BK Cat Cafe
Project: Brooklyn Cat Café
Status: Completed 2017
Description: Brooklyn's first Cat Café and the only one in New York area run by a 501c3 animal rescue, Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition, Inc. Heights established the first shelter in one of their properties which led to the café. The principals of Heights were instrumental in creating the café and animal shelter and continues to be staple of the organization.
Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition (BBAWC) was founded by a group of animal rescuers in 2007 with a focus on improving the welfare of abandoned animals in Brooklyn. Finding foster homes for rescued cats and those accepted from city shelters became the organization’s top priority so the organization launched The Brooklyn Cat Cafe to address this need in 2016. By their one-year anniversary in May of 2017, the cafe had welcomed over 35,000 visitors — an average of over 95 visitors and placed over 250 cats in permanent adoptive homes.