November Updates

Current Cats and Kittens in the Lounge
We have 14 cats and kittens living at the lounge, ranging in age from about 5-6 months old to 13 years old. Our three newest residents (Cindy, Coral, and Hershal) come to us from Stray Paws Animal Haven in El Monte, CA. They are still adjusting to their new surroundings and are not out and about with all of the other cats yet. Our next three newest are Cheyenne, Dallas, and Bagel. Cheyenne was trapped outside of Golf n Stuff in Ventura and she’s a very friendly young mom whose kitten days are behind her forever now that she’s been spayed. Thanks go out to Foundling Kitten Society for working to get her trapped, vaccinated, spayed, and transported to us. Dallas and Bagel came to us from SPARC and we’re hoping different exposure here will help them find their perfect home(s). They are not brothers but they get along great! Buffy, our little black kitten, also loves playing with her new friends. Our longtime residents are still with us: Michael, Missy, Snickers, Twix, Jacob, and Sadie (plus Rachel, though she hasn’t been here quite so long). They’re happy with us and well cared for, but we sure would like to see them land in real homes. Adopting out cats who are older is harder than adopting out the younger ones. But we know there are kind-hearted people out there who want to help a cat and meet that cat where it is rather than hope to mold its behavior and nature in some way.

We’re up to about 20 volunteers at the lounge now and always looking for more help! Some people are able to volunteer on a regular basis just about every week while others can only come in sporadically. We are grateful for all of the help we receive and definitely still need more. If you would like to volunteer with us please fill out our volunteer application. During business hours shifts are two hours long. We also have shifts to help open the lounge (one hour) and close the lounge (45 minutes). Shifts during business hours do require some customer service potentially, while opening and closing shifts are just the volunteers and cats. All shifts include time to just hang out with the cats!

Kitten Adoptions
Chewy, Vader, and Yoda are now available for pre-adoption. We anticipate sending them home around November 29th, after they’ve had their spay/neuter surgeries and the second round of kitten vaccinations. If you are interested in applying for any of them please contact us.

We are having another “Cats at Night” event on November 4th. Visitors can come to the lounge for tea and dessert for 75 minutes and see what the cats are like at night. (The last few times we’ve been there at night they’ve been wide awake!) During Thanksgiving week we will have modified hours, rates, and capacity, and we’ll be offering 10% off all purchases.

We have added a few new items to the lobby shop and encourage you to take a look. It’s a great way to find some small gifts and help support the cats. We have some new pillowcases in various prints (cat, holiday, and other), a few aprons, scented jar candles, new earrings, and more, plus new toys and stockings for the cats in your life. If you’d like to help out by sending needed items for the cats and the lounge you can shop our Amazon and Chewy wishlists, or our Target wishlist that’s all just-for-fun stuff for the cats to help us celebrate our 6-month anniversary of being open on December 2nd!

Thank you, as always, for your support!

Cats at Night Nov. 4th

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We will be opening up the lounge again on November 4th from 6:30-7:45pm for visitors to see the cats after hours! Hot tea and dessert will be available and guests can take 10% off of any purchases that evening, too. Reservations are required and we are limiting the event to 6 people. 18 years and older, please. Masks will be required except for when immediately eating or drinking. The cats look forward to seeing you there!

Cats at Night – special event!

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On Wednesday, October 6th, we will be opening the lounge from 6:30-8:00 pm for a special event. Come see what the cats are up to after-hours while you enjoy a complimentary dessert and tea. This event is for ages 18 and up and requires a reservation – no walk-ins will be accepted. If you would like to bring a guest please be sure they are registered! We are limiting the event to 6 guests and masks will be required.

Reading with the Cats – TIME CHANGE

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NOTE: Time has been changed to 1:30-2pm to better match the nap time of the cats!

We invite younger kids (10 and under) to come to the lounge with a parent or guardian and read to or with the cats! They can bring a favorite book or borrow one from us. The special time for this event is 1:30 – 2pm on Thursday, June 17. The cost is $5/child, and parents/guardians are free. If this goes well we will add future reading dates! Please sign up below, and only add children as attendees (but be sure there is at least one parent or guardian attending as well).