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About this project

  

     Imagine a warm & inviting place where cats and humans get to interact on a daily basis without those pesky cages! Where you the human can relax, drink coffee, eat some treats and be able to pet a homeless kitty and possibly even take them home!

 We are Kittens In Cups, a cat cafe located in Annapolis, Maryland. We are teaming up with Anne Arundel County SPCA's non-profit organization. We need your help in order to create the best environment for our shelter cats in need. We are a team of artists, but most importantly cat lovers. 

Each one of your donations will go towards things for the cats: cat trees, cat food, cat toys, cat wheels! The rest will go towards furniture and rent so that we can stay open and help these cats out! 

 

 

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2. Increase your pledge in the 'Pledge Amount' box by the total of the items you want to add.

3. Leave a comment on the page addressing which items you would like to add ( example: I am adding the #2 tote bag and the #1 sticker to my pledge ).

4. If you cannot pick up in store please add $5 to your pledge amount as well! 

What Is a Cat Cafe?

A cat cafe is a half gourmet coffee-shop, half cat adoption center. You can purchase some coffee and a bakery item, play board games, read, work on homework, all while a cuddly cat sleeps on your lap. The best part is, if you meet your new best friend, you will be able to adopt him or her from a local non-profit shelter partner.

Cat Cafés originated in Taiwan in 1998 and have been popular in Japan for many years. Cat lovers in the U.S. are rejoicing as Cat Cafés finally make an appearance in the states. They’re already popping up in most major U.S. cities! And now in Annapolis, Maryland! 

How It works:

Visitors will pay an hourly cover charge. Reservations will be required through our website to avoid confusion and over crowding. All food and drinks will be provided either by us or our partners. All adoptions with go through Anne Arundel County SPCA's adoption process. We will also have artwork and merchandise all designed by our team for purchase! 

How does this benefit the cats?

Improved quality of life: The cat cafe is also the foster home for these cats, which means we rescue them from our partner shelter, The Anne Arundel County SPCA, they will live in a cage free zone and be allowed to snuggle with each other as they await their furrever human. All this will improve their health immensely! 

Increased adoptions: By putting cats in an environment that's safe and comfortable, we give cats the chance to let their personalities shine. Which means you will get to interact with them on a different level than you would at a rescue center. 

More lives saved: By fostering cats, we create more space at our partner shelter for other cats in need. Their shelter capacity increases, which means more cats can be cared for. And the euthanasia rates decrease!

Our process so far!

1. Location: We have a location and have already signed a lease!

 2. Zoning: There is no need because we have found a location with the correct zoning!  (Leaps of joy!)

3. Renovations: Currently adding a floating hardwood floor and installing new doors.

Our Cats Thank You!!!

Great Kickstarter related sites:

http://kickingitforward.org

 

Risks and challenges

1. Finding a location was the hardest challenge, we especially did not want to have to get the property rezoned since it would push our open date back. Luckily we have overcome this issue and have found a place that is zoned correctly and is purrfect for Kittens In Cups!

2. Department of Health: As you can imagine, combining food and animals under one roof raises many eyebrows at the DOH. We are working with the Department of Health to ensure that Kittens In Cups complies with all food safety regulations.

3. Promoting & Logistics: This is a relativley new concept that has many people scratching their heads! But we are open to any and all critisisim as we find our footing, and appreciate all the love and support and promoting that you guys are willing to give us!

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    THANK MEOW!!

    Our kitties thank you for your donation!
    With your help you just rescued a cat and are making Kittens In Cups happen!

    A "Thank You" email will be sent to you from our cat babies!

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    YOUR NAME ON OUR CAT MURAL!

    Love hand lettering?!

    Your name, pet’s name, business name or someone you wish to memorialize, will be painted on our exclusive typography cat mural! It will be placed in our cat lounge for all to see!

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    YOUR EX'S NAME ON OUR CATS POTTY

    Your ex-friend, ex-lover, ex-whatever written permanently on our litter boxes! A purrfect revenge for a cute cause!

