A friend recently told me about Crumbs and Whiskers a fantastic social enterprise in Washington and LA – it’s a cat cafe and all the feline friends are shelter cats ready to be adopted. It’s the purr-fect combination, coffee and a little furry companion to befriend and hopefully re-home. I immediately began thinking could this idea work in Leeds?! I began researching their model and I would absolutely love to set one up Yorkshire’s first cat cafe. I don’t think it would be a great commercial business, but maybe there’s a way to make it work?!
Ever since I was a teenager I wanted to have a cat sanctuary like Brigit Bardot and this would be a viable way of helping cats and running a business. My friend Sarah has half jokingly committed to us setting one up together. We both agree it’s not something we could commit to whilst are littles are around but maybe in a few years if the desire is still there we could relook at it. Watch this space, in the meantime we might have to plan a research trip to LA to determine its viability.
Their merchandise is fabulous, check out their swag here.