America’s First Cat Café Opens: Drink Coffee Alongside Adorable Cats
Yesterday, America’s first cat café opened in New York City. Cat lovers, you now have only three more day to sip coffee and eat pastries alongside adorable cats! Purina One teamed up with the North Shore Animal League, the country’s largest no-kill shelter, to create this pop-up café that’s the temporary home to rescue cats. While the concept of a cat café has been around for a while, with Asia and Europe leading the way, this is the first time one has opened in the United States. Two permanent cat cafés are scheduled to open in San Francisco this year.
The concept is simple. Visitors pay an hourly fee or cover charge to sit and lounge with cats. This one, on 168 Bowery, is free. Sixteen cats roam the premises and you’re welcome to pick one up and snuggle with it. If you fall in love with a particular one, you can even adopt it! (Read about each individual cat, here. Looks like “Sushi” is featured in the photo, above.) To get your feline fix, stop by the store from 10a to 7p each day till April 27. If you’d like to learn a little something, you can listen to different cat experts talk about cat health and behavior. The store’s capacity is limited to just 65 people, so you may have to wait in line.
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There is at least one in my city in Korea and they are awful places. The cats are all stressed out by the high stimulus environment and loads of people just wanting to touch them and pick them up. It’s not a good idea. No matter how well executed, it’s going to be stressful for the animal. If you want to hang out with animals but you can’t adopt, get involved with a rescue organisation and help with socialising neglected animals in order to make them more adoptable! It’s a better way.
(The animal rescue organisation I have some involvement with has had terrible experiences with them too, they misrepresented themselves as a family home, were picking up the prettiest cats from a few different shelters and mixing animals that had contagious diseases with those who didn’t exposing totally fine rescue cats to deadly disease…)
P.S. Don’t take up on those ‘swim with dolphins’ programmes either. They really don’t like it and it gives them massive anxiety.
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This still makes me angry.
I just bought a pin for the first time since I was a teenager…I couldn’t resist.
All this stuff is adorable but not really compatible with actually being in a forest.
I don’t understand why mori girls are so into white clothes. Like I was a country girl who spent her days running around in fields and the forest, but I also liked ‘old fashioned’ clothes and lived in dresses and wooly cardigans and boots. I never wore white…you know how dirty it would get???
So I guess I want to dress like a 7th Day Adventist from about a century ago.
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It is extremely irritating that the ‘sabriel’ tag is taken up with some supernatural ship-thing. What about the bellringing badass necromantic heroine?
Sorry ‘bout that, had to be done.