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GingerBy Ginger
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GingerBy Ginger
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$1,936
pledged of $33,000pledged of $33,000 goal
53
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, September 10 2015 2:11 AM UTC +00:00

About

Cat cafes started in Asia and have been popping up in the states over the last two years. San Diego, San Francisco, Paris, London, New York City, Portland...Cat Cafes are the new Hard Rock! St Pete needs one too!!

What is a cat cafe?  Glad you asked! A lovely little coffee shop where folks can come and spend time with adoptable kitties while they sip on coffee, tea, juice, and have a snack or a dessert. 

Where is a cat lover to go in a dog friendly town?

 This is great for so many types of people! We have seniors who may have difficulty caring for a cat in their home. We have college students who may not have pets in dorm rooms or apartments . We have many residents with roommates or significant others and family who are allergic. We have landlords with zero pet policies. We have actors, artists, musicians and athletes passing through town who may need a little stress relief, or may just miss their pets at home. We have tourists. Lots and lots of tourists. If you were in Saint Petersburg on vacation, would you pass up the chance to view and pet cats in Saint Petersburg's first cat cafe?! 

Adopting a cat from this cafe allows potential pet parents to play with and get to know cats in a fun and up beat environment instead of a sad and over crowded shelter. According to the ASPCA,  of the cats entering shelters, approximately 41% are euthanized. We can do better!

The goal is to work mainly with local shelters. We will have the opportunity to feature a different local rescue organization monthly. This cafe will house cats, improving their lives, and opening space in other facilities for cats to go.THIS SAVES LIVES!

The space can also be used to display local art, have open mic nights, bridal showers, birthday parties, and many other cat friendly events.

 Looking forward to working with local coffee shops and restaurants and selling their goods along with our own. Cheesecake, donuts, fruits and other snacks.  Keep it local, St Pete!

What we need money for:

Permits/licences

Two months rent and deposits

Alarm system (for the safety of the cats)

Utilities

Minor construction

insurance

Cat supplies

Furniture

Coffee and snack supplies

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THANK YOU!!!  

Remember, if we don't meet our goal, the cats get nothing, and its back to the drawing board. 

EVERY Dollar counts!  Let's save some cats together!!!!

My first rescue, my love Samson as a baby
My first rescue, my love Samson as a baby

Risks and challenges

This has never been done in Saint Petersburg before, so I am working with the city on what permitting is needed. Being both a coffee shop and housing cats brings double the permits, and double the fun.

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- (30 days)