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Part coffee shop. Part cat snuggles. Hang out with cats, drink coffee, and the best part is... the cats in the cafe are all adoptable!
Part coffee shop. Part cat snuggles. Hang out with cats, drink coffee, and the best part is... the cats in the cafe are all adoptable!
286 backers pledged $26,725 to help bring this project to life.

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This is a place to chill and bond with one of nature's most interesting and adorable (and sometimes very sleepy) creatures!

You love cats, but a family member is allergic or 

Your landlord doesn't allow pets or 

You don't have time to care for a pet or 

You travel too much or 

You are visiting Evansville or

You just need to disconnect from life and hang with a cat. :) 

 River Kitty Cat Café wants to provide a place for you, and for all lovers of cats! In order to do that, we need your help. We have some wonderful ideas, but we can't do it alone.

We are self-funding $20,000 for a portion of the start-up costs, but your pledges will help us get the rest of the way there! We want to show you where your money is going, so we've compiled a table to show you how the funds are being allocated:

(Café Costs are comprised of the following: Kitchen/Café renovations · Kitty Lounge renovations · Bathroom renovations) 

Don't worry though, when we hit our mark we can always do more! As you can imagine, expansions to the business can be quite costly, and we have several ideas already on how we'd like to expanded the business. We can get a good foot (or paw) forward on these additions with your contributions. Here's what we have in mind for our stretch goals:

 

We know you'll enjoy the benefit of having a fabulous location to spend quality time with our kitties. By reaching out to local businesses we have created gifts that we think our supporters will ❤️! It will be exciting to see people around town using these gifts and we hope you'll enjoy them as well. The support you show River Kitty is also shown to the entire Evansville community and it means the world to us. 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The cat café business model is new to our community so we are creating our very own blueprint! Your support paves the way for our success.

We will announce an opening date as we get further along in the project. Stay tuned to our Facebook page (Facebook.com/riverkittycatcafe) and visit us at riverkittycatcafe.com.

We want you to have a paw-some experience so we're working diligently to put together a purr-fect staff. Many of you have expressed an interest in being part of our team and we're looking forward to meeting you.

We are dedicated to this project. A successful Kickstarter will move us along quicker and bring our feline friends downtown sooner. We're thankful to live in a community that loves and supports animals, and look forward to a successful and cat-tastic project!

Thank you, thank you! ❤️ Annette and Nancy

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    Postcard

    You will receive one of our exclusive River Kitty postcards with our most sincere appreciation!

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    Postcard/ Purr-fect Wall

    Our exclusive River Kitty postcard will be on it's way to you, also you will get your name recognized on our "Purr-fect Partner Wall" inside the store. This also includes 1 complimentary drink!

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    Postcard/ Purr-fect Wall/ Mug

    Yep, that unique postcard is yours, along with name recognition on our special "Purr-fect Partner Wall." You will also receive our uniquely designed River Kitty mug and 1 complimentary drink!

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    Postcard/ Purr-fect Wall/ 2 Mugs

    Ok, the post card is yours! You will also be listed on our special "Purr-fect Partner Wall." In addition you will also receive not 1, but 2 adorable River Kitty mugs with 2 complimentary drinks!

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    Postcard/ Purr-fect Wall/ 2 Shirts

    This reward is almost the same as the one above, including a postcard, Purr-fect wall. Though instead of the 2 mugs, you will get 2 specially designed River Kitty t-shirts with 2 complimentary drinks as well!

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    Purr-fect Wall/ Sneak Peak/ Gift Bags

    Forget about that postcard! You're still our "Purr-fect Partner" though, and your name will appear on our special recognition wall. Prior to our opening, we will invite you and 1 guest to a behind the scenes look at River Kitty. This also includes 2 exclusive RK gift bags.

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    Purr-fect Wall/ Private Visit/ Gift Bags

    No postcard for you, but your name will appear on our "Purr-fect Partner Wall." To show our appreciation, we will invite you and 5 of your BFFs for a private visit with our kitties for some purr therapy. Of course, River Kitty gift bags for all!

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    Purr-fect Wall/ Private Party/ Gift Bags

    Look, do you really want that postcard? For sure your name will appear on our "Purr-fect Partner Wall." :) Also included will be a private party for 10 with beverages and desserts. The featured entertainment for the evening will be our frisky felines begging for food. RK gift bags included.

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    Purr-fect Wall/ Large Party/ Gift Bags

    Seriously, you want that postcard? If so, we can make that happen! In addition, your name will be prominently featured on our "Purr-fect Partner Wall." This amazing reward includes a private party for 20 with drinks and desserts. It goes without saying that you and your guests will enjoy our RK gift bags!

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    Purr-fect Wall/ Large Party W/ Perks

    Well aren't you the CAT'S MEOW! You are the "Purr-fect Partner," and your name will reflect as such. This top reward will include a dinner party for 20 with breads and beverages from our partners at Cisse's as well as desserts from our partners at Just Rennie's which are sure to please all of your guests. End your evening in the company of our kitties with a cordial and bon bon.

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