Grab some coffee and adopt a cat at this forward-thinking cafe

A café that combines two of the world’s best things: coffee and kitties. Check out New York’s latest craze, the Cat Café.

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A great concept for people who love cats and people who don’t, New York’s Cat Café was the perfect place to cuddle with kitties while enjoying a cup of joe. An instant hit with visitors waiting in line for as long as four hours, the café joined up with Purina ONE to offer information about cats, cat health and the opportunity to help find one a forever home. Providing expert speakers and serving up complimentary “cat’achino” cappuccinos, 16 cats from the North Shore Animal League roamed the café April 24-27. A busy atmosphere, the cats roamed around with patrons and on window sills, and there were plenty of toys scattered around for them to entertain themselves with. The hope for both Purina ONE and the North Shore Animal League was to show the cat’s true personality in a place where both the human and the feline could feel comfortable in.

Unfortunately for us, due to permits and health hazards, the Cat Café was a pop-up only. However, this does not mean that we won’t be seeing more popping up around the U.S. in the near future. With more than 2.9k Facebook likes on the Purina ONE Live Streaming of the event and many of the cats adopted, we can’t see why such an event would not be done again. In the interim, feel free to visit one of the many cat cafés outside the U.S., including the first opening this September in Toronto, and Japan’s 39 popular kitty café hot spots.

See the kitty stars of the show that are still available for adoption at the North Shore Animal League of America.

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