Looking for cat cafes in Indiana?
If you’re looking for coffee and cat cuddles, there are a few excellent cat cafes in Indiana that will provide just that.
Here is a list of cat cafes in the state of Indiana at the time of publishing:
Cat Cafes in Indiana
|Nine Lives Cat Café
|River Kitty Cat Cafe
|Kokomo Humane Society
Nine Lives Cat Café
Address – 1315 Shelby St #1, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Phone – 317-602-5287
Website – https://www.ninelivescatcafe.com/
I love the tagline for Nine Lives Cat Cafe, “Coffee, tea & pastries amid comfy cafe surroundings where patrons can mingle with adoptable cats.”
They’ve partnered with Misty Eyes Animal Center to help find as many cats at risk of euthanization a new home, visiting Nine Lives Cat Café is more than a trip out, every donation helps this mission.
River Kitty Cat Cafe
Address – 226 Main St, Evansville, IN 47708
Phone – 812-550-1553
Website – https://www.riverkittycatcafe.com/
River Kitty Cat Cafe has been open since 2017. In 2019 it was purchased by the Vanderburgh Humane Society, and their mission to find homes for homeless cats continues.
Every dollar spent at River Kitty Cat Cafe goes to their non-profit arm supporting homeless animals, so all contributions are going where it matters.
Kokomo Humane Society
Address – 729 E Hoffer St, Kokomo, IN 46902
Phone – 765-452-6224
Website – http://kokomohumane.org/
Not a traditional independent cat cafe, but I thought I would include the Kokomo Humane Society as they do have a cafe with cats.
The Kokomo Humane Society runs various community services and programs to raise the awareness of pets in need of homes, and use the cafe as a way to get more exposure for their cats up for adoption.
What to Expect at a Cat Cafe
Every cat cafe is going to be slightly different and have its own rules. If you’ve never been to a cat cafe, however, I can help prepare you.
First of all, you should always check out their website for the latest news and info. You’ll also have to book a time slot, and might have to sign a waiver.
It’s important you know what a cafe’s rules are, as these are in place for the safety and wellbeing of the cat – and for you, of course.
As for when you’re at a cat cafe, you can expect to drink good coffee (or whatever drink you prefer), and nibble on some food as you would at any cafe.
The most obvious difference being that cats are roaming around the cafe!
Most cafe cats are from rescues and will have been selected because they are social and love human interaction.
How much interaction you get will depend on the cats at the cafe, but one thing I can guarantee about visiting a cat cafe – it’s a unique and fun experience!
Where Do Cats Come From in Cat Cafes?
Something that comes as a surprise to many is that the cats in cat cafes are not bought or found just for the amusement of customers – they’re cats in need of a home.
Almost every cat cafe I’ve reviewed had a partnership with a local cat rescue or shelter and was taking in at-risk cats.
This is the most ethical way I can think of to run a cat cafe. Whatever thoughts you might have had about cats being used to make money, put them to one side.
The mission of cat cafes is to raise awareness of homeless cats by effectively acting as an adoption center with the added benefit of being able to have some coffee and food.
Most of the donations go to helping improve the lives of the cats in the cafe, or to the rescues where there are many more cats in need.
If you’re a cat lover, whatever you can do to support the cat cafes in your state will go a long way to helping at-risk cats.
Find a Cat Cafe Near You: State Listings
If you want to find more cat cafes near you or across the US, please click any of the states below to see a list of cat cafes in that state:
*All information was as correct as possible at the time of publishing. If you can see any of the information is now out of date, please drop me a message and I’ll update it, thanks!
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