Skip to comments.Cat café to open in London after public donates £100,000 [w/pix]
Posted on 02/24/2013 10:05:02 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
he UKs first-ever cat café is coming to London in the next couple of months after members of the public donated over £100,000 to make one cat lovers dreams a reality.
Entrepreneur Lauren Pears has already started looking at prospective sites in the Old Street area of London and is aiming to have the café up and running by May.
The 30-year-old claims she has already found the 10 to 15 cats which will staff the café, with the animals coming from the Mayhew Animal Home in Kensal Green, north-west London.
Ms Pears, who was inspired by the popular cat cafes in Japan, said she spotted a gap in the market with large numbers of British city dwellers unable to have pets of their own due to living in rented accommodation, small flats or financial constraints.
The café will provide a place where cat lovers can stroke the roaming felines while drinking their coffee.
We tried to figure out a solution where the cats dont get too stressed out which is why weve introduced the cover charge, Ms Pears told the Independent.
'That way, people can stay as long as they like without feeling like theyre against the clock which works for the cats because it takes cats a little time to get used to people.
She added: Were going to have a volunteer programme so people who cant afford the cover charge can actually come in overnight and look after the cats.
The 30-year-old said she has already received over 300 job applicants, with an extra 15 a day still being sent in.
The £100,000 raised by the public for the venture came through the crowd-funding website Indiegogo.
They do know cats eat rodents. Right?
Don’t argue with the crazy people, dear. You’ll only hurt their feelings.
Yes, they do; that's why PETA, HSUS, and several other Lib groups want them banned, if not totally wiped out: the dirty Rats feel endangered by them.
Well, at least this kind of thing enables us to figure out who and where they are so they can be carefully watched. :)
Is this like the lobster in the tank at the
seafood restaurant? You think they would let
me pet the lobster first to get to know it.
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