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BaristaCats Cafe

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BaristaCats Cafe is home to 13 wonderful rescue cats with varying degrees of ongoing health needs

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Located in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, BaristaCats’ mission is to provide a refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life for humans and animals alike. If you’re looking for a space to chill out, have a coffee and make some fluffy friends then BaristaCats Café is the place for you.

We are home to thirteen fabulously furry residents and up to four visiting or foster cats who love to mingle and play. Our focus is on hard-to-adopt-out cats so many of our cats are older and have special needs, but you'll find they don't let age or disability slow them down!

Having so many unique rescue cats means a number of things.

Among the cats there are nine different diets, including 4 Hill's Prescription Diets to help manage some of the health problems they face.

Our focus on older and differently abled cats means that at times our veterinary bills are higher than planned.

In the past two years our wonderful donors have helped us to provide prompt treatment to four of our resident cats.

This includes around $1500 of dental treatment for Zuul, more than $2000 of emergency care for Lady Mary Clawley who has chronic recurrent pancreatitis, and over $3000 in palliative care for Wednesday who sadly crossed over the rainbow bridge in April 2018 (More information on each of these cases is available in our updates).

Most recently our eldest cat in residence, Orson, underwent over $1000 of liver function tests and dental surgery.

We are constantly in awe of your generosity and are incredibly grateful for your continued support.

BaristaCats is absolutely committed to providing the best care and quality of life for our cats who have come from Franklin Cat Rescue, Paws 4 Life, SPCA Auckland and 9 Lives Orphanage. We have a thorough welfare plan that we have developed with assistance from the SPCA and to ensure that BaristaCats operates to the best possible standard at all times.

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All funds go towards the continued care and welfare of the cats

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Sad news about our Snow Queen, Orson  17 December 2019

Last month we took our wonderful snow queen, Orson, to see the team at Ellerslie Veterinary Clinic after we noticed she had been losing weight.

After many tests and ultrasounds we have been given some news that we were not expecting and were hoping not to get for many years to come.

It is the consensus of the team at Ellerslie and a veterinary specialist that our sweet, old Orson most likely has lymphatic cancer. Her welfare will always be our top priority which is why we have decided against an invasive surgery to confirm - or potentially provide inconclusive results - the diagnosis.

Instead we are following a treatment plan recommended by our vets to make sure she is as comfortable as possible. We of course are holding out hope for the small chance that it is an alternative diagnosis and the treatment will correct the issue. However if it is cancer, the treatment will give her a comfortable and happy few months before we start to see the effects of the disease.

We do ask that at this time Orson is treated with a extra care, but do make sure to give her some chin scratches and gentle tummy rubs.

Love and purrs,

A very sad BaristaCats family x

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  • Radka

    Radka on 20 Jan 2020


    thank you guys, xo from Melbourne


  • Sophie M

    Sophie M on 08 Jan 2020


    Sophie (aged 10) visited Barista Cats cafe in Auckland in 2019. For Christmas, she asked her family and friends to donate money, rather than give her a gift so that she could help support 'Brian' and his kitty friends. She raised $275. Merry Kitty wishes


  • Kirstie

    Kirstie on 30 Dec 2019


    Stay strong Orson xx


  • Erica

    Erica on 25 Dec 2019



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    Guest Donor on 16 Nov 2019



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