Meet a cat for coffee

Cats live in this cafe. Michelle Furbisher pets a cat in her cafe. The cafe is a gathering spot for cat lovers. PHOTO: Steve Bosch / VANCOUVER SUN

Cats live in this cafe. Michelle Furbisher pets a cat in her cafe. The cafe is a gathering spot for cat lovers.
PHOTO: Steve Bosch / VANCOUVER SUN

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Come in.

Drink a coffee.

Pet the cats.

Take one home.

Meet the cats at the Catfé

This café is in Vancouver.

It’s called the Catfé.

Michelle Furbacher owns the café.

Michelle wants cats to live in the café.

She wants people to come and enjoy the cats.

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The BC SPCA brings the cats

Furbacher works with the BC SPCA.

They find homes for cats.

The SPCA brings friendly cats to the café.

They want people to enjoy the cats.

They want people to adopt the cats.

The SPCA is the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Come to the Catfe and give a kitty a hug. PHOTO - pixabay.com

Come to the Catfe and give a kitty a hug.
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The Catfé is successful.

People adopt the cats.

They take their adopted cats home.

“Kitty lovers adopt them,” says Furbacher. “There’s a bit of a cat shortage.”

The cats like a good cup of tea, too. PHOTO - pixabay.com

The cats like a good cup of tea, too.
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Montreal was the first.

The first cat café in North America opened in Montreal.

The café is called the Happy Cat Café.

Cat cafés are popular.

Cat cafes are now open in Vancouver, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Portland and Oakland.

The cats warm your chair for you. PHOTO - pixabay.com

The cats warm your chair for you.
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Watch these videos and learn more about cat cafes.

Find out more about the SPCA.

Cat cafes are popular around the world.

The Happy Cat Café in Montreal was the first cat café in North America. —  Montreal

Take a look inside the Cat Life Café in Shanghai.  —  Shanghai

Cat cafes in Japan charge a fee to come in and pet the cats.  —  Japan

The Tokyo Cat Café has rules and 53 cats. Find out more.  —  Tokyo

How the cat café in London, England works  —  London, England

Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort

 

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