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This Cat Arcade May Be The Coolest Animal Rescue You’ve Ever Seen!

Cat lovers, gamers, and caffeine fiends alike can find common ground at The Catcade, Chicago’s brand new arcade-themed cat cafe. In fact, the grand opening is today!

This cool concept provides digital entertainment for patrons of all ages while they enjoy refreshments, and – most importantly – socialize with adoptable cats!

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Founded by couple Chris Gutierrez and Shelly Casey, the Catcade is equipped with nostalgic arcade machines and big screen TV’s, which will be playing classic ’80’s movies all day long.

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This theme echoes throughout the place, with piles of plushy pillows, game-themed tabletops, and arcade machines that’ve been converted into cat caves.

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The Catcade is more than just fun and games, though. It’s a running nonprofit shelter that’ll provide for a dozen or so cats at a time, mostly between the ages of 6-10 months old.

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The kitties are rescues from the local group Felines & Canines, who have also been guiding the two cat-loving entrepreneurs along the way.

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Admission to the Catcade a $15 donation that’ll buy you a drink, an hour with the kitties, and most importantly, help fund the facility’s operations.

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While older kids are welcome, they ask visitors not to bring children under the age of 7. If you choose to adopt a furry friend that day, the$15 entrance donation will be deducted from the $100 adoption fee, which also covers spay / neuter surgery, shots, and microchipping. Not a bad deal!

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If you find yourself in Chicago, make sure to pay a visit to the ever-clever cat arcade to make some new furry friends and support a good cause! You can check out their website here.

(h/t: DNA Info)

Written by Karen Tietjen
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