K.A.T. Café Grand Opening

On Sunday I had the honor of attending the K.A.T. Cafe grand opening at 26 W Main St in New Market. The café houses 15 adoptable cats from Frederick County Animal Control. While the cats eat traditional cat food, people have the option of ordering from a vegan menu of hot and cold beverages, snacks, and a salad prepared by Hippy Chick Hummus. For dessert, Sage Cakery provides an array of cookies all made without eggs or dairy.

But who am I kidding, the main reason to go to the K.A.T. Cafe is to meet these awesome cats! Communally housing 15 cats is no small feat, and I was happy to help with the transition plan. Additionally, I presented a one hour training to the staff on cat behavior. Here's some of the highlights from the cafe's first week:

Scootie had a few constructive criticisms for my transition plan. She was pretty intimidated by the new space, so she got her own private transition from the powder room into the larger cafe space. By the grand opening she was greeting everyone with a friendly tail up!

Cali has already had a behavior session with me and a potential adopter! Unfortunately, it's not a good time for the would-be adopter to bring her home. But I can tell you that Cali is a super sweet, calm girl who should do well with other cats in her forever home.