Now, Europe's first cat cafe to leave you 'purring' with pleasure
London, May 18 (ANI): Europe's first "cat cafe" that opened earlier this month in Austria sees customers sip their tea and lattes while resident moggies Sonja, Thomas, Moritz, Luca and Momo settle on their laps or purr underneath their chairs.
Takako Ishimitsu, the cafe's owner is originally from Japan where such cafes are not uncommon. There, pets are often forbidden in apartments, so people seek out designated pet cafes for animal companionship instead.
For the price of a cappuccino, they can watch the cats and play with them to their hearts' content.
There are at least 39 of these cafes in Tokyo alone, some specialising in particular types of cat, such as black cats or fat ones.
The 47-year-old said that she wanted to bring this unusual aspect of Japanese culture to Europe to provide comfort to people who longed for a pet cat, but couldn't keep one for reasons of space or economy.
Each of her cats was rescued from a local animal shelter.akako spent three years negotiating with city officials over hygiene issues before being granted permission to open Cafe Neko (neko means cat in Japanese.)
But it's not only hygiene obsessives who will be unhappy with the cat cafe's arrival in Vienna - signs on the windows make clear it has a strict 'no dogs' policy. (ANI)
Read More: Japan | Austria | St. Thomas Town P.o. | Alinye | Anelih | Anini | Kamlang Nagar | Kherem | Chowkham | Medo | Momong | Wakro | Wingko | Kumsai | Lathao | Manmao | Nampong | Namsai | B.s.city R.s. | B.s.city Plant
BLIND GIRL TOPS HUMANITARIAN GROUP Of CLASS 12TH
May 24, 2013 at 3:15 PM
MODI HITS OUT AT UPA; SAYS INDIA IS FACING POLITICAL PARALYSIS
May 24, 2013 at 3:14 PM
NEED LONG TERM PLANS TO CURB FIXING, SAYS SPORTS MINISTER
May 24, 2013 at 3:12 PM