I am SUCH a cat lover! This story makes my heart happy!
Give Purrs A Chance (OMG, the name of this place is awesome!) in rural Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, is the state’s only cat cafe, but you won’t find a cup of coffee here. Instead the Victorian house is home to 50 stray cats who are all available for adoption. For a $7 admission fee, you can come and cuddle them for as long as you like!
Purrs President George Farnham opened the cafe last May to help rescue cats and kittens find “furever” homes and so far, 170 have been adopted. The cats aren’t in cages like they are at other shelters, so visitors get to interact, snuggle, and really get to interact with the felines.
"We pride ourselves that we take cats who might have imperfections," Farnham explains. "We just adopted out two three-legged cats the other day. We have cats who have their tails cut off, one is deaf."
What an amazing idea! I would love something like this to open in the Tampa Bay area...I'd basically be there all the time. I'd really like to see it be a coffee shop or bookstore as well...it gives people a reason to hang out longer than they might otherwise. Yay, kitties!