A new business, Cattfeinated Cat Cafe, will be opening it’s doors this fall on East Otterman Street in downtown Greensburg.
Owners Katelynn and Rob Jones are combing their love of coffee and cats by featuring tasty treats and adoptable felines through Wayward Animal Rescue – Greensburg, PA! The cat cafe, set to open mid to late fall of this year, will be setting up shop in the former Shalimar Bazaar space, whose owner recently retired and closed the boutique after 25 years.
A fun, unique, relaxing cafe for humans, while finding loving homes for Westmoreland County’s at-risk cats, Cattfeinated will offer pastries, baked goods and prepared foods to it’s human customer. The main areas of the cafe will be open to anyone who would like to enjoy a cup of coffee or baked good. Inside a clean, playful room, separate from the main space, filled with benches, cat toys, and colorful blankets, guests will be able to play and spend time with adoptable cats.
“Our passion is rescuing cats and kittens and finding them forever homes,” said Katelynn Jones, owner of Cattfeinated Cafe Cafe and President of Wayward Whiskers. “Having a cat cafe allows us to be able to connect more people to these homeless felines while educating the public about the importance of spay/neuter and adoption. This is also a great way of socializing the cats that may be a little shy when meeting potential- the ones that often overlooked or forgotten about.”
The idea of a cat cafe isn’t new, the Colony Cafe, whose had over 100 cat adoptions, in the Strip District opened in 2017 and The Black Cat Market in Lawrenceville opened it’s doors in 2018.
Most of the cats and kittens will be available for adoption through Wayward Animal Rescue (Wayward Whiskers) and all will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated, and microchipped. There will be few ‘resident’ cats that will be there to help new cats that are coming into the cafe to transition.
“We hope to be a great resource to those who can’t have cats or those you need the feel the unconditional love of an animal,” said Jones.
Wayward Whiskers is comprised of a group of passionate caring volunteers who are dedicated to rescuing lost, abandoned, abused, neglected or unwanted cats and kittens. Though they don’t have a physical shelter, they have a network of fosters in the Greensburg area. They’ve found homes for over 400 cats and kittens and spayed/neutered over 600 since their opening in 2015.