Following a significant reduction in the size of its premises, The Cat Museum, which shelters stray cats and kittens, needs your help.
Where would you find Angelina Jolie, Channing Tatum, Benedict Cumberbatch and Prince Harry all under one roof? The answer is at The Cat Museum on Purvis Street. These namesakes are, however, of the feline variety, and they may not be there for much longer. The volunteer-run non-profit cat charity has seen its three-floor space reduced to just one floor, and is urgently looking for people to donate, or adopt its animals in need.
Set up in January 2015 by Jessica Seet, The Cat Museum operates from a shophouse on Purvis Street, where Jessica also lives, and runs her Art For Voice coaching business. She started the museum not only to help strays in need, but also educate and help the public understand cats, and show them that they need not be afraid of them. “I myself was terrified of cats until I was 38 years old. My first cat, Brad Pitt, was a Christmas present 14 years ago; I visited him week after week until I got the courage to hold him in my hand, and he just sat there like an angel. That day, I didn’t leave without him.”
As the charity is volunteer-run, it makes money to fund the operational, feeding and veterinary costs by opening to the public four days a week; however, this funding doesn’t cover the full amount needed. The museum can no longer open its doors to rescue cats and kittens, and many of those animals it has had to move onto the second floor of the property are in need a home.
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