HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — When Renee Reed first moved to Houston’s East End a few years ago, she noticed her neighborhood was overrun with stray cats.
“The cats kind of brought me into the rescue world,” she said. “I have been a cat person since I was a young age.”
Reed had heard of cat cafés popping up in other cities, so she decided to create the first one in Houston to help stray felines find their forever homes.
“I started with a Kickstarter campaign,” she said. “Fortunately there were a lot of people who loved the idea and supported us through it. That was definitely the seed money to get everything going. I think we raised about $40,000.”