Open Australia's First Cat Cafe

Be a part of history and open Australia's first Cat Cafe in Melbourne! Come and play with our cute rescue cats or relax and unwind with a latte.
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Anita and Myles Loughran
Small Business
Melbourne
Australia
1 Team Member

Welcome to Australia's first Cat Cafe!

Cat Cafe Melbourne will offer a whole new social environment never before experienced in Australia. We will provide a fun, comfortable, and most importantly, kitty filled space for you to relax and play with several lovely cats from rescue shelters. It is very important to us that our cats will be from animal rescue shelters and we will also be raising money at our Cat Cafe to donate to local shelters. The cats will live at the premises, therefore they will have everything they could possibly ever need right at their paw-tips. 

There will also be a separate cafe that will look into the cat area, where you can view the cats' natural behaviour in a fur-free space while enjoying a coffee and cake.

However, refurbishing premises to the tailored needs of several kitties does not come cheap and we do not want to spare any expense in providing the best environment for our resident rescue cats. This is why we have launched this indiegogo campaign, and we need your help to spread the word and raise awareness of this project (and offer you some awesome perks along the way!).

Cat Cafes are becoming known worldwide, the first opening in Taiwan in 1998, and since spreading to Japan, Vienna, Russia, Germany, China, Thailand, the UK, France, and more! The success of Cat Cafes is due to several reasons, the main one being that cats are awesome. In city centres it can be difficult to rent a flat that allows animals, and owning an animal for its entire life is a big responsibility and costly, therefore Cat Cafes are a great solution to these problems. It has also been proven that interacting with cats can lower high blood pressure, stress, and anxiety.

If you would love to see a Cat Cafe open up in Melbourne, and support raising awareness of rescue animal shelters, you can help us by funding us on indiegogo.com, spread the word to friends, family, co-workers, and well, anyone you meet on the street! Don't forget to use the indiegogo share tools either!

Thank you for your help and we are looking forward to sharing this experience with you.

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$11,351AUD
raised by 387 people in 1 month
25% funded
No time left
$45,000 AUD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on January 24, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $2AUD
    Loud and Proud!

    1 x large 'I Sponsored Cat Cafe Melbourne' badge to show your support to this campaign!

    20 out of 1000 claimed
  • $5AUD
    Spread the Support!

    3 x small badges to maximise visual support. They will include the Cat Cafe Melbourne logo, a Crazy Cat Lady badge and I ♥ Cats badge.

    78 out of 1000 claimed
  • $10AUD
    Purrfect Hour!

    1 x an hours visit with the cats once the Cat Cafe is open to the general public. Bookings are recommended through our website.

    23 out of 2000 claimed
  • $15AUD
    Cats, Coffee and Cake!

    1 x an hours visit with the cats and a beverage and snack in the cafe. This perk can be used once the Cat Cafe is open to the general public. Bookings are recommended through our website.

    33 out of 1000 claimed
  • $16AUD
    Kitty Cup!

    1 x travel mug. Help out the environment and also receive a discount when you purchase a drink using your travel mug once we are open.

    19 out of 250 claimed
  • $20AUD
    Purrfect Date!

    2 x 1 hour visits vouchers, so bring a special someone for a purrfect date! This perk can be used once the Cat Cafe is open to the general public. Bookings are recommended through our website.

    62 out of 1000 claimed
  • $25AUD
    Cat-tacular Tote Bag + Hour

    1 x Cat Cafe Tote Bag and an hours visit with the cats once the Cat Cafe is open to the general public. Bookings are recommended through our website.

    31 out of 200 claimed
  • $30AUD
    Clowder, Cats, Coffee and Cake

    2 x hour visit vouchers and a beverage and snack in the cafe, so bring a friend or date! This perk can be used once the Cat Cafe is open to the general public. Bookings are recommended through our website.

    60 out of 500 claimed
  • $65AUD
    On Clowder Nine

    1 x a loyalty card with nine pre-paid visits. Use them all yourself or bring friends along. Save $25 from buying an On Clowder Nine Card! This perk can be used once the Cat Cafe is open to the general public. Bookings are recommended through our website.

    19 out of 1000 claimed
  • $100AUD
    Let the Cat Out of the Bag!

    1 x multiple entry voucher before we open to the general public! We will have several special events prior to opening, and you can use this voucher for as many events as you like. Event times and dates will be released at a later date.

    8 out of 32 claimed
  • $250AUD
    VIP Membership

    1 x multiple entry voucher before we open to the general public and one whole year of unlimited visits to the cats. Thats right, a whole year of cuddling kitties! We will have several special events prior to opening, and you can use this voucher for as many events as you like. Event times and dates will be released at a later date.

    5 out of 50 claimed
  • $500AUD
    Sponsor a Cat

    1 x become a sponsor of a cat of your choice for a year! You will be invited to all the early-bird events, before we are open to the general public where you will have a chance to get to know the cats and you can choose your favourite kitty. Your name will also be listed with your cats profile. And you will receive an On Clowder Nine Card for 9 pre-paid hourly visits. Limited to 3 per cat.

    1 out of 20 claimed
  • $750AUD
    VIP Sponsor

    1 x become a sponsor of a cat of your choice and VIP Membership for a year! You will be invited to all the early-bird events, before we are open to the general public where you will have a chance to get to know the cats and you can choose your favourite kitty. Your name will also be listed with your cats profile. The VIP Membership gives you a whole year of unlimited visits. Limited to 3 per cat.

    0 out of 8 claimed
  • $10,000AUD
    Fat Cat!

    Everything mentioned above plus a life-time membership with unlimited access! Full kitty cuddle access! It includes: 1 x Paws of Thanks Plaque 2 x VIP Memberships, and early-bird events 1 x Sponsor a cat of your choice 1 x On Clowder Nine Card (give to a friend!) 1 x Cat-tacular Tote Bag 3 x small Cat Cafe badges 1 x large 'I Sponsored Cat Cafe Melbourne' badge

    0 out of 3 claimed
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