Otis & Clementine’s Books and Coffee is a bookstore located outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada that takes an innovative approach to convince people to save kittens. When you stop by to read a good book or drink a cup of Joe, you will notice something unusual. Unusually adorable, it is.
Kittens! And there are a lot of them! Playing and dozing among books. And probably reading Dr. Seuss “The Cat in the Hat” when no one is looking. The best part is that you can adopt any of the cats in the bookstore and give them the eternal home they deserve. Cats, coffee and books. Could it be better than this?
Image credits: Otis & Clementine’s Books & Coffee
The owner of the bookstore Ellen Helmke told Narcis that there are several kittens in the store at any time, and “usually mom.” But bookstore kittens are not just passers-by taken from the cold. They are provided by the Nova Scotia Rescue Team.
Kittens provided by a Nova Scotia rescue team.
If you find yourself in Upper Tantallon, visit Otis and Clementines and see a feline friend whom you absolutely adore, then you better act quickly. “All kittens come and go pretty quickly, as they are adopted,” Helmke explained.
However, accepting these cats is not as easy as raising them and leaving the door. South Paw Conservation manages everything, and adopting a kitten costs $ 255 (or $ 194). The adoption fee covers everything, including any medical expenses. Moreover, future pet owners should also provide recommendations before bringing their playful tabby home.
Helmke launched the kittens adoption program last year, when she realized that her store has enough space for cute cats. At the moment, more than 30 cats from the bookstore have been accepted. And we are sure that this number will grow.People come here specifically to see cats, and then some just look in books and find that there are kittens,” she told Global News. “In any case, the answer was really great – I mean, who doesn’t like kittens, right?
She added: We have a 100 percent adoption rate, and it’s fantastic.I am so glad to make my customers happy when they come, and they are just glad to see a kitten that they did not expect … This is amazing and makes me happy to come to work.
Books and coffee of Otis and Clementines is one of many loving foster families that create favorable conditions for our kittens and cats. It’s amazing that we have a unique platform that helps pets, ”said South Paw Conservation,Preserving the South Paw saved 30 puppies in 2019 from the Bahamas and Antigua and more than 50 local kittens and cats.Hoping that the attention platform that we will receive from Otis & Clementine’s will help us find loving homes, provide proper medical care, food and litter through donations and sterilize / sterilize even more cats in the province in 2020.
According to a rescue team representative, all their cats and kittens are vet tested, vaccinated, tested for cat leukemia, undergo revolutionary treatment and are dewormed during the first few days after arrival or when they become healthy enough.We have a sterilization and sterilization program with your local veterinarians (Hammond Plains Veterinary Hospital / Tantallon Veterinary Hospital) to reduce costs for a potential family. Homing kittens or cats are out of order. We try to make our children live their best. Some require a quieter place, free from other animals, but still, perhaps they enjoy the nights, and some are more playful and sociable.
They continued: Some of our kittens need to be bottle-fed or just in a room where they can be watched 24 hours a day. We have a wonderful reception network that helps us satisfy all their needs. All this became possible thanks to donations and payment for adoption. People working with South Paw Conservation also help animals and people outside of Nova Scotia.
At the beginning of this month, we just went to a nature reserve in Antigua. We took 5 people. We spent time in a psychiatric hospital, doing crafts with residents, worked in the dining room, rescued 7 puppies and dogs, to whom we will provide shelter and medical care, until they can return with us to Canada. We took 5 bags of humanitarian aid and brought 3 puppies with us. We are returning to Antigua on March 4 to bring home 6 puppies whom we saved, and one 10-month-old child whom we raised since August. We collect funds like crazy to pay all medical and travel expenses.
People were in love with kittens bookstore