Hello Pups and Kittens, we have a great ep. 152 ready for you. Unofritunately Sarah was called away to help some pup/kitten in need. But we have something planned for your listening pleassure. For all of you looking forward to adoption stories, we have plenty of that for you today.
Our guest is Rebecca (owner of) The Blue Cat Cafe in Austin, Texas.
The Blue Cat Cafe has been instrumental in finding homes for hundreds of cats and kittens in Austin and promoting healthy lifestyles for both kitties and people. However, protestors have been attacking the owner, threatening her life, and destroying her property, AND threatening the safety of the animals housed within the cafe.
This Gofundme is to help rebuild what has been defaced, replace what has been destroyed, and increase the security at the Blue Cat Cafe.
UPDATE: The propietor would like to express a huge thank you to her supporters. Every dollar that does not go to repairs will be used to stockpile on supplies such as litter and food and toys for the cats. She does not wish for a personal profit from this gofundme, and wants her supporters to know that every dollar given goes straight to the benefit of the cafe and the kitties inside. All proceeds above what is raised will be used to repair damage, care for the cats, and just make sure the cafe hangs around forever.
ust a quick update to all of our awesome supporters and the GoFundMe community:
Firstly, the proprietor and staff of Blue Cat Cafe cannot thank you enough for all this amazing support. It comes during a very difficult time compounded by the loss of their co-founder last week. They went from talking about 2 new outdoor cameras to 16, a new DVR system to hold secure information, new outdoor sensors and lighting, and, of course stockpiling food, litter, and toys for all the adoptable cats years to come. You are making it easy to erase the hate, and make it so Blue Cat doesn't even have to think about sacrificing on safety and security due to financial hardships they struggle with everyday.
On another note, while we appreciate all the people across the globe who are coming to the cafe's defense during this tough time, we have noticed some comments focusing on political agendas and the current election. We just want to stress this gofundme is about 'erasing the hate' of vandals, and ramping up security. It is just that. Blue Cat Cafe just wants to get back to work in a safe and beautiful place that is secure!
Their goal is to keep the business going with their mission in mind - get cats out of cages in a happy, secure place where people can find peace, coffee, food, internet, serenity, adoptions, kitty therapy, and so much more.
As of right now, the proprietor wants to push the business forward in honor of co-founder, Jacques Casimir, who was a beautiful spirit and would have wanted us to endure and inspire others. She is resolved not to let his hard work and efforts be a reflection of the vitriol they've endured.
The Blue Cat Cafe is not going anywhere. Because of you and the memory of Jacques, they are determined to be stronger and better and ramp up security and adoptions. Thank you from all of us, Blue Cat Cafe & staff, and, most of all, the cats!