SYDNEY already has the delightful Cafe Bones catering for dogs and their human owners and now Melbourne looks set to have its very own cat cafe.
Cat cafes already exist in Europe and Japan and a campaign was recently launched to raise funds for the fi rst cat cafe Down Under.
Once established, the Melbourne cafe will showcase about eight cats from a local shelter to raise awareness of shelter animals.
The goal will be to fi nd loving homes for the cats.
Health and safety laws prohibit the presence of cats in the actual cafe area so customers will be able to observe the cats through a glass wall and go into a separate area to play with the animals.
For more information on the Cat Cafe Melbourne project, go to indiegogo. com.
Closer to home, cat lovers are invited to enjoy an exhibition of quirky cat drawings at the Inka Gallery at Salamanca Place.
Artist Felicity Edwards’ exhibition Meow is on until February 5.
Feline stars Xena and Marvin are the inspiration for the drawings. Two years ago, the two cats were part of a struggling feral family but are now desexed and living in the luxury of warm beds and comfy chairs.
For more details visit Inka or email firstname.lastname@example.org