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RAWR Coffee Bar at Cat Town


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RAWR Coffee Bar at Cat Town


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As we head into 2017, we are thrilled to announce the latest venture in our partnership with RAWR, to bring you the RAWR Coffee Bar. We have been working with RAWR since our opening in 2014. RAWR is based in Oakland and offers cat themed items and wholesome food and treats for cats.

So what does our new partnership mean for Cat Town visitors? First and foremost it means that Cat Town will now have the ability to spend more time and energy on rescuing cats as the demands of running a cafe will no longer fall on our shoulders. Starting in late January, the cafe space at 2869 Broadway will be the RAWR Coffee Bar at Cat Town. They’ll be serving Highwire coffee and espresso drinks, as well as a variety of baked goods for humans, and toys and treats for cats. The cafe will still be the entry point for Cat Town visitors, where patrons can comfortably hang out before meeting our adoptable cats.

Until the opening of RAWR Coffee Bar at Cat Town, the cafe will be closed for renovations and updates. Visitors to the Cat Zone will enter on Broadway through our Cat Zone 2 door. We encourage all Cat Zone visitors to bring contained beverages and snacks in with them while the cafe is under renovation.

We are very excited to bring together two facets of the Oakland cat community under one roof and look forward to making this another great year at Cat Town.

As always, we are so grateful to our supporters for all they do for our organization and we appreciate your your patience as we move through this exciting transition.



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Cat Zone Reservations


You can guarantee your visit to the Cat Zone online! For a $10 donation per person, you can schedule your hour-long socialization time with our adoptable cats right here.  Reservations are made on the hour. The Cat Zone accommodates up to 10 people per hour. Walk-ins are always welcome as space allows and requires a $5 donation per person. Please note that all fees are non-refundable, but are tax deductible! All children count towards the total of 10 people in the Cat Zone and must be paid for. One adult must be present per 2 children ages 12 and under.

Please know that we promote a natural environment for the cats where we honor their individual needs and cycles. They may not always be active or awake during visits.

Also take a look at our events page for more info on special events at the cafe!

Cat Zone Reservations


You can guarantee your visit to the Cat Zone online! For a $10 donation per person, you can schedule your hour-long socialization time with our adoptable cats right here.  Reservations are made on the hour. The Cat Zone accommodates up to 10 people per hour. Walk-ins are always welcome as space allows and requires a $5 donation per person. Please note that all fees are non-refundable, but are tax deductible! All children count towards the total of 10 people in the Cat Zone and must be paid for. One adult must be present per 2 children ages 12 and under.

Please know that we promote a natural environment for the cats where we honor their individual needs and cycles. They may not always be active or awake during visits.

Also take a look at our events page for more info on special events at the cafe!

Make your reservation-donation to guarantee your entry into the Cat Zone below.



Special Events & Private Parties

Send an email to reservations@cattownoakland.org if you would like to book an event or private party.

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About the Cat Zone


About the Cat Zone


Located at 2869 Broadway in Oakland, CA and open Wednesday - Sunday from 10AM -7PM, the Cat Zone at Cat Town is the adoption center for the Cat Town organization, and is attached to the new RAWR Coffee Bar at Cat Town (formerly the Cat Town Cafe, 2014 - 2016). 

Guests enter through the cafe and check-in to visit the Cat Zone at the register. The Cat Zone is a space where there are typically 8 - 24 free roaming cats, all available for adoption. Fewer cats means more adoptions, and subsequently, more cats getting out of the shelter! A reservation-donation of $10 lets you schedule your hour long visit in advance. Reservations are highly encouraged for weekend visits. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows for a donation of $5

 

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FAQs


FAQs


Q. Can I bring my cafe food/drink into the Cat Zone?

A. Yes, food and beverages purchased in the Cafe are allowed! Food purchased outside of the Cafe is not permitted, and please don't bring treats for the cats. We closely monitor their diet and have healthy RAWR dehydrated treats that can be purchased for $.50 in the Cat Zone.

Q. Can I bring my cat(s) to the Cat Zone?

A. Sorry, but no. Our cats are all up for adoption and we do everything in our power to limit their stress/ensure their happiness and comfort. Bringing in cats from the public would not only be stressful for them, but likely stressful for your cat (and us!).

Q. Where do you get the cats that are in the Cat Zone?

A. Cat Town's mission is to help cats from Oakland Animal Services (OAS / Oakland's municipal shelter), so the majority of cats are from there. We also support Feral Change and Fix Our Ferals, groups who get outdoor cats spayed/neutered. When possible, we'll take adoptable cats from them.

Q. I'm no longer able to keep my cat. Can you take her at the Cat Town Cafe or into a foster home?

A. Cat Town's mission is to help the cats who are at risk at Oakland Animal Sevices. Unfortunately, we're not even able to meet the needs there. This means we are unable to take cats from members of the public.

Q. Do the cats live at the Cafe?

A. Sort-of! Cat Town started as a foster based program, and the Cat Zone is our own permanent foster space, so this is their cage-free home until they find a permanent one. Our primary consideration is for the well-being of our cats. If anyone gets sick or is stressed in the Cat Zone, we'll get them into a foster home until they're adopted.

Q. Do I need to make a reservation-donation to get into the Cat Zone?

A. No, not technically. A reservation is highly recommended especially on weekends and it will guarantee your time in the Cat Zone when it’s most convenient for you. However, we do welcome walk-ins, but we can only accommodate them if there is space in the Cat Zone at that time.

B. The only time you would not make a reservation or donation is if you very serious about adopting a particular cat that maybe you have already spent time with. Just let the person checking in you know that you are there to consider a cat for adoption.

Q. How many people/cats are in the Cat Zone at one time?

A. We allow up to 10 people in the Cat Zone per hour, to minimize stress, and give potential adopters and other visitors the opportunity for quality time with the cats.

Q. What if I come into the Cat Zone and all the cats are sleeping?

A. Let's face it, cats sleep up to 16 hours a day. While we understand that visitors hope to spend time with playful cats, it's important for the health of our cats that they be allowed to sleep when they need it. If you’d like to visit when they are more playful we recommend that you try to visit before 1PM or after 5PM.

Q. Are children allowed into the Cat Zone?

A. Yes! However, at least one adult needs to be present per two children (12 and under). We ask all visitors help us create a calm and quiet environment for the cats.

Q. Can I volunteer in the Cat Zone?

A. Yes! You can become a volunteer by filling out our online form. We are also always looking for volunteers to help us at events, to assist with foster cat care, supply delivery, etc. There is something for everyone!

* If your question is not listed here please send an email to reservation@cattownoakland.org or info@cattownoakland.org.

* Please note that we receive a lot of e-mail and we may not be able to reply as quickly as we would like. We appreciate your understanding.

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