"It's a lovely atmosphere," Katina says of the event, "Last week it was yoga with cats, but I think the yarning one is quite lovely."
If you happen to fall in love with one or more of the cats or kittens while you're there and you pass what Katina describes as the 'Spanish Inquisition' they put potential adopters through, you might end up taking home more than a crafty project. She says they make every effort to ensure rehomed animals are going to people who understand a pet is for life and that it's a long-term commitment.
Where does the money go?
Most of the money from these events helps with the huge vet bills Cat Cuddle Café faces. Vet care is needed to ensure each of their little charges is fit and healthy for adoption. In their first year of operation vet bills reached over $150,000. Cat Cuddle Café and Pussies Galore also pays for food to care for the cats homed with foster carers. One volunteer I spoke with said the café owners, foster carers and volunteers often donate a lot of resources too.
This particular event will be focussing on raising money for a kitten called Batfink. I spoke with Batfink's foster carer Nat about his health.
"Batfink was a street cat," Nat told me, "he came to us very lethargic and underweight."