus. (ie Tuna Martin, Chicago.)
    Plus 2 VICP (Very Important Cat Person) tickets to the show.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    An original Acro Cat "PAWcasso" - the cats will create an original piece of art for you. PLUS a video clip of the cats doing it. Also the glossy, bumper sticker and postcard.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Purr-sonal Training Session! A two hour training session in your home (Chicago location or tour stop). I will work with your cat on at least 3 tricks (ie hoop jump, sit pretty, spin, wave,) plus a special training kit which includes deluxe clicker and jump hoop. Oh and you get the Tuna glossy, bumper sticker and postcard.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge $600 or more About $600

    Create Your Combo Cat package. Pick one of the $300, $400 or $500 rewards and get the add on Purr-manent guest list for you plus one.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Deluxe Cat-Mobile Shout Out! Your 12" by 12" group or business logo on the new bus and link on our web site.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  20. Select this reward

    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    Rock-Cats "House Paw-ty!"
    The Rock-Cats will come to your house and purr-form an indoor show.
    (Chicago location or tour stop).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  21. Select this reward

    Pledge $6,000 or more About $6,000

    Deluxe "Paw-ty!"
    The Acro-Cats/Rock-Cats will come to any city in the US and perform a show in a venue of your choice. (You must provide the venue.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (40 days)