Central Purrk Cat Cafe still looking for funding

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Source: Central Purrk Cat Cafe

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Central Purrk Cat Cafe is still looking for funding in order to become a reality.

The cat cafe took their plea to Facebook on Wednesday in a post that says in part, “We’re not there yet…and we can’t do this without YOU.”

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As we’ve reported, a cat cafe is coming to Georgetown this fall, marking the first in central Kentucky and the fourth in the state.

“Starting a business is never cheap…and we knew that when we started. But this is different. This is for them.” The post went on to say, “Will you PLEASE consider making a pledge to our Kickstarter campaign today? We thank you…SO much.”

The Kickstarter campaign has a goal of $25,000, which will go towards the build out of the cat lounge area, furnishings for it and modifications needed to for the space.

Adoptable cats from the Lexington Humane Society and Scott County Humane Society will occupy the cat lounge area of the cafe, which is a separate, completely enclosed space.

Visitors can reserve time in the cat lounge and the admission fee will be $12 per hour, per person, or $6 for 30 minutes, per person.

The cat lounge provides a “free roam” area for the homeless cats and allows visitors to see their true personalities in a more realistic environment.

As of 12:30 p.m. Thursday, the campaign had raised $3,392.

Anyone who would like to contribute can do so HERE.

Source: Central Purrk Cat Cafe

Backstory HERE.

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