Cat-loving Redmond residents now have Café Cocoa in their backyard, a local cat café featuring Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) senior cats available for adoption.
Café Cocoa is helping shelter cats find forever homes thanks to a collaboration between RASKC and The Whole Cat and Kaboodle.
RASKC Manager Dr. Gene Mueller supports the RASKC team as they seek out partnerships to help animals, such as working with local cat cafés to showcase shelter cats in our communities.
“Regional Animal Services is committed to engaging with its many community partners to help shelter animals and promote more adoption opportunities,” Gene said.
“Café Cocoa is invested in helping senior cats that may not receive as much attention in the adoption center as younger cats; Café Cocoa makes them the “Belles of the ball.'”
Café Cocoa features a home-like experience for the senior felines and interested adopters. Soft couches and a fireplace set the mood for a relaxing evening to read a book and let a cat nuzzle its way into the hearts of many, and eventually a home of its own.
With a slight twist on the cat café model, The Whole Cat and Kaboodle’s non-cat business isn’t entirely focused on selling coffee and pastries. Their primary focus through Café Cocoa is to provide day-to-day needs of cats such as high quality food and grooming care.
RASKC receives almost 5,000 animals at the Kent shelter each year. “We look for exciting opportunities to place shelter animals including senior cats in loving homes in the shortest period possible,” Gene said.
Café Cocoa is a perfect outlet for these wonderful, mature felines. Come visit!
Café Cocoa is open for business and is located inside The Whole Cat and Kaboodle Redmond location at 8103 161st Avenue NE.