'Cat Cafe' moves forward after successful fundraising campaign

'Cat Cafe' moves forward after successful fundraising campaign

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston will likely be getting its first "cat café" after a successful fundraising campaign by two local women.

The founders of Pounce Cat Café + Wine Bar collected more than $23,000 in pledges in the month-long Kickstarter campaign.  At Pounce, customers would be able to purchase food and drinks, including wine and beer, and enter a "cat room" to play with up to 20 adoptable animals.

Co-founder Ashley Brooks said Pounce is expected to open in August after a location is chosen in downtown Charleston.  Brooks said donations to the Kickstarter campaign came from as far as Australia and Uganda.

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