UPDATE: Java Cats Cafe in Marietta is now open.
Java Cats Cafe, with its current location in Atlanta, is looking to expand OTP right off the Marietta Square.
in March 2016, owner Hadyn Hilton founded Georgia’s very first cat café located in the heart of Atlanta. At the age of 24 she took a risk and dropped out of Georgia State University to pursue her dream of opening a place that would have a positive impact on the lives of shelter cats. Within the last ten months, they have celebrated 210 adoptions from the Java Cats lounge.
The Java Cats lounge has proven to have a positive impact on cats that need love and affection to help them heal after being neglected or abandoned in the past. The type of attention and love the cats receive has changed the course of their lives and opened the opportunity for them to find their own families.
The cage-free, customized vertical space designed and built specially for the cats allows them to roam freely. This type of layout provides a safe space for the cats to feel comfortable and for people to get to know the cats for their unique personalities, which in turn allows for more successful adoptions according to Hilton.
The new location more than doubles their current size, meaning that they will be able to house at least 30+ cats and still allow space for a decent size coffee shop.
I love when people are impressed by the full service (and delicious) coffee we provide, because many people think we are “just a cat place.”
Hilton is hoping her go fund me campaign will help her open in May of 2018. The funds raised will aid in the initial expenses such as the massive furnished cat lounge, vertical space, cat-related necessities, and her deposit for the building.
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