Helmed entirely by cat-loving volunteers, The Cat Museum was first founded in 2015 as the world’s first cat museum with kitties that are up for adoption. Despite having rehomed over 300 cats, the museum will be shutting its doors for good on 10 June 2018 due to its expiring lease.
Located in Purvis Street, The Cat Museum is currently operating on the second floor of the current shophouse. In addition to searching for forever homes for the last of its five adoptable felines, the museum has since been conducting fundraising efforts in support of a permanent shelter – one of which is The MadCatters Pawty.
Held on 26th April 2018 at the Working Capital on Keong Saik Road, the one-of-its-kind fundraiser saw the gathering of cat lovers and supporters of the museum.Event goers having fun at the photobooth
In addition to a furtobooth, tarot reading and live band entertainment (Jukeleles), the event also featured a live auction session, where all proceeds will go towards the building of a permanent orphanage, kindergarten and nursery for kittens. Education programmes for children will also be conducted, to nurture compassion and responsibility from a young age.
While most of the cats have been successfully rehomed, The Cat Museum is still in search of forever homes for its four felines: Fergie, Selena, Fusili and Sid.Fergie and Selena
Rescued from a construction site in Toa Payoh, sisters Ferige and Selena were found by a volunteer before being nursed back to health and are approximately a year old.Fusilli
Fusilli on the other hand, was found in the drain in the pouring rain. A smart boy who is capable of opening doors, Fusili will be a great addition to any family.Sloth
Named after the Sloth from Ice Age, Sid, along with his mother and brothers, were rescued from Bishan.Maisie
Also known as Mama Maisie, this gorgeous ginger was pregnant when she was rescued. Having given birth to three adorable kittens (all who have subsequently been adopted), Maisie is now looking for a forever home. She may be a little shy, but Maisie will be your furry best friend in no time!
In addition to fundraisers, The Cat Museum has organised on-going donation drives, where cat and animal lovers may show their support through. Otherwise, a trip to the museum before its closure is highly recommended.The Cat Museum 8 Purvis Street, #02-02 S(188587) Tel: 6336 2133 Website: www.thecatmuseum.com.sg Visiting Sessions: Wednesday, 12pm to 2pm; Thursday & Friday, 4pm to 6pm; Friday, 6pm to 8pm, Saturday & Sunday, 12pm to 2pm, 2pm to 4pm, 4pm to 6pm, 6pm to 8pm (Saturday only) Entry Fee: $15 per session