Paws up for the Cat Cafe in Petone!!
Want to sip a latte with a kitty or stretch into the downward dog with feline assistance? The Neko Ngeru Cat Adoption café is the perfect place to go for cat lovers in need of caffeine and a cat fix. The café opened November 2017 and since then has seen a steady stream of people come through its doors. The cat cafe is popular with families, couples and singles. People are invited to spend time with the kitties, watch them playfully interact, snooze or just enjoy the company of the cats in a lovely environment.
The café regularly offers a 45 minute yoga session plus 30 minutes of cat cuddles and the café also hosts quiz nights, cat assisted massage and kitty bingo.
Owners Ken and Richelle are passionate about cats and have future plans to develop a learning programme for school age children . It will be aimed to teach children how to communicate with kitties and increase children’s empathy and respect for our furry friends.
Purr-fect furever homes
In the café there are 5 permanent feline residents that call the café home. All cats and kittens that come to the café are vaccinated, desexed and socialised. They are in great health before they are available to be adopted by the public. The Cat Adoption Cafe works with other welfare organisations such a Feral Nation, Dump Cats, and Kitty Cat rehoming. Ken and Richelle are passionate about the welfare of cats and providing them with a safe and loving environment in which to live.
Café Owner Richelle lights up when she retells some of the cat adoption success stories. One such lucky cat was Sharon who came from the Upper Hutt Animal Rescue. Over months of gentle coaxing, socialising and love Sharon learnt to trust in humans again. She is now second mate and lives on a boat with her owner and best human friend. Sharon has now found the fur-ever home she deserves.
The Cat café supports local artists and as soon as you step into the space you will be greeted with a selection of tasty homemade goods. Also available are warm drinks and a great selection of cat related products. So polish your whiskers and get ready to purr!! The Petone Cat café has everything you need for a relaxing time in feline company. A must do for anyone living locally or visiting Wellington city!