More Cream With That? Café Lets You Bond With Adoptable Cats While You Snack

Don’t worry, this isn’t a “fluff” piece.

Volunteers at this special cafe know for a fact that coffee and cat cuddles are the ‘purr-fect’ combination for helping find these felines furever homes.

Created in 2011 as a foster-based partnership with Oakland Animal Services in California, the Cat Town initiative was created to help promote the care of at-risk felines in need of a second chance. In 2014, the nonprofit expanded to include the Cat Town Cafe, a coffee shop where patrons are encouraged to play with the cats, and, hopefully, form a lasting bond.

Open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:30AM -7PM, the Cat Town Cafe & Adoption Center is able to operate through a partnership with Adam Myatt of Hoodcats and Ann Dunn, Executive Director and Founder of Cat Town.

Cats already enjoying the comfort of a temporary foster home can be pampered and played with by appointment, but the frisky felines of the coffee joint are happy to accept drop-ins.

Full article at Headlines for the Hopeful


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