Six New Cats Join The Cat Cafe Clowder

We’ve had a lot of adoptions recently, which means we’ve had a lot of new cats join the clowder at The Cat Cafe. We’d like to introduce you to them.

The first two cats we’ll introduce you to were adopted from The Rescue House. Things didn’t work out, and they went back. Soon, they joined us at The Cat Cafe.

Hockey fans will recognize the name of these two brothers, Daniel and Hennrick. They’re seven years old, and like the Sedin twins, they have to go to play in the same home. No, you don’t have to take them to Vancouver, but they do need to go to the same home.

Meet Daniel at The Cat Cafe


Daniel is the long haired one. Generally, long haired cats shed a lot. Not Daniel. When he arrived at The Cat Cafe, we figured we’d have to brush him a lot. But when we did, we got absolutely no fur. We get more fur off our short haired cats!

Meet Hennrick at The Cat Cafe


Hennrick looks more like a cow cat than his brother, and he’s a short haired cat. He’s also a little more playful and active than his brother. And he also doesn’t shed much.

Meet Celia at The Cat Cafe


Celia has dealt with a lot in her first year. She gave birth to a litter of kittens, and it was a challenge raising them while living outside. Fortunately for her, The Rescue House took her in, and helped her. She raised her kittens and watched them go home. Now, Celia’s hoping to find a home of her own.

Meet Sierra at The Cat Cafe


Sierra is also about a year old, and she raised a litter of kittens as well. She’s a more reserved and calm cat, but she absolutely loves interacting with people. It shouldn’t surprise anyone to that this calico has a feisty personality. The other cats in the clowder at The Cat Cafe have learned to give her space.

The last two cats to join The Cat Cafe clowder are J. Lo and Kanye. These one year old siblings are bonded and they must go home together. Like Daniel and Hennrick, they were adopted but things didn’t work out. After being returned to The Rescue House, they joined us at The Cat Cafe.

Meet J Lo at The Cat Cafe

J. Lo

J. Lo is a little more shy than her brother, but she’s very sweet. Despite her nervousness when she arrived, she purred when we pet her. Hopefully, she’ll show her true personality soon because she’s exploring the playpen cautiously.

Meet Kanye at The Cat Cafe


It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Kanye likes to talk. A lot. He didn’t waste any time starting to talk to us and customers at The Cat Cafe. He’ll play with wand toys and he does get the purr motor going when he’s in the mood.

As you can tell, we’ve got a lot of cats for you to meet. We hope to introduce you to the latest members of the clowder at The Cat Cafe soon.

Two New Cats Join The Clowder

With a number of cats getting adopted at The Cat Cafe recently, we’ve had two new cats join us as well as having a couple of cats we’ve had in before return. We’ll introduce you to them.

Meet Elsie at The Cat Cafe


Etsie is a young cat, about six months old. She’s very playful and inquisitive. And if she wants your attention, she’s not shy about letting you know it. You may think she looks a lot like one of the cats we’ve had in before, Elsie. That’s because she’s Elsie’s daughter.

Meet Jack at The Cat Cafe


The second new cat to join us at The Cat Cafe is Jack. This orange and white boy is also a young one, at about eight months. He and Etsie are foster siblings, so if you’re looking for two cats, why not take them home together?

Both Etsie and Jack are pretty much fearless. The two of them were investigating the playpen at The Cat Cafe within minutes of arriving. And it wasn’t because the place was empty. They arrived during one of our Cats on Mats session, and we were fully booked.

We also had two cats return to us. You’ll remember that The Rescue House helped when there was a horrible hoarding situation last year. The people in the home started with two cats, and when those cats had kittens, they were able to give many of them away. But they couldn’t find homes for all of the cats.  They didn’t spay and neuter many of the cats, which caused the population of cats to reach over 100.

Sadly, whether it was because of inbreeding or not being able to get the nutrition they needed, many of the cats were blind. We had four sisters come and join us. Ricochet, who was the group’s seeing eye cat, and Nikki found a home. Lotus and Vicki did as well but their adoption didn’t work out.

Lotus and Vicki at The Cat Cafe

Lotus and Vicki

That’s why Lotus and Vicki are back. They’re older now, and Vicki needs to lose a little weight. But they’re still the same sweet and playful cats as they were when we first had them. And they don’t let being blind slow them down. As we tell visitors to The Cat Cafe, they can’t miss what they never had.

We hope you’ll visit us at The Cat Cafe so you can say hi to these cats in person.

Meet Some Special Needs Cats

Those of you who have been following us know that we’ve placed a number of special needs cats from The Rescue House and San Diego Humane Society. The Cat Cafe has sent several blind cats, deaf cats, one eyed cats, and a three legged cat to good homes. And right now, we’ve got in a bonded pair of blind cats.

But there are some special needs cats that The Rescue House doesn’t bring to The Cat Cafe. These are their cats with FIV. As you may know, FIV is the feline equivalent of HIV. However, unlike with HIV, there is no treatment for FIV. Eventually, the cat’s immune system will become unable to fend off the typical infections an uninfected cat can.

