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.
|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.
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...