Caturday is a non-profit coffee & cat adoption facility located in central OC on a mission to bring humans and kitties together with favorable adoptions!
What is a cat café and why are you doing this?
Great question! Originating in Japan, a cat café is a small coffee shop or lounge where cat lovers, enthusiasts, and admirers pay a small fee for a session in the lounge that includes a beverage while you get to play with kittens and cats. In Japan, it's difficult to find places to live that allow live-in companion animals. Enter the solution to this terrible problem: cat cafés!
Although it's more common to have household felines in the United States, establishments are starting to appear in larger metropolitan areas, for quite a few reasons!
The cat cafés and lounges do several things - they save lives and enrich others. They provide homes for healthy, adoptable kitties that would have otherwise been overlooked at a local pound or shelter because they were uncomfortable.
They provide a different and stimulating environment in which to relax and enjoy the company of cats. They relieve resources from local animal rescues in California, where it is kitten season all year, and rescue groups can have up to 900 residents or more at a time!
The best part of all is that patrons can adopt these cute little furballs. Inside the lounge, every day is Caturday!
Why cafés like this operate:
Adoptable cats from the lounge will be attached to local rescues or shelters, freeing up resources to save more furry lives!
Caturday Lounge will continuously bring cats into a less stressful environment where they are more likely to showcase their true, loving personalities - significantly increasing their chances of being adopted into a compatible home, while being socialized daily!
The lounge is also a great space for those who are curious about cats to see how unique, fun, and loving they really are! Meow!
All net-proceeds are allocated to cat care and maintenance of the facility, making sure each and every cat resident has proper care and are ready for their forever homes! Caturday Café & Lounge will be a non-profit LLC.
Future Plans for Caturday
Caturday will in the future add special bookings and event nights to the repertoire that will be available for reservations – similar, and including but not limited to:
Game Night: let our furry friends sit in the boxes while you play board and card games! Bonus points if a cat flops all over your game!
Kitten Bottle-Feeding: In California, it's kitten season all year! Learn and practice how to feed bottle babies! It's almost too much cute to handle.
Youth Reading Program: Specific sessions for young children to be able to read to the kitty cats!
Yes, there will be Cat Yoga.
Caturday Lounge will also host large groups, book clubs, etc., subject to availability.
Caturday is Eco-Friendly
Paper goods and supplies required to operate the facility and lounge will be recyclable and eco-friendly - We're trying to make the world a better place and reduce our footprint!
Staying consistent with our ideologies, Caturday Café & Lounge will be a plant-based establishment to further help us with our conservation efforts and ensure we can welcome all human guests including those with allergies and dietary restrictions.