Դ У 2020-01-14 09:57:59 Ƶ ¸

North America has its first cat cafe


City-dwellers and tourists alike flocked to the Purina ONE Cat Café in the Bowery on Thursday morning for their chance to spend some quality time with some furry friends, while caffeining up on the pop-up's signature Cat'achino, a cappuccino with a foam feline on top


Feline fanatic Dennis Cote, 30, pounced at the opportunity to spend the morning with cats, commuting in two hours from his home in Farmington, Conn., to play with the shop's 16 fuzzy felines


"I have three cats at home already," said Cote, who works as a Starbucks barista. "My parents said don't come back with a fourth."


All of the kittens were provided by North Shore Animal League, the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption shelter in the country

еèֹɱ¾Ԯ“” ṩ

Purina One and the North Shore Animal League teamed to create the pop-up cafe. They hope New York soon will be home to permanent cat cafes


The space, which is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day until Sunday, is "designed to create a conversation on cat health," said Purina ONE spokeswoman Niky Roberts


London got its first one, Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium, in March. Japan has had them for years


KitTea is expected to open in San Francisco this summer, becoming this country's first full-time cat cafe

ĵһȫְè俧ȹKitTea ڽھɽɽҵ