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Cat cafes are a purrfect way of connecting humans with our furry friends. It's about enriching lives and having fun at the same time!
Cat cafes are a purrfect way of connecting humans with our furry friends. It's about enriching lives and having fun at the same time!
Cat cafes are a purrfect way of connecting humans with our furry friends. It's about enriching lives and having fun at the same time!
52 backers pledged $22,165 to help bring this project to life.

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CATURDAY | Cat Cafe & Lounge, Orange County

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Cat Cafe Melbourne: Australia's First Cat Cafe
Cat Cafe Melbourne: Australia's First Cat Cafe

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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!

  • 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 medical care and are ready for their forever homes! Caturday Café & Lounge will be a non-profit LLC.
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1) Reservations are booked in advance online via the Caturday website. Walk-ins are subject to lounge availability. 

2) Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time, pay your entry fee, enjoy your complimentary beverage of choice with all the kitties!

3) On the hour, you will be guided into the cat lounge with your group (up to 15 others so cats are not overwhelmed), and are free to grab a seat and enjoy! Cat toys and structures are provided in the lounge for maximum enjoyment and playtime! 

4) ...and, yes, unfortunately after session is over, you will be guided outside of the cat lounge back into the serving area where you can continue to admire them. You can also get super great high-fives from any of us, if you ask! 

@kittenxlady bottle feeding one of her adorable previous fosters
@kittenxlady bottle feeding one of her adorable previous fosters

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: 

  • Movie Night: snuggle up to the resident kitties and snack on popcorn while watching a film!
  • 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.
  • and more!

Caturday Lounge will also host large groups, book clubs, etc., subject to availability. 

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.

Source: ASPCA, 2011
Source: ASPCA, 2011

Every year, roughly 3.4 million cats and kittens find their way into shelters across the country, where most live out their entire lives or are euthanized due to unavailable space and resources, if they are not adopted.

Remember, kitties that are relaxed and not confined to kennels are more likely to show you their true personalities and how much they like you for coming in to play with them!

Because of this movement, more cats are finding compatible, forever homes with awesome humans like you! We are saving the lives of these mini house panthers!

       

By placing any pledge, you are helping the lives of humans and cats all around Orange County! 

The success of this project will have a prolonged effect on the animal-loving community and those with empathy for sheltered animals.

Caturday is planning to use exposure from the establishment to host seminars and gatherings for those with knowledge to share on the importance of fostering kittens, as well as TNR (trap-neuter-return) programs, plus what others can do to help the community, even if they do not want to adopt a cat directly (or most likely have already reached their limit like me; don't tell my landlord)!

Risks and challenges

Still being within the process of securing an actual storefront space is challenging because then we're essentially asking you to rely on us as individuals to bring this vision to life.

What can be said is that the funding is by far the biggest obstacle for setting the foundation for the success of Caturday.

Any obstacles encountered will be met with great perseverance with our resources and support.

Thank YOU!

Questions and business inquiries can be emailed to CaturdayLounge@gmail.com

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    Pledge $3 or more About $3

    THANK MEW!

    Thank you so much for believing in the Caturday Lounge! Your support is so appreciated - you will be (if you so wish) honored on our donors page on our website and receive exciting updates about our journey!

    Paws up!

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    SHOW ME YOUR KITTIES!

    For a $10 donation, send Caturday a picture of your kitties and we will display them on the wall inside the café and lounge for a regular ol' cat collage for all to gawk at!

    A great pledge for those geographically removed!

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    1 Cat Lounge Session

    Single admission into the cat cafe and lounge for 70 minutes! Includes one complimentary beverage and sticker pack!

    Send Caturday a picture of your kitties and we will display them on the wall inside the café and lounge for a regular ol' cat collage for all to see!

    You will also receive a digital e-book including photos of ALL the kitties whose humans donated to the cause and want to be featured in the book!

    Includes:
    • Your cat-kids on display inside the lounge!
    • Show Me Your Kitties! E-Book!
    • One exclusive grand opening enamel pin per person!
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    SHOW ME YOUR KITTIES + E-BOOK!

    For a $20 donation, send Caturday a picture of your kitties and we will display them on the wall inside the café and lounge for a regular ol' cat collage for all to see!

    You will also receive a digital e-book including photos of ALL the kitties whose humans donated to the cause and want to be featured in the book!

    A great pledge for those geographically removed!

    Includes:
    • Show Me Your Kitties! E-Book!
    • Your cat-kids on display inside the lounge!
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    2 Cat Lounge Sessions

    Two admissions into the cat cafe and lounge for 70 minutes! Includes one complimentary beverage and sticker pack!

    Send Caturday a picture of your kitties and we will display them on the wall inside the café and lounge for a regular ol' cat collage for all to see!

    You will also receive a digital e-book including photos of ALL the kitties whose humans donated to the cause and want to be featured in the book!

    Includes:
    • Your cat-kids on display inside the lounge!
    • Show Me Your Kitties! E-Book!
    • One exclusive grand opening enamel pin per person!
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    ONE (1) EXTENDED LOUNGE VISIT!

    Single admission into the cat cafe and lounge for 70 minutes! Includes one complimentary beverage and sticker pack!

    After funding closes, you will be prompted to submit a picture of your own kitty (if you want) to be featured in Caturday's Show Me Your Kitties e-book and you will receive a digital copy of the book when finished!

    Includes:
    • Caturday Lounge Sticker Pack
    • Show Me Your Kitties! E-Book!
    • Your cat-kids on display inside the lounge!
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    2 Movie Night Tickets & Merch!

