Mews and Nips: Midnight Cafeteria Feeds Taipei’s Stray Cats


The stray cats in a neighborhood of Taiwan’s capital are being well cared for by residents as part of the “Midnight Cafeteria” project. The “cafeteria” is actually 45 small wooden houses painted by Taiwanese artists and scattered across Taipei, giving the cats a place to eat and rest. The project began in a math teacher’s neighborhood, where about 20 neighbors are helping stray cats in addition to their full-time jobs. ““We want to push forward this philosophy that you don’t have to be part of a very top-level association or something that takes up all of your time,” said Hung Pei-ling. “You can just be one person doing something a little bit at a time, a little bit and taken all together, you can achieve a lot.” For more about the project, visit the New York Post.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, I wrote about pandemic frustration, on Monday, I shared tips on how to make 2021 a healthy, happy year for your cats, on Tuesday, we introduced you to Swedish dishcloths in adorable cat patterns, on Wednesday, I shared a memory of Ruby, on Thursday, we featured Hauspanther’s origami face masks and hand sanitizer holders, and on Friday, I reviewed The Animals Lead® Method of Reiki Meditation Journal.

Today’s video of a Golden Retriever taking a cat for a sleigh ride made me laugh. The cat actually looks like she’s enjoying herself!

Have a great weekend!

Photo Chiang Ying-ying via AP/New York Post

3 Comments on Mews and Nips: Midnight Cafeteria Feeds Taipei’s Stray Cats

  1. Timmy Tomcat
    January 9, 2021 at 12:44 pm (2 months ago)

    Wonderful to hear this uplifting story at a time when we all need it! Is that a kitty on the table behind the lady? I think he is helping himself

    • Ingrid
      January 9, 2021 at 3:45 pm (2 months ago)

      I think you might be right!

  2. Janine
    January 9, 2021 at 6:43 am (2 months ago)

    Those people are cat heroes.


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