First Cat Cafe in USA Opens!
HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!!
No surprises here, just complete and total…
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The first…let me say that again with even more enthusiasm and pride…THE VERY FIRST EVER CAT CAFE COMPLETE WITH ADOPTION CATS is now open for business in Oakland, California!!!
Mom L and Dad P were invited to join Miss Susie, who is a key contributor to the Maine Coon Adoptions in California. Miss Ann has been instrumental in helping me get my pal Tigger, aka Tiggy, lots of visibility via her Face Book page Ava Gardner, the Cat.
First some words so you have a little background about who started this venture in Oakland and how they accomplished it. Just in case you and your community rescues want to try it yourselves.
Several cat rescue focused groups, individuals and foundations need to find enough common ground from which to launch such an endeavor…for Cat Town Cafe & Adoptions some of those are…(click on the names to learn more about each one)
- Cat Town Cat Rescue and be sure to visit their Face Book page and give them a huge LIKE
- Cat Man of West Oakland and a bit more…click here…and here for Hood Cats and his Twitter handle (which I urge everyone to follow!)…@…Face Book page
- Bicycle Coffee who is partnering to offer the delish coffee and beverages and human munchies
- Oakland Animal Services Shelter
- Maddie’s Fund
- Pet Food Express
The co-founders, Cat Town Adoption and Cat Man of West Oakland also used Indiegogo to raise funds for this incredible venture.
Cat Town is a wonderful, responsible and caring non-profit cat rescue operating in Oakland, California…here is a bit about their mission:
Cat Town Rescue
Many cats struggle in an animal shelter setting, sensitive to new sounds, smells, and the trauma of losing a home that was familiar. Even the most affectionate, devoted pet may hide or be fearful in a shelter cage.
With partner organizations more likely to accept young, outgoing cats into their programs, municipal shelters often have nowhere to turn for help with undersocialized kittens, shy, stressed, or older cats.
Cat Town answers this need by targeting the cats least likely to be adopted from Oakland’s municipal shelter. Through our foster-based program, Cat Town allows sensitive cats to blossom and find great permanent homes.
Cat Town is also devoted to helping feral cats leave the shelter and find safe outdoor homes.
They have partnered with Oakland Animal Services from their inception.
As for Cat Town Cafe & Adoption…here is a little information about their mission…
“A new collaboration between the Cat Man of West Oakland and Cat Town Rescue, the Cat Town Cafe & Adoption Center will be an expansion of Cat Town’s current mission, and will focus on getting more cats out of the cages of Oakland Animal Services, into our “Cat Zone’ and adopted!!! Learn more by clicking HERE“
That is enough with the ‘words’…now for the real deal…grab some nip tea or a nip tini…or some liverwurst sammies and dog treats…paw back and enjoy the collection of photos of the grand opening event.
The Residents…(they have about 10 at a time for now)
The Refreshments and logo merchandise…
Mom L and I are working with this incredible artist and the other fabulous creative artists involved in this wondrous endeavor to bring more of their art work to my readers!! STAY TUNED!!