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Georgina O'NeillBy Georgina O'Neill
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Georgina O'NeillBy Georgina O'Neill
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€2,578
pledged of €35,000pledged of €35,000 goal
62
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, February 24 2016 4:36 PM UTC +00:00

About

Why does Dublin need a Cat Café?  

Cat Cafes are becoming increasing popular all over the world! Originating in Taiwan in 1998 and popular in Japan for many years, they are now quickly popping up all over the world! Irish people love their pets, they dress them and treat them like a member of the family, but sometimes circumstances can prevent someone from owning their own pet. If you are a lover of cats, this will be the perfect place for you to drop in. Cat Cafés are the purrfect setting for people to come in and enjoy a cup of their favorite hot stuff and cuddle with one of the resident cats. 

Will the cats be happy? 

 The welfare of our cats will be our top priority. They will live in the Café and will have regular health checks and have all their vaccinations, boosters and wormers up to date. 

The living area for the cats will be like a huge playground! They will literally be able to climb the walls, lay on a grass patch or flake out on a beanbag! We will keep the area as stimulating as possible and they will have all the love and affection any household cat would get from the staff and all our visitors. We will also have spaces where the cats can relax and chill out if they want. 

 Our staff will be trained to look out for any signs of stress or illness in our kitties and if any of the cats are stressed or need veterinary care, they will be cared for straight away. We will work with our local cat rescue charity to only bring suitable cats into the café - we will only offer a home to cats that will enjoy the company of humans and other cats and so that they can thrive in this unique environment.

Risks and challenges

Hygiene concerns

There is always a concern about food hygiene within any establishment and we realise that some people may be concerned about our delicious food and drinks coming into contact with our cats.

To stop the cats raiding the fridge and getting their little paws on our goodies, the food storage, preparation and serving areas are going to be completely separate from our cat lounge where our visitors can enjoy all that we have to offer. Our cats will be restricted to designated areas away from food stuffs.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    The normal cost for entry into the café will be €10. Get your first visit for half the cost with this reward!

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    Pledge €15 or more About $17

    The normal addmission to the café will be €10. with this reward, you and a friend can come into the café and enjoy a hot cuppa of your choice and a tasty treat while cuddling with our kitties

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    Purchase one of our T-Shirts! They will be available for collection in the café when we open

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    Pledge €180 or more About $206

    Sponsor one of our kitties! This will cover health checks, vaccinations and desexing (so we have no little surprises) If you sponsor a cat you will also have naming rights. **Inappropriate names will not be used**

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    Pledge €250 or more About $286

    Before we open to the public we will need to allow our new residents to settle in. During this time we will have VIP visitors, if you select this option you and a friend can come into the café on a selected day and stay as long as you wish. You will also have free tea/coffee throughout your stay

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    Friends fur life! Unlimited access to our café with a free cuppa every time. Become a part of the furniture!
    (we would advise that you book in advance to ensure that you get a spot)

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Funding period

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