It's something new and "puurfect" coming to Omaha

It's something new and "puurfect" coming to Omaha

OMAHA,NEB(FOX42KPTM)- Cat cafes are popping up all over the country and this summer Omaha is getting one of its own.

"It's a really unique and innovative way to experience cat adoption," Bre Phelan said. She's the president and founder of the cat cafe called Felius.

The idea is pretty simple. You can stop by for a cup coffee, snack and walk out with a cat. Phelan is hoping the cat cafe will be where people turn when they want to adopt.

"I spent a lot of times in shelters seeing cats in very tiny cages and I knew there had to be a better way to help get animals adopted where they can be in an environment where they can roam free."

She says you get to know the cat and its personality before you take them home.

"We want to make sure these cats are going to responsible homes."

She says getting to know the cat first helps in the long run.

"We partnering with Omaha wags to riches to help get a lot of these feral cats off the street," she said. "Our mission is to revolutionize the Omaha cat adoption industry and reduce crowded shelters."

Through this new idea, she's hoping to add something popular and helpful to Omaha.

"I'm really excited to help these cats, help our community grow and offer a new and unique business."

Felius will open May 1, 2018. If you would like to donate or volunteer, you can find more info by clicking on this link.

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