Cat lovers, brace yourselves for the good news. Vancouver is about to get its very own cat café where you can enjoy a coffee and play with one of the Catfé’s cat hosts.
According to Metro News, Catfé’ founder and owner Michelle Furbacher hopes to have the ball rolling by this coming September.
“People will meet the cats, fall in love with them and maybe want to adopt them,” said Furbacher. Of course, spending time with animals will also reduce the stress levels and it is the perfect opportunity to play with a kitty for those who do not own pets.
The cafés are popular in Asia, particularly in Japan and Korea, and Europe and have only just begun to arrive in North America.
However, there are major hurdles to get the Catfé concept open with Canada’s stricter food and safety regulations. Speaking with the newspaper, she is also in discussion with local animal shelters on creating a business model that helps sheltered cats find permanent homes with loving families.
Besides cats, food and beverages, there will also be Wi-Fi, a small library space and event space. Cat owners will not be permitted to bring their own cats. A location for the first Vancouver Cat Cafe has not been finalized.
For more information and updates on Vancouver Catfé, follow their Facebook page.
However, there is no word on when Vancouver will get its first Dog Café. Yes, they exist too:
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