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Chicago is getting its first cat café

Catfé in LA's Chinatown
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman Catfé in LA's Chinatown

Are you the kind of person who likes to sip coffee while enjoying the company of a purring feline companion? The Tree House Humane Society is hoping to attract cat fans of all stripes by opening Chicago's first cat café (catfé for short) as part of its new $7 million care facility in West Rogers Park. The cat café will double as the facility's waiting area, allowing visitors to socialize with cats while offering coffee and tea. Tree House's new home will also include a public veterinary clinic, adoption rooms, a pet food pantry and a shelter with room for 150 cats.

Tree House will break ground on the new facility next month, but the organization is still $2 million short of the $7 million it will need to complete the building. If you dream of drinking a latte while watching some adorable kittens attack a ball of yarn, you might want to consider making a donation.