But before this happens, FIV positive cats can live long and healthy lives. And while The Rescue House and many other animal welfare organizations keep FIV positive cats segregated from cats without the disease out of an abundance of caution, it’s unlikely that the disease will spread between cats in a home environment. Just ask, for example, Cole and Marmalade. Or researchers from Purdue University, who found no transmission of FIV from cats with the disease to those without it in a shelter environment.

We wanted to highlight some of the FIV positive cats The Rescue House is caring for, in the hopes that they might get adopted. You won’t find them at The Cat Cafe, but we’re happy to help you learn more about them.

Derby is an FIV+ Cat


Derby is a four year old orange and white long haired cat who defies a lot of the stereotypes about them. People think orange cats are friendly and outgoing, which Derby is. But he’s got a feisty side to him, and if you get him riled up, he’ll give you a nip. He’s also got a raspy meow that he’ll use to tell you everything he’s thinking.

Walter is an FIV+ Cat


If you’re thinking about taking home two FIV positive cats, consider pairing Derby with Walter. This three year old black cat is solid and muscular. But he still loves to try being a lap cat. He’ll surprise you, though, when the talks. Walter, like many of the big cats at The Cat Cafe, has a tiny little meow.

Sabine is an FIV Positive Cat


Finally, there’s Sabine. She’s been through a lot in her three years. She was carrying an undelivered kitten, and this caused health issues that required extensive medical care. Despite all this, Sabine remained a friendly cat. She’s independent after her time on the streets, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t love affection!

If you’d like to meet any of these special needs cats, please let us know. We’ll be happy to facilitate the interaction. Hopefully, even though these cats won’t be at The Cat Cafe, we’ll play a part in sending them to good homes.

The Cat Cafe Sends Five Cats Home in August 2018

August isn’t as busy as July is at The Cat Cafe, because we don’t have an event that brings 135,000 of our best friends into downtown San Diego. Still, the summer vacation season is in high gear and we see lots of visitors. We’re glad that we were able to help so many people visiting San Diego get a little purr therapy while they were away from their cats.

Lily was Adopted at The Cat Cafe


And we’re glad that we were able to send five cats from The Rescue House to good homes. We’ll miss Lily, Gwendolyn, Gunner, Angela, and Elsie. But we’re sure they’re enjoying their lives in their new homes.

We are also happy that our customers were generous and contributed $378 to The Rescue House. These contributions will help The Rescue House pay vet bills and feed the many cats they take care of.

Of course, when we send cats home, The Rescue House brings cats in to take their spot. We’ll introduce you to those cats soon.

We want to thank everyone who visited The Cat Cafe in August. Whether you adopted a cat, contributed your change to The Rescue House, or simply enjoyed time with the cats, it all helps. We can’t send cats home without you.

We look forward to seeing you here at The Cat Cafe soon!

The Cat Cafe Sends Four Cats Home in July

July is always a busy month for us at The Cat Cafe. The summer vacation season is underway, so we get a lot of people visiting from out of town. And then there is Comic-Con, where 135,000 of our best friends visit. We have to suspend adoptions during the Comic-Con craziness because it’s just not fair to the cats or their adopters.

That’s why we were happy to have sent four cats home in July. We’ll miss spending time with Frankie and Levi and our blind cat Nikki and her seeing eye sister Ricochet. But we’re glad we sent them to a good home.

In addition, we’re happy to have generous customers who helped raise $663 for The Rescue House. This money will go towards helping The Rescue House continue its mission of helping cats in need find good homes.

When cats leave The Cat Cafe, The Rescue House works hard to bring in new ones. We’ll introduce you to the cats who arrived recently at The Cat Cafe.

We’ve got two pairs of bonded siblings with us at The Cat Cafe. The bonded sisters are named Janelle and Robyn. These two one year old tuxedo cats have been through a lot in a short life. They both got pregnant, and they helped each other raise their litters.

Meet Robyn at The Cat Cafe


After they did this, The Rescue House helped find homes for their kittens. And then when they were ready, these two sisters came to The Cat Cafe.

Meet Janelle at The Cat Cafe


The other bonded pair of siblings we have in are A.J. and Brian. These one year old ginger boys thought they had a forever home. But then their adopters had to move. After trying to make it work, these people had to give up these two boys.

Meet Brian and A.J. at The Cat Cafe

Brian (left) and A.J.

At first, Brian was the more outgoing and social of the two brothers. He was the first in the playpen and the first to introduce himself to visitors to The Cat Cafe. And he’s kept his friendly attitude with customers.

A.J. took a little longer to come out and spend time in the playpen, but now he demands attention from visitors to The Cat Cafe.

Both of these boys are very fun, too, and love to play with wand toys. We wish they got to stay with their adopters, but since they couldn’t, we’re glad we got them.

The last member of The Cat Cafe clowder we’ll introduce you to is Livvy. She hasn’t yet spent much time in the playpen when we’re open, but she’s starting to explore it after hours. Livvy was living in a place where people don’t bother to spay or neuter the cats there, and so they reproduce constantly. A kind person saves as many of the cats as they can. And one year old Livvy got lucky.

Meet Livvy at The Cat Cafe


We hope you enjoyed meeting the latest members of The Cat Cafe’s clowder. Come on in to visit them soon!