I fell in love with a cat at the cafe. Can I adopt them?
YES! All of the cats at the cafe are adoptable through our partner shelters. We handle all of the paperwork right here in the cafe following the protocols of the partner shelter and 100% of the adoption fee goes to the shelter.
Are all of your cats naughty?
Are you a non-profit?
We are a small business owned by a husband and wife team. However, 100% of the adoption fees go to the shelter that we are fostering the cat from. The shelters cover some supplies, but we are always in need of clumping litter, toys, treats and cleaning supplies. Our mission statement is to provide a healthy and safe environment for the community to socialize with and adopt cats from our local shelters. We work to enhance the bond between humans and animals and raise awareness on the importance of spay and neuter.
Do you take in or re-home cats?
No. We are not a cat rescue but operating as a foster home for cats from our partner shelters. If you have found a stray cat or need to re-home your pet, please contact the Humane Educational Society if you are within Hamilton County limits or McKamey Animal Center if you are within Chattanooga city limits. If you are outside the Hamilton County or Chattanooga city limits, please search for a shelter or rescue organization in your area.
Why Naughty Cat?
Because cats are naughty! All you have to do is search cats on the internet and you are guaranteed to be humored by cats being mischievous. We love their naughty nature, so we use it in our name.
Before Naughty Cat Cafe… there was Naughty Cat Farm! We lived off-grid on the Big Island of Hawaii where we grew organic white pineapple, this weird fruit called soursop, and enough food to feed ourselves. We also fostered A LOT of kittens. So, we named our little piece of paradise Naughty Cat Farm. The mascot for that logo was one of our 10 cats, Velcro (jury is still out on if she’s the naughtiest of the bunch). Velcro wore a bandana, just like the bandits of the Old West and the cowboys of Hawaii. Yes, there are cowboys (called paniolos) on Hawaii! Within this bandana we incorporated images of Hawaii and our farm life. Since our new Naughty Cat Cafe logo was going to be printed on all things big and small, we had to simplify the bandana and illustrate Velcro.
We’re really proud to be able to provide this space for the entire community to enjoy and benefit from. Moreover, we are so grateful for the overwhelming support and enthusiasm we have received. We’ve travelled and lived all around the world and we can’t think of a better neighborhood other than St. Elmo with its rich culture, unique vibe and love for animals.
We look forward to welcoming you at Naughty Cat Cafe and joining us on our mission to provide a healthy and safe environment for the community to socialize with and adopt cats from our local shelters and rescues.
*All cats are naughty to varying degrees.