Planet Tails, a wonderful place that is part adoption shelter, retail store and of course, the second operational Cat Café in the United States, is currently raising funds to keep their adoption center open. Many of the cats that arrived at Planet Tails may have otherwise been euthanized by Domestic Animal Services (DAS) of Collier County for lack of homes. Planet Tails stepped in and have found forever homes for more than 30 of these cats. According to Planet Tails proprietor, Ericka Davis Basile this has been a wonderful labor of love, but it can’t be sustained over the long term.
Planet Tails has bitten off more than it can chew (pun) and needs your help to keep the Cat Adoption Shelter open! Planet Tails differs from traditional retail stores in that it offers an adoption center within the space. This has been a labor of love but the shop can not sustain hosting the adoption area for much longer without funding. …We opened Dec. 6th, 2014, and we give space to our local government shelter, Domestic Animal Services. They are sadly at capacity sometimes and cats are put down. We decided to help these animals because they need it the most. Our county could not afford to have a satellite shelter in North Naples, so we chose to make one ourselves. DAS works closely with us and provides vet care to the cats. But they do not have funds to give us. …Our goal is to raise enough funds to keep the Cat Cafe’ Adoption Center open. This center is the “heart” of a true family pet center, providing a place where families can learn about animals and where cats can get adopted.
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