BaristaCats Café is relocating! Help us keep Auckland’s only cat café going.

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BaristaCats Café Is Relocating! Help Us Keep Auckland’s Only Cat Café Going.

Project 2020-01-24 22:47:14 +1300

BaristaCats Café is a cat café right in the heart of Auckland's CBD. We are home to 13 resident rescue cats as well as several foster cats with a particular focus on older cats and ones with special needs.

Bryan

To spend time with our colourful clowder of cats, we charge an entry fee which goes directly back towards the cats' care and running of the café, their forever home. We have been open since 1 December 2015 but on 1 October 2020 the lease at our current premises comes to an end.

While we are very proud of where we're at coming in to our 5th year, the location and space has its challenges so consequently we are looking to move to premises that is more conducive and supportive of having a cat café in the area.

Fosters

Our hope is to be in a space that will allow us to have more foster cats, establishing ourselves as a central adoption centre for our partner rescue Franklin Cat Rescue. In addition we would like to change up the layout so that the cat and dining areas are separate, dedicated spaces which we feel would refine our day-to-day operations. We would also ideally like to be in premises that are on a ground level so we can accommodate guests with accessibility needs.

Above all else we are committed to continuing to be a forever home to our furry family as well as being able to provide a space for people who can’t have cats, who are missing their cats back home or simply love cats, a place to be able to get their cat fix. This is where YOU come in. To achieve all this, we need your help!

Goldie

Moving is stressful and expensive at the best of times and is even moreso when moving a business with 17 cats in tow. Consequently this is why we have set up this crowdfunding page - to help us raise much needed funds to help with this mammoth task.

All pledges will contribute primarily towards the fit out of the new premises, overlapping rent and temporary accommodation for the cats and to say thank you, each pledger will receive a reward. There are different tiers of rewards - the more you give, the more you'll get! In addition every single pledger will have their name on our thank you 'wall of fame' at the new premises.

We have set the target as the minimum we would need to help get us on the right track; in actuality ideally almost double of this would go a long way to helping us afford other things on our 'wish list'. Every little bit helps though so any donation, big or small, will be so very much appreciated.

Help us keep Auckland's only cat café going - pledge meow!

Bango

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Update for Pledges with Rewards!

13/06/2020 at 11:05 AM

Hi everyone! For those who pledged and elected to receive a reward, we will be emailing you this weekend to advise next steps.

For those who have reached out or if you’ve been wondering what’s going on - sorry for the delay. We did mean to get in touch a wee bit sooner but we’ve had quite a bit going on! With over 300 pledgers, it has taken some time for both the PledgeMe team to process the pledges and on our end to ensure we have a robust plan in place for smooth reward redemption. Additionally we were waiting on when we would get to Alert Level 1 which meant we could allow more flexibility with people just popping in to collect their reward.

We are the quintessential small business and social enterprise - completely independently run and as owners we also hold full-time jobs to help sustain the business. It’s been a challenging, stressful time and Covid-19 has hit us hard especially being closed for nearly 2 months. We’ve been juggling keeping the business afloat over Alert Level 2 and now Level 1 while also looking to the future with our impending move specifically we’ve been busy scouting for new premises.

If you are still keen to support us during this time you can either donate on our Givealittle (set up primarily to contribute to our cats’ ongoing care + vet bills) or you can simply book in a time to visit our furry family! While it’s great we are in Level 1, small businesses like ours still have it tough and need your support now more than ever to keep going.

Thank you for your patience and understanding ❤️

    Pledgers 319

    Rebecca Slight
    2020-05-04 08:24:46 +1200
    Bobby E M Dempsey
    2020-05-04 08:12:54 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-05-04 07:56:32 +1200
    Georgia Thorne
    2020-05-03 22:45:40 +1200

    "I hope this all works out and that you're all staying safe and healthy!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-05-03 22:08:46 +1200
    Delia Yang
    2020-05-03 19:05:54 +1200

    "Hope all the Barista cat cafe staffs are staying safe and all the best to each cute cats.looking forward to seeing all the cats again. xoxox"

    Josh Holt
    2020-05-03 18:57:47 +1200

    "I hope you guys can reach your goal!! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-05-03 17:24:19 +1200
    Kate Davsion
    2020-05-03 15:52:38 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-05-03 15:19:58 +1200
    Nadja Parker
    2020-05-03 14:26:09 +1200

    "Good luck! Hope you reach your target!"

