This week’s Asbury Park hot spot is Catsbury Park! Can you guess why we LOVEEE this place so much ?! WELL…yes we are obsessed (just a little bit) with furry kitty faces, BUT we also really love all the great things this business has done in just a short amount of time of it being open!
The Plaza Team has been anxiously awaiting a Cat Cafe to be opened somewhere close by (that isn’t NYC) for sooo long! SO, as you can imagine we were at this Cafe, the day it was formally, OPEN. Needless to say, It was love at first sight.
While we are not adopting any more fur babies into either of our families, at this time, (we each have three- yes, that is six between us!) We still support the cafe in every way we can. From social media sharing, word of mouth, attending their pop-ups and conventions and by simply visiting the cafe for a couple hours and enjoying some treats and yummy drinks! See below for more information!
How can I help support Catsbury Park?
“Coming in to visit Catsbury Park is already helping us. Every dollar you spend while visiting us, from teas to merchandise and even visiting with the cats. You can also help us further by donating to our gofundme campaign, paypal account or shopping on our amazon wishlist. We also accept donations delivered in person of anything cat related like, toys, food, litter, beds and we can also use your old towels and linen. We also have a donation jar in the cafe.”
What is a Cat Cafe?
“Cat Cafes started in Asia nearly 20 years ago and due to popularity began making their way to the United States a few years ago. In essence, a cat cafe is a way for the public to interact with cats in a unique, social, non-shelter environment. All of the cats in Catsbury Park’s cat lounge are available for adoption. Catsbury Park is the first full service Cat Cafe in New Jersey!”
Who is Catsbury Park?
“We are a New Jersey 501(c) non-profit corporation with the goal of helping as many kittens and cats find loving homes through various channels. As many of you who followed us on social media might know, we started our rescue by taking in young kittens to our home in Asbury Park during the summer of 2016 and were able to place 51 kittens with forever homes within our first few months.
Throughout 2017 we hosted several pop events, where we’ve had the pleasure of assisting MCSPCA and The Jersey Shore Animal Foundation with several more adoptions. By January 1, 2018 we had adopted 110 cats out in total, and the number is rising.
We have created a space where the public can learn about cats, interact with them, and potentially take them home. While we still continue fostering kittens out of our home when possible, Catsbury Park Tea House & Cat Lounge (which opened in September of 2017) main focus is adult cats that, while available for adoption, are residents of the cafe and interact with customers in a unique and welcoming environment for both felines and humans. We offer an extensive menu of treats and teas that you can enjoy whilst visiting with our resident cats.” Visit https://www.catsburypark.com/ for more information, become a part of their team, donate, or adopt!!