Cat cafe coming to Austin?

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Austinite Rebecca Gray is trying to raise money for a cat café. What the? No, it’s not a café where the customers are cats. And it’s not a place that serves cats. (Thankfully.)

The Blue Cat Café would be a place that takes in stray and feral felines, cares for them, and offers diners and drinkers a chance to love on the animals and/or adopt them. Gray is currently accepting donations, and her website says she is planning a March Kickstarter. We don’t usually write about Kickstarters on this site, but this one seemed just a little too out-of-the-ordinary to not acknowledge. (However, it wouldn’t be the first of its kind. Gray points to Oakland’s Cat Town as being a hero and inspiration.)

The Blue Cat Café’s website states the following as its missions:

  • Care for, and provide adoption opportunities for homeless and/or feral cats.
  • Raise awareness about the importance of fixing animals.
  • Provide a relaxing, sociable atmosphere where local and small businesses are supported.

The website says they also plan to have a vegan trailer out front for foodstuffs.

This story was first brought to our attention by Twitter.com/365ThingsAustin …


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