What do you get when cross video games, movies, and cats?

A CatCade!

The very first of kind is scheduled to open this weekend in Chicago.

I'm not kidding.

Honestly, this is the coolest idea to help find shelter cats a furever home by letting them roam a special arcade.

DNAInfo Chicagoshared that owners, Chris Gutierrez and Shelly Casey, are set to hold a grand opening for their CatCade this Saturday.

The CatCade is a nonprofit cat shelter that offers a place for visitors to stop in and play video games, watch movies, sip on beverages and of course enjoy petting and playing with the cats that roam facility.

How it works is that visitors pay a minimal fee of "$15 donation to the shelter earns customers and cat-admirers a drink, a one-hour chill session in the lounge and "unlimited head-boops." If that person chooses to take a kitty home, the $15 is taken out of the standard $100 adoption fee. [All] Cats come spayed/neutered, microchipped and with updated shots. [Plus,] all of the proceeds go back into the operation of the shelter."

Wow! I just think this is so cool.

Honestly, if you love cats, video games and movies this is the place to check out.

Here in Rockford, the place that comes close to the CatCade which offers a cage free environment for cats is the newly opened PAWS facility, "Sonal Puri Family Animal Rescue, that's located at 7282 N. Cherry Vale Mall Drive."

This just really makes me happy. I love animals but I have a special affinity for cats.

To learn more about the CatCade, click here.




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