Relieve finals stress with furry company at a pop-up cat cafe

Cuddle with kittens Thursday at the Humane Society's pop-up cat cafe. Photo by Flickr user "pinguino k" under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.
Cuddle with kittens Thursday at the Humane Society’s pop-up cat cafe. Photo by Flickr user “pinguino k” under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Looking for a way to unwind after finals? The Washington Humane Society’s pop-up cat cafe is coming to the Rock & Roll Hotel on Thursday.

You heard that right.

About a month after announcing a partnership with upcoming cat cafe Crumbs & Whiskers, the Washington Humane Society will offer playtime with adoptable cats in two VIP rooms of the venue at 1353 H St. NE from 5 to 8 p.m.

Guests can also check out a cat “reading room,” where they can learn more about the organization, and 15 percent of all sales from the event will go to the Washington Humane Society.

The pop-up joins a growing trend of “cat cafes” – coffee shops that offer cuddles with kittens while you sip your latte – across the country, from New York City’s “Meow Parlour” to Oakland, Calif.’s “Cat Town Cafe.”

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