Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - Rosanna Candler Re­porter

DON’T get me wrong, the day Perth’s first cat café opens its doors, you bet­ter be­lieve I’ll be one of the first crazy cat ladies lining up to or­der a latte with a gen­er­ous side-serve of adorable. How­ever, there is some­thing se­ri­ously wrong with our col­lec­tive pri­or­i­ties when a pri­vate en­ter­prise crowd­funds five times more money than a not-for-profit surf club. City of Perth Surf Life Sav­ing Club’s so­cial me­dia drive to fit out its new City Beach clu­b­rooms was ex­tended an ex­tra week on June 7, when it raised just $30,000 of its $90,000 tar­get. Mean­while, The Cat Café Perth ex­ceeded its $150,000 goal in the same amount of time, and the money con­tin­ued to roll in. The cat café will be a great lit­tle tourist at­trac­tion with its heart in the right place, but come on peo­ple, the surf club lit­er­ally saves lives.

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