La Gattara Cat Cafe Raising Funds for New Location
By Michelle Talsma Everson -
Tuesday Oct 13, 2020
In April, La Gattara Cat Cafe closed its doors due to COVID-19. In the past six months, owners Missy Pruitt and Carrie Seay have been busy continuing their rescue work and caring for the foster cats from the old space. They are also in the process of registering La Gattara Cat Cafe as a nonprofit. Now, La Gattara Cat Cafe is fundraising for their next big move (literally)—a new location in central Phoenix.
“It has more space for the cats, more space for events, a coffee shop area, storage, parking, and even a patio,” says Carrie Seay, co-owner. “We know that our cat loving community is going to fall in love with the spot just as we did. But, now that we have the space, the real work begins! It’s a big project that is going to be so worth it. We really need the support of our community now more than ever. We are starting the permitting process and the build out which have large costs associated.”
To raise the money needed to build out the space, La Gattara is looking to the community for help. The team needs to raise $15,000 for the deposit and initial expenses, then another $50,000 - $75,000 for the build out, Seay estimates.
Community members can help by donating directly to PayPal.me/lagattaraphoenix or by sharing with their connections on social media (https://www.facebook.com/lagattaracatcafe). La Gattara is also in need of local businesses interested in becoming sponsors.