December Newsletter 2020

26 Jan, 2021

December Newsletter 2020

Dear Cat Lover, So….we hope everyone had a quiet, safe, joyful holiday season. We did. ALL the kittens we had have been adopted, 14 in all. Yay! Kittens are so much fun to have around….we are going to miss them. If you have been following the story of The Cat Club, you know that we have been struggling to stay open, especially in light of my parents’ need for my presence on the West coast. We thought that one of our volunteers was going to be able to take over management, but HER father became ill and so her plans changed. So we’re back almost to Square One, although we had a nice response to our request for sustaining members and finances are not posing the problem they were, at least for the next few months, at which time we hope people start travelling again and the cottage can be rented out short-term. But the having-to-be-in-two-places-at-the-same-time issue is still there, so I’ve come up with a new plan and that is to sell the Cat Club as an existing business. Besides missing seeing all of you and rehoming our kitties, I would regret having to demolish the Cat Club and its custom elements, like the kitten room. This is such a perfect space now for a cat “café” that I would like for the property to continue on as one, even if I’m not involved. I also think that New Olreans is a purrfect location for a cat “café”. People expect creative, whimsical, unusual things from New Orleans and visiting the Cat Club tics all of those boxes. So, the reason I’m telling you all this is that there may be one among you, perhaps a retiree such as myself, who would like to move to(or already lives in)New Orleans and run a cat rescue. It is the most rewarding thing to do with your time, as well as being able to hang around with cats and kittens all day! You meet the nicest people, and it’s so great to hook kittens and cats up with THEIR people….it’s a wonderful feeling. It’s good for everyone involved….what’s not to like? It’s enough work that it structures your life, but you can also do other things besides the Cat Club; it’s not all consuming. It’s also not a huge money maker, as I’m sure you could tell from my previous messages, but it breaks even, when both the apartments are rented out long-term; I currently live in one, and the other is the cottage in the rear. Now, if you want to live on the premises, which is convenient, there is my small studio apartment (about 350 sq. ft.) on-site that you can move into. Depending on how you feel about that, you can live in it, or rent it out for the income, and live elsewhere. You would also have the office in the Cat Club for your personal use, as well as Command Central for The Cat Club. Anyway, that’s the basic outline. If you have any specific questions for me, I would be happy to answer them (504)410-4646. The new person could buy the property or we might be able to work out some other arrangement, like a lease or bond-for-deed, which is a special Louisiana thing. Market value for the property, which is 1800 sq. ft. total, is about $550,000, FYI. It is zoned for commercial use. This is a Hail Mary. It would be great if this happened….having The Cat Club live on, finding purrfect matches for homeless cats and families, even without my involvement, would be the best ending to this story, for me. If this doesn’t work out (and we will be advertising nationally to try to find the right buyer), then I will have to sell the property to someone with no interest in The Cat Club, because I have to get to the West Coast where my parents live. Thanks for following along with me. This has definitely been a ride! And I’m hoping that The Cat Club still has another lap to go! -Eshyah


Due to Hurricane Zeta, our power is out and we’ll have to postpone our Halloween Road Rally. We’ll keep you posted when we set a new date!