We’ve all seen the heart-wrenching images of Ukranians fleeing with their cats or taking shelter in underground train stations. I don’t know about you, but they make me cry every single time I see them come across my social media feed. I simply can’t wrap my mind around  what these people are going through. And yet, in the middle of all this chaos, the Cat Café Lviv remains open. “Our cats have been living in [the] cat café since the age of four months,” owner Serhii Oliinyk told Modern Met. “They are like family. We realized that we would never leave our country, that this was the only place where we could see ourselves in the future.” For more about this courageous man and his cat café, visit Modern Met. You can also find regular updates on Cat Café Lviv’s Facebook page, including information on how to help them.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we explained the four stages of chronic kidney disease, on Tuesday, we celebrated our 13th anniversary, on Wednesday, we offered tips on how to choose an animal charity, on Thursday, we featured a cute and functional sunflower scratching post, and on Friday, I shared a memory of Ruby sleeping under the covers. And don’t forget to enter our anniversary giveaway to win an amazing prize package from Sleepypod!

Today’s video is an accurate representation of how I fold a fitted sheet – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Photos via Cat Café Lviv’s Facebook page

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3 Comments on Mews and Nips: Cat Café Lviv Stays Open to Care for 20 Cats During the War

  1. I’m so heartsick about these people and pets in Ukraine. I would really like to adopt a pet which belonged to someone who didn’t make it across the Polish border! I think I would personally be doing something for them. I pray every day for everyone there, and those brave Ukrainian soldiers. They are AMAZING. God be with them all.

  2. Praying for Ukraine and all its people and cats. This is just unbearable what they are going thru. May God give them strength and protection.

  3. I wouldn’t have been able to leave them either. My heart goes out to all of the people in Ukraine. I pray daily for those still there.

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