LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A small cafe in the Highlands has people falling in love with cats seven days a week. Purrfect Day Cat Cafe, known for its friendly feline visitors, has surpassed its goal of finding a home for 300 cats in its first year by a substantial amount.
To celebrate the achievement, Purrfect Day and the Kentucky Humane Society are hosting an event on Thursday, June 20. Several adoptable cats and kittens will be at the cafe, as well as Joey, the 1000th cat to be adopted from Purrfect Day. There will also be balloons and festive decorations for the party, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Since the shop opened in August of last year, owner Chuck Patton announced it has saved 1,000 cats’ lives. In March, Andrea Blair of the Kentucky Humane Society noted how important the cafe’s impact has been to pet adoptions.
"It’s amazing how much this one facility is helping to change the needle and helping us to save the lives of more at-risk cats," Blair said.
The shop has helped many felines find their forever homes, helping cats from 14 counties.
"This is really changing everything when it comes to cat welfare in Kentucky," Blair said. The cats receive a vacation in a healthy environment, while they await the arrival of their future family.
When stopping at the cafe, customers can order from a variety of drinks including coffee, beer or wine, and a full snack menu, while enjoying the company of their furry friends.
The Purrfect Day Cat Cafe is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.