Join our very own Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition as it launches Brooklyn’s first cat café this weekend.
Though the local, grass roots animal rescue group had hoped to establish a café here in Brooklyn Heights, it’s joined forces with the Fort Greene’s Who’s Your Doggy and WeRuVa pet food company to open The Cat’s Meow at 354 Myrtle Avenue, with the grand opening tomorrow.
The pop-up shop will be open for five weeks, offering coffee, snacks, and myriad felines, including two mama cats with kittens, with whom to while away the hours.
All cats at the café will be available for adoption.
The Cat’s Meow will also host talks from local veterinarians and other animal welfare personnel on pet ownership and animal rescue and advocacy. Red Lantern Bicycles and Brooklyn Sweet Spot will provide the refreshments, with a portion of all purchases going to support the rescue work of BBAWC.
The café will feature WeRuVa cat food and locally sourced, U.S.-made cat toys from Love Thy Beast.
“We see The Cat’s Meow as a place where people can come and meet their forever friend, but also a community center where people can learn about animals, attend author readings, gallery shows, yoga classes and movies. We hope to become an important resource center for Brooklyn,” said Anne Levin, president of Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition.
Admission to the cafe is $5 per half hour, with admission free for children 3 and under. Cafe-goers interested in adopting a cat can apply during their visit or via BBAWC’s website. The adoption fee for an adult cat at the cafe is $100, and all cats are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped.
The Cat’s Meow will be open from Saturday, September 19th to Saturday, October 24th. Public hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11am to 5pm and Fridays from 11am to 8pm.