    ((A photo will be emailed to you as an added bonus.))

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    CUSTOM CAT ART!

    We are a team of artists here to provide you with 2 custom cat art prints! Our cute as a button logo sticker and postcards of our cats!

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    CUSTOM CAT ART!

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    We are a team of artists here to provide you with 2 custom cat art prints! Our cute as a button logo sticker and postcards of our cats!

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    LOGO MUG + ART

    You will receive our official logo mug for coffee and tea (Bring in during visits for a discount on drinks!). 2 custom cat art prints made by the team, our logo stickers, and cat postcards!

    Add $5 for shipping if you cannot pick up your reward in store.

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    LOGO MUG + ART

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    You will receive our official logo mug for coffee and tea (Bring in during visits for a discount on drinks!). 2 custom cat art prints made by the team, our logo stickers, and cat postcards!

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    LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT + GOODIES

    NAME OF SHIRT :This shirt will go out of production at the end of the campaign. You will also receive our Kittens In Cups Logo sticker & postcards of our cats!

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    LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT + GOODIES

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    NAME OF SHIRT :This shirt will go out of production at the end of the campaign. You will also receive our Kittens In Cups Logo sticker & postcards of our cats!

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    CUSTOM PET PORTRAIT BY THE CREATOR

    Cats & Dogs love art of themselves, especially digitally painted by our creator. Examples are pictured, all we need is a photo of your furrbaby! (All animals are welcome!)

    ((Rough drafts + final drafts will be emailed to insure perfection.))

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    KITTENS IN CUPS MERCH PACK!

    You are awesome! So you must have an awesome reward. Our merch pack includes: Logo T Shirt, Logo Mug, Tote Bag, Logo Sticker, & Cat Postcards!

    Our Cats Apurrciate it!

    Add $5 for shipping if you cannot pick up your reward in store.

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    KITTENS IN CUPS MERCH PACK!

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    Our Cats Apurrciate it!

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    TRADITIONAL PET PORTRAIT BY SARAH

    Your pet painted traditionally with acrylics, by the mother of the creator! All she needs is a photo of your darling!

    Examples are pictured, rough drafts + final drafts will be emailed to ensure purrfection.

    (All animals welcome).

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    2 FREE WEEKS OF CAT LOVE

    Who doesn't love 2 weeks free of cat love!!
    You'll be able to pop in anytime for as long as you wish!

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    LAUNCH PARTY ACCESS + MERCH PACK

    PICK UP IN STORE ONLY
    Come one, come all to our exciting launch party! You will be able to join us and receive a merch pack?! We are in heaven!

    IN STORE PICK UP ONLY!

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    PRIVATE PARTAY WITH CATS+ LAUNCH ACCESS

    Wowsa! Your own Private Party up to 20 people for 1 hour with our adorable kitty cats! We'll be your photographer for the hour and your group photo will get to hang in our lobby! Your entire party will also get a free visit at a future date! You will also be invited to our launch party!

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    PRIVATE PARTY & VIP FOR A MONTH! + LP!!

    Another awesome Private Party up to 20 people for 1 hour with our adorable kitty cats! We'll be your photographer for the hour and your group photo will get to hang in our lobby! You the backer will also get to be our VIP for a month (That means unlimited cat access at no cost to you! Pop in whenever you wish!). You will also be invited to our launch party!

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    CAT VIP FOR 3 MONTHS?! + LAUNCH PARTY

    First off you rock!! And because we love you, we are giving you VIP access for 3 months! No cost to you, pop in whenever you wish, hang out with our cat family! We will also add you to our hand lettered memorial wall! You will also be invited to our launch party!

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    CAT VIP FOR 5 MONTHS & MERCH PACK! + LP!

    WOW!! YOU ARE THE BEST! We are giving you VIP access for 5 months! At no cost to you, pop in whenever you wish, hang out with our cat family! We will also add you to our hand lettered memorial wall & you will receive our merch pack IN STORE ONLY!! You will also be invited to our launch party!

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