On a recent trip to Japan, Levi Morrow, a sixth-grader from Thousand Oaks, visited a café at which free-roaming cats socialized with the patrons. He was so taken with the idea that he wanted to recreate it in the Conejo Valley for charity. On Oct. 3, Levi, his mother, Cindy, and Healthcare for Homeless Animals (HHA) will present Cat Café on the grounds of the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter as a fun way to introduce the community to the shelter’s homeless cats.
“I want to help the animals so they can have a better life,” said Levi, whose family has adopted several pets from the shelter.
The event will highlight the cat program, including a chance to visit with the free roaming cats in the Habicat. There will also be tours of the shelter and activities for kids. Volunteers will be available to assist with finding a potential new best fur friend and to answer questions about the shelter’s volunteer program.
“We love to have young people like Levi get involved in learning about caring for animals and what happens if we don’t take care of our animals,” said Irene Faust, a representative from HHA. “We really feel that this helps prevent animal cruelty and also teaches a great deal about responsibility and being part of the community. We hope that Levi’s example encourages his friends and schoolmates to see that they can make a difference.”
The Cat Café takes place from 1o a.m. to 12 p.m. Beverages and snacks will be offered for a donation benefitting HHA.
Healthcare for Homeless Animals is a community based 501©3 non-profit run by volunteers dedicated to funding medical care for animals at the Agoura Animal Shelter. HHA prevents euthanasia by intervening with the much-medical treatment and fostering, resulting in adoptions into loving homes.