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Key and Peele lend their support to Chicago's first cat café

Zach Long
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Zach Long

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are about to release a movie called Keanu—it's named after a cat the comedians are trying to track down, not the star of The Matrix. A few weeks ago, the promotional tour for the film stopped through Chicago and the pair decided to check out the Tree House Humane Society.

During their visit, Key and Peele took a moment to create a video to help raise awareness for Tree House's new no-kill cat shelter, which will also feature Chicago's very first cat café. The new building, which will be located in West Rogers Park, carries a hefty price tag of $7 million and the organization is relying on community support to help raise funds. In a video created during their visit to Chicago, the duo urges cat lovers to donate to Tree House to assist with the completion of this project. They also came up with some pretty hilarious names for some of Tree House's current residents, including monikers such as "Pussyon Dachainwax" and "Purrhugz N' Harmony."

The new Tree House facility is scheduled to open sometime this fall, featuring an adoption center and veterinary clinic. This weekend, on May 1, the organization will host its annual Kitten Shower fundraiser at Chicago Party Animals (1133 W Fulton Market) from 11am–2pm, collecting donations of kitten supplies such as formula, food and toys for its continued rescue efforts. Naturally, there will be plenty of adorable kittens on hand.

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