Earlier this year our daughter who is in school in Washington, DC, began working at a new tea and coffee café called Crumbs & Whiskers. She has always loved, owned, and cared for cats at home and thought working at this new café while away at school could help her stay close to her favorite animals. As it turns out, Crumbs & Whiskers is one of the first cat cafes – a coffee shop with rescue cats who are up for adoption.
More specifically, the business is partnered with the local chapter of the Humane Society in order to provide a boarding space for around 15–25 cats at a time. Through the partnership arrangement, the Humane Society provides vaccinated and vetted cats to Crumbs and Whiskers which functions as a foster home for the cats until they are adopted.
The café uses an online reservation system for scheduling visits and allows customers to begin the application process for adopting one of the cats on site. Here are a few photos of cats at the Café. Below you see Baby.
And next is Kiaa.
As you can see from the above, pleasing photos make the cats more attractive and help to invite viewers to adopt them.
Recently the owner of the café in DC opened a new café in Los Angeles, and we started looking for rescue missions in L.A. What we found was a rescue mission named Kitten Rescue that enlists a photographer, Casey Christopher, to help them tell the stories of their cats to make them more attractive for adoption.
Here are a few of Casey’s photos and a link to see many more. Enjoy.