    Sue Cardwell
    2020-05-03 14:03:57 +1200
    Nicki
    2020-05-03 13:45:41 +1200

    "Best of luck! "

    Tawna and Daniel
    2020-05-03 13:37:37 +1200
    LJ Hynds
    2020-05-03 13:16:53 +1200
    Alsie Gray
    2020-05-03 13:10:56 +1200
    Henrique Goncalves
    2020-05-03 12:56:05 +1200

    "We love you guys! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-05-03 12:55:36 +1200
    Diane Dowle
    2020-05-03 12:55:01 +1200

    "All the best.. You guys rock!"

    Henrique Goncalves
    2020-05-03 12:53:48 +1200

    "We love you guys! "

    Tessa
    2020-05-03 12:48:39 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-05-03 12:44:10 +1200
    Steve Hind
    2020-05-03 12:40:17 +1200

    "Good luck with the move, looking forward to pampering the kitties and enjoying a nice hug in a mug soon :) "

    Camille P
    2020-05-03 12:29:12 +1200
    Bridget Rowse
    2020-05-03 12:28:23 +1200

    "Love BernieCatII and BostonSox 😻😻"

    Avril Mcintyre
    2020-05-03 12:19:00 +1200
    Kara Minnema
    2020-05-03 12:17:29 +1200

    "Helping from USA"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-05-03 12:06:43 +1200
    Ryan Walters
    2020-05-03 12:02:45 +1200
    Linnea Maycock
    2020-05-03 12:00:57 +1200

    Followers 8

    Followers of BaristaCats Café is relocating! Help us keep Auckland’s only cat café going.

    BaristaCats Café Is Relocating! Help Us Keep Auckland’s Only Cat Café Going.

    Project 2020-01-24 22:47:14 +1300

    BaristaCats Café is a cat café right in the heart of Auckland's CBD. We are home to 13 resident rescue cats as well as several foster cats with a particular focus on older cats and ones with special needs.

    Bryan

    To spend time with our colourful clowder of cats, we charge an entry fee which goes directly back towards the cats' care and running of the café, their forever home. We have been open since 1 December 2015 but on 1 October 2020 the lease at our current premises comes to an end.

    While we are very proud of where we're at coming in to our 5th year, the location and space has its challenges so consequently we are looking to move to premises that is more conducive and supportive of having a cat café in the area.

    Fosters

    Our hope is to be in a space that will allow us to have more foster cats, establishing ourselves as a central adoption centre for our partner rescue Franklin Cat Rescue. In addition we would like to change up the layout so that the cat and dining areas are separate, dedicated spaces which we feel would refine our day-to-day operations. We would also ideally like to be in premises that are on a ground level so we can accommodate guests with accessibility needs.

    Above all else we are committed to continuing to be a forever home to our furry family as well as being able to provide a space for people who can’t have cats, who are missing their cats back home or simply love cats, a place to be able to get their cat fix. This is where YOU come in. To achieve all this, we need your help!

    Goldie

    Moving is stressful and expensive at the best of times and is even moreso when moving a business with 17 cats in tow. Consequently this is why we have set up this crowdfunding page - to help us raise much needed funds to help with this mammoth task.

    All pledges will contribute primarily towards the fit out of the new premises, overlapping rent and temporary accommodation for the cats and to say thank you, each pledger will receive a reward. There are different tiers of rewards - the more you give, the more you'll get! In addition every single pledger will have their name on our thank you 'wall of fame' at the new premises.

    We have set the target as the minimum we would need to help get us on the right track; in actuality ideally almost double of this would go a long way to helping us afford other things on our 'wish list'. Every little bit helps though so any donation, big or small, will be so very much appreciated.

