Butler County woman hopes to open first cat café

Butler County woman hopes to open first cat café

WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - A Butler County woman wants to open the first Cat Café in our area.

Jennifer Barrett is the co-owner of Kitty Brew Café. She says she got the idea from watching an episode of "Shark Tank" over the summer.

Right now she works as an investigator for Children's services, and the new mother is dedicated to public service.

However, she wanted to follow her heart, which is animal rescue and that led her to the "Kitty Brew Café."

The front half of the store would be the traditional, serving up coffee, espresso, lattes and sweet. The back half will be a dedicated cat lounge. Where customers can hang out and relax with cats looking for homes.

Most of them would come from Animal Friends Humane Society.

Barrett says she's scouting locations now, and if everything goes to plan the shop should open in three months.  She's targeting West Chester because there are a lot of animal friendly businesses there.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for the project.

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