The Cat cafe has received the go-ahead from the authorities, and is supposed to open in the fall. It will be the first cat cafe in the US (Oakland has one in the works, but it will probably open later if it opens at all)—indeed, there is no other cat cafe in North America. That’s just wrong! Japan has them, Europe has them, but not our continent?
I wrote Sana about where they would get the cats, and she answered:
We plan on getting our cats from Dumb Friends League and any other shelter that cannot sustain a no-kill model, so as to save them from being euthanized. There will be about a dozen cats at the cafe at any given time (with some available for adoption). One of our newest team members is passionate about special needs cats and we are trying to figure out if we could build our adoption model specifically with a focus on disabled cats.
They need $50,000 to open, and so far have only $150. I know we have some readers in the Denver area, so if you want to help, throw in a few bucks (you can donate as little as $5, and for that you get a pass). They’re going to open regardless of how much they raise, and they’ll charge only $5 per hour with the kitties. Plus you can adopt some of the cats!
It’s a worthy cause: you get the company of cats with your coffee, the cats get fusses, and some of them get adopted. How can you lose? You can donate here
(I’ve done so, and there are rewards for donating; be sure not to put spaces in your credit card number), and vote for the cafe here
at the bottom of the page (I don’t know what that accomplishes, but they need only 42 more votes to get to 420 and surely you guys can do that!). I mean, if the potato salad guy can get 60 grand for nothing, doesn’t this deserve at least that much?
This is Sana’s dream, and you can help it come true by helping open North America’s first cat cafe. I’ll add one more thing: if you donate $175, and become a “mega-sponsor”, I’ll send you an autographed copy of WEIT (with a thank you drawing of a cat) on top of the regular rewards for that level of donation:
The mega-sponsor reward package* + four additional 1-hour passes guaranteeing two reservations within the first six weeks after the Grand Opening (80 available).
~All mega-sponsor reward packages include (1) two Pre-Opening exclusive passes; (2) access to the entire family of cats, including kittens, for up to three hours; (3) free refreshments; and (4) your choice of a merch item*
Just send me a screenshot of the receipt.
Well, I’ve said my piece except for this: I know two Colorado cats (Firpo and Butter), and I’m sure they’d support this endeavor.