    Two (2) tickets to movie night INSIDE the lounge! Complimentary refreshments and light snacks will be provided as you and and others snuggle all the resident furballs during these viewings. Every attendee will receive a small Caturday goodie bag! There will be some cat play time before and after the film.

    Also includes TWO (2) guest passes for use at a later time.

    Film chosen will be appropriate for all ages.

    Age limits apply - children attending must be 8 years old or older when visiting Caturday Lounge.

    After funding closes, you will be prompted to submit a picture of your own kitty (if you want) to be featured in Caturday's Show Me Your Kitties e-book and you will receive a digital copy of the book when finished!

    Includes:
    • Two (2) passes for regular admission to lounge (incl beverages)
    • Lounge merchandise in a goodie bag per person!
    • Show Me Your Kitties! E-Book!
    • Your cat-kids on display inside the lounge!
    • One exclusive grand opening enamel pin per person!
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    TWO (2) EXTENDED LOUNGE VISITS!

    Two tickets for a 70 minute session in the cat cafe and lounge (bring a friend, family member, or date - or you can use both yourself)! Includes one complimentary beverage and exclusive enamel pin per person!

    After funding closes, you will be prompted to submit a picture of your own kitty (if you want) to be featured in Caturday's Show Me Your Kitties e-book and you will receive a digital copy of the book when finished!

    Includes:
    • One exclusive grand opening enamel pin per person!
    • Show Me Your Kitties! E-Book!
    • Your cat-kids on display inside the lounge!
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    NAME & SPONSOR A KITTY + 2 ADMISSIONS

    Sponsor and name one of our resident or adoptable kitties!

    Inlcudes two (2) admissions into the cat lounge. One beverage included per admission.

    Includes:
    • Two (2) passes for regular admission to lounge (incl beverages)
    • Show Me Your Kitties! E-Book!
    • Your cat-kids on display inside the lounge!
    • One exclusive grand opening enamel pin per person!
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    TWO (2) MEWVIE NIGHT TICKETS & MERCH!

    Two (2) tickets to movie night INSIDE the lounge! Complimentary refreshments and light snacks will be provided as you and and others snuggle all the resident furballs during these viewings. Every attendee will receive a small Caturday goodie bag! There will be some cat play time before and after the film.

    Also includes TWO (2) guest passes for use at a later time.

    Film chosen will be appropriate for all ages.

    Age limits apply - children attending must be 6 years old or older when visiting Caturday Lounge.

    After funding closes, you will be prompted to submit a picture of your own kitty (if you want) to be featured in Caturday's Show Me Your Kitties e-book and you will receive a digital copy of the book when finished!

    Includes:
    • Lounge merchandise in a goodie bag per person!
    • Two (2) passes for regular admission to lounge (incl beverages)
    • Show Me Your Kitties! E-Book!
    • Your cat-kids on display inside the lounge!
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    Pledge US$ 90 or more About US$ 90

    TWO (2) TICKETS TO OUR GRAND OPENING!

    Backers will enjoy a grand opening party with catered eats and beverages! Includes admission and every attendee will receive a bag of CAT-THEMED GOODIES!

    Pledging for this reward also includes two guest passes (you can use them yourself, or hand them out!) good for one-time entry each into the cafe and lounge at a later time.

    Your name or company name will also be visible inside the lounge for years to come as our thanks to you for your amazing support!

    After funding closes, you will be prompted to submit a picture of your own kitty (if you want) to be featured in Caturday's Show Me Your Kitties e-book and you will receive a digital copy of the book when finished!

    Includes:
    • Lounge merchandise in a goodie bag per person!
    • Your name / company name displayed inside the Caturday Lounge!
    • Two (2) passes for regular admission to lounge (incl beverages)
    • Show Me Your Kitties! E-Book!
    • Your cat-kids on display inside the lounge!
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    Pledge $130 or more About $130

    NAME & SPONSOR A KITTY!

    Name an adoptable or resident Caturday Lounge kitty for our first season open! Your name and picture with the kitty you name will be visible in the lounge and on our website! You will receive digital photo updates of the kitty you sponsor, including an update on their adoption day. :)

    Includes two (2) admissions into the lounge, a complimentary beverage, enamel pin, and a small merch pack! Merchandise and passes can and will be shipped to those not in our geographical region that pledge this donation!

    Plus, some previous rewards!

    *Due to the nature of this reward, there is a low limit unlikely to be raised.

    And yes, you may name the kitty anything you want, no matter how ridiculous, less anything obviously inappropriate.*

    Includes:
    • Lounge merchandise in a goodie bag!
    • Your name / company name displayed inside the Caturday Lounge!
    • Two (2) passes for regular admission to lounge (incl beverages)
    • Show Me Your Kitties! E-Book!
    • Your cat-kids on display inside the lounge!
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    PRIVATE CATURDAY LOUNGE PARTAY!

    You and up to 10 friends or family members enjoy EXCLUSIVE and private use of the lounge for four (4) hours. Caturday will provide catering and refreshments while you provide the pets and scratches to the kitties! Would be great for birthdays and celebrations!

    Everyone receives one swag bag including exclusives from previous reward levels!

    Age limits apply - children attending must be 6 years old or older when visiting Caturday Lounge.

    Includes:
    • Lounge merchandise in a goodie bag per person!
    • Show Me Your Kitties! E-Book!
    • Private Use of Lounge for 4 Hours
    • Catering Included
    • Your cat-kids on display inside the lounge!
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Funding period

- (51 days)