By TAYLOR DURDEN | WAVE 3 News
The Purrfect Day Cafe opened its doors on Bardstown Road one year ago Thursday in partnership with the Kentucky Humane Society.
It’s a place for people to grab a drink or snack and mingle with cats who need a home.
It gets customers from all over the region.
The goal was to do 300 adoptions in the first year, based on research and data from other similar businesses.
But as of Thursday, Purrfect Day has found homes for 1,356 cats.
“As an entrepreneur, when you put yourself out there and you say, ‘Hey, we’re gonna try this thing and it’s very unique,’ you just cross your fingers that it’s gonna work,” said Chuck Patton, the purrprietor.
Added KHS President & CEO Lori Redmon: “I’ve been in animal welfare 29 years, and I never, ever, ever thought I’d see this — especially cats, you know? Dogs go out the door quicker and cats, adult cats, in particular, they linger.”
The high number of adoptions has allowed the Humane Society to bring in cats from high-volume shelters in rural Kentucky, where there is a high chance of euthanasia.
Purrfect Day celebrated its first birthday with cake and balloons.