Cat Clubs of America
The Crescent City Cat Club is the first of what could become many. It is my intention for The CCCC to be the model for any community in the US (and who knows? Maybe Cat Clubs International?) that would like to open one. I think that any town with a shelter could support a Cat Club of America. No offense to animal shelters; of course they provide a critical service in our country . But most of them are more geared to dogs, and the atmosphere in most is not conducive to folks wanting to adopt a cat.
We have a lot of people in or nearing retirement, and many of them are looking for something to do after their official working days are over. If one looks at the cost of start-up, most start at over $20K and go up. And most don’t provide e opportunity for service that a Cat Club would. It’s a win-win-win, and can be opened on a shoe-string. Not everyone would need the level of construction that we did) with the help of the local shelter. Cat Town in Oakland has adopted out 1,800 cats since they opened; imagine the pressure that takes off the local shelter .
In my experience, the cat cafes I have visited, including Cat Town and The Blue Cat Cafe in Austin, TX, aren’t geared toward helping others copy their example , but it is my intention to make The Cat Club an open book, and to do whatever I can to help others successfully follow our lead. Cat Clubs of America, here we come!