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We're Open, Tallahassee: Fat Cat Cafe is live streaming their kittens

Posted at 7:58 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 23:35:19-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — With the economic uncertainties from the coronavirus, we here at ABC 27 are shining a light on businesses that are doing their part to help out the community while keeping their business open.

During difficult times, like the coronavirus pandemic, animal adoption centers see a drop in interest.

But one local business is doing it's part to help kittens find their "purrfect" home.

The Fat Cat Cafe in Tallahassee is usually bustling with business as they house rescued, adoptable cats from four local animal organizations until they can find homes for them.

They do that by allowing people, for a small fee, to come play, cuddle, and relax with the adoptable cats, before selecting one to take home.

But now, to keep everyone safe, they've closed the cafe to visitors and are live streaming the kittens to put smiles on peoples faces and hopefully help the felines find forever homes.

"We are doing virtual adoptions, and so if people see a kitty they want to meet, they can message us and make an appointment," said Michelle Hartsfield, founder, Fat Cat Cafe. "We will meet them up here, they can meet the kitties and each rescue organization will handle the adoption independently."

They are also in the process of turning their boutique, located at the front of their store, into an online store, so that those who are financially willing and able to support them, can, while they are closed.

If you have a local small business that's open right now, let us know!

South Georgia especially, we want to hear from you!

You can check out The Fat Cat Cafe on Instagram and Facebook.

If you have a local small business that's open right now, let us know here! It's our way of helping our community out, during this time of need.

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