Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) will be providing adoptable cats for Neko, a new cat café in Capitol Hill, opening in October. RASKC already works with Seattle’s first cat cafe, Seattle Meowtropolitan, to provide adoptable cats for customers to interact with.
“Working with Meowtropolitan has been a really cool experience,” said Nickie Ford, RASKC animal services coordinator. “We got started with them about a year and a half ago, I believe, and we found the cats, they really just thrive in that colony environment.”
Slated to open in mid-October, customers at Neko can expect to find 12-15 cats looking for forever homes in the “Catarium” area. The cats available for adoption at Neko will be cats with feline leukemia (FeLV) that are harder to adopt out due to their weakened immune systems. The disease is not transferable to humans.
“What we really want people to know is that these cats can still be very fantastic pets, and they can still lead very happy lives,” Ford said.