Arizona’s first cat cafe wants to stay furrever and now is the purrfect time to help

Arizona’s very first cat cafe has only been open six months and is already becoming so popular, regulars are hoping it stays “furr”ever.

La Gatarra in Tempe is where cat lovers can come relax and pet all the kitties they want. All genders, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and nationalities are welcome.

The venue regularly hosts art shows, yoga, painting, and bingo, all with your favorite felines!

You can even adopt some of the furry friends there. So far, they have found “purr”fect homes for over 135 animals.

Sadly, the cat cafe may soon cease to exist if they are unable to raise $10,000 to build a wall separating the felines from the front door which would allow them to maintain their operating permits.

The cafe has until Monday to raise the money and it would be a “cat”astrophy if they closed.

A kickstarter campaign was started to save the center.

UPDATE: Thanks to the generous support of kind donors, $12,828 was raised altogether to save the center from closing!

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Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.