    Help us keep Auckland's only cat café going - pledge meow!

    Bango

    Comments

    Update for Pledges with Rewards!

    13/06/2020 at 11:05 AM

    Hi everyone! For those who pledged and elected to receive a reward, we will be emailing you this weekend to advise next steps.

    For those who have reached out or if you’ve been wondering what’s going on - sorry for the delay. We did mean to get in touch a wee bit sooner but we’ve had quite a bit going on! With over 300 pledgers, it has taken some time for both the PledgeMe team to process the pledges and on our end to ensure we have a robust plan in place for smooth reward redemption. Additionally we were waiting on when we would get to Alert Level 1 which meant we could allow more flexibility with people just popping in to collect their reward.

    We are the quintessential small business and social enterprise - completely independently run and as owners we also hold full-time jobs to help sustain the business. It’s been a challenging, stressful time and Covid-19 has hit us hard especially being closed for nearly 2 months. We’ve been juggling keeping the business afloat over Alert Level 2 and now Level 1 while also looking to the future with our impending move specifically we’ve been busy scouting for new premises.

    If you are still keen to support us during this time you can either donate on our Givealittle (set up primarily to contribute to our cats’ ongoing care + vet bills) or you can simply book in a time to visit our furry family! While it’s great we are in Level 1, small businesses like ours still have it tough and need your support now more than ever to keep going.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding ❤️

      Rebecca Slight
      2020-05-04 08:24:46 +1200
      Bobby E M Dempsey
      2020-05-04 08:12:54 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-05-04 07:56:32 +1200
      Georgia Thorne
      2020-05-03 22:45:40 +1200

      "I hope this all works out and that you're all staying safe and healthy!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-05-03 22:08:46 +1200
      Delia Yang
      2020-05-03 19:05:54 +1200

      "Hope all the Barista cat cafe staffs are staying safe and all the best to each cute cats.looking forward to seeing all the cats again. xoxox"

      Josh Holt
      2020-05-03 18:57:47 +1200

      "I hope you guys can reach your goal!! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-05-03 17:24:19 +1200
      Kate Davsion
      2020-05-03 15:52:38 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-05-03 15:19:58 +1200
      Nadja Parker
      2020-05-03 14:26:09 +1200

      "Good luck! Hope you reach your target!"

      Sue Cardwell
      2020-05-03 14:03:57 +1200
      Nicki
      2020-05-03 13:45:41 +1200

      "Best of luck! "

      Tawna and Daniel
      2020-05-03 13:37:37 +1200
      LJ Hynds
      2020-05-03 13:16:53 +1200
      Alsie Gray
      2020-05-03 13:10:56 +1200
      Henrique Goncalves
      2020-05-03 12:56:05 +1200

      "We love you guys! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-05-03 12:55:36 +1200
      Diane Dowle
      2020-05-03 12:55:01 +1200

      "All the best.. You guys rock!"

      Henrique Goncalves
      2020-05-03 12:53:48 +1200

      "We love you guys! "

      Tessa
      2020-05-03 12:48:39 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-05-03 12:44:10 +1200
      Steve Hind
      2020-05-03 12:40:17 +1200

      "Good luck with the move, looking forward to pampering the kitties and enjoying a nice hug in a mug soon :) "

      Camille P
      2020-05-03 12:29:12 +1200
      Bridget Rowse
      2020-05-03 12:28:23 +1200

      "Love BernieCatII and BostonSox 😻😻"

      Avril Mcintyre
      2020-05-03 12:19:00 +1200
      Kara Minnema
      2020-05-03 12:17:29 +1200

      "Helping from USA"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-05-03 12:06:43 +1200
      Ryan Walters
      2020-05-03 12:02:45 +1200
      Linnea Maycock
      2020-05-03 12:00:57 +1200

      Followers of BaristaCats Café is relocating! Help us keep Auckland’s only cat café going.

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 24/05/2020 at 9:00 PM.