I’m happy to see more and more information on cat cafes coming to North America. In most jurisdictions, health department regulations prohibit establishments that serve food to have animals on the premises, but some creative entrepreneurs are finding legal ways around this issue. The most recent cat lover to attempt to open a cat cafe in the US is Carlos Wong. LA Weekly reports that Wong has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed for the project. Wong, a graphic designer, got his cat cafe passion from a year in Tokyo. When he returned to LA in January, he wondered if the animal café concept would work in L.A. After talking to the L.A. County Department of Public Health, who advised him that his plan would be possible if the cats were in a different building than the food preparation, he decided to move forward. For more information on Wong’s project, read the full story on LA Weekly.
If If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we told you why you should never take a cat bite lightly, on Tuesday, we shared some fascinating facts about your cat’s tongue, on Wednesday, we explored whether cats can tell time, and on Friday, we reviewed Amy Shojai’s new thriller, Hide and Seek. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a Drinkwell Pagoda fountain from MyThreeCats.com!
The “squee factor” on today’s video is off the scales. Enjoy!
Have a great weekend!
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