Friday, August 10, 2018

New Beginnings Animal Rescue

While not exactly a cat cafe, New Beginnings Animal Rescue allows a visitor to interact with all of the kitties.  Located in Royal Oak, Michigan, NBAR was established in 2010, and per their website: "We are completely run by volunteers, funded by donations, and powered by cat hair."

I visited NBAR last week for a fund-raising garage sale, and was given a site tour.  I didn't take photos of everything, but there are separate rooms for adult cats, kittens, new cats, and ornery cats.  In addition, there are display cages in the lobby, for those special cats that the staff know need even more interaction with humans.

"Lemme OUT!"

Working the "Puss In Boots" routine

Snowball, who broke my heart as he gazed at
me from behind bars.  He's partially blind, and FIV+,
but friendly as all get out.

Seriously, how can a person be sad while holding kittens?
Nope, it's impawssible!

Napping for these two was more impawtant than making
goo-goo eyes at any potential adopter.
Not only do they adopt out cats, they have a cat food bank, for folks who meet a minimum requirement, so their pets won't go hungry.  They are seriously anti-declaw also.

This weekend, NBAR is having Whiskers and Whimsy Art Show, from 4 to 7 pm tonight, and 12 to 4 pm Saturday.  Lucky for me, I will drive there straight after work today, and still be home for dinner without The Hubby knowing about my stop!  I am a sneak, aren't I?

Learned it from my cats...


  1. What a wonderful place. Yes you can't be sad loving on kitties.

    I linked this post to Feline Friday.

    Have a purrfect day and weekend. ♥

  2. What wonderful work they do. We especially liked the pet food bank.

  3. manny already spilled the beans to hubby, so mum's no longer the word !! ☺☺♥♥

  4. That sure does sound like a wonderful place. It is so terrific to hear about places like that that find homes for the homeless. Have a terrific weekend.

  5. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my goodness I'm smiling ear to ear!
    Love your photo with the precious kits
    Hugs madi and mom

  6. That sounds like a wonderful place ! Purrs

  7. Kitties make everything better. Snowball is such a handsome dude. We hope he finds his forever home soon.
    ps - we bet the hubby already knows ... I mean ... where else would you be?!

  8. What a nice facility! Have fun at the Art Show!

  9. Snowball has my heart...from this moment.

  10. What lovely kidlets. We can't wait to see what you got on your secret trip!!

  11. These kitties are all so cute. I think it is great that they have a kitty food bank. :)
    Have a blessed weekend.

  12. Aren't places like this just the most awesome? Mom, dad and I try to donate things as often as we can to the Orange County Animal Services, where they found me. That place is amazing, and if they had the room and my permission mom and dad would bring all of the cats and kittens there home.

  13. This sounds like an awesome place. I love the idea of the cat food bank! And powered by cat hair...cute!

  14. This sounds like a wonderful place! Cat food bank is a great idea. Puss in Boots look on the kitten is quite impressive :-)

  15. Such sweetie, and I sure hope Snowball gets a loving home. We still don’t have internet and are working on cellular which sure isn’t easy.

  16. That sounds like such a wonderful place! Our paws are crossed that Snowball finds a great home soon.

  17. OMC what cuties. You look like you're havin' a ball. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  18. Oh, there is something similar in Rome! I've been there once - it's a cat sanctuary where you can come to and play with cats. You can pet them and spend your time with them. And when you fall in love with some you can adopt him/her. I think it's a nice idea, but on the other hand - cats prefer stable living conditions. If there is too many people visiting, they'll be stressed and unhappy. So I have mixed feelings about places like these. But I hope they're picking only inquisitive and sociable ones to the place like this.


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