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Building Hope: Kitties & Cream's New Cat Lounge

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Kitties & Cream is more than just a cat lounge—it is a beacon of hope and a place of solace for rescue cats and cat lovers alike. In just two years, 446 kitties have found loving homes through Kitties & Cream. The success we have achieved in such a short amount of time has been nothing short of ameowzing, but it has also brought us to a pivotal moment in our journey.

Having outgrown our original location, we knew we had to find a bigger, better space to continue our mission of love and compassion. With the recent acquisition of this ideal space, our dream of building the purrfect cat lounge is within reach, but we can’t achieve this alone—we need your support, passion, and generosity to make it a reality.

Starting this venture was a leap of faith, and growing it has been a labour of love. Through the tears, doubt, and exhaustion, we have persevered, fueled by the joy of seeing cats find their furever homes and witnessing the transformative power of cat therapy.

Since opening during the peak of the pandemic, we have faced unimaginable hurdles, including the loss of all our funding. Like many other small businesses, costs have continuously risen while profit margins shrink as we attempt to compete with bigger companies. And now, as we navigate the transition to our new location, we are confronted with many obstacles, setbacks, unexpected expenses, and a sense of uncertainty. We have been closed for over two months now with very little revenue and what feels like very little progress. I have poured my all into Kitties & Cream—at the expense of my own physical, mental, and financial health as a young and disadvantaged entrepreneur. This is my passion, my purpose, my everything. I’m not ready to give up on this dream. But without this funding I may have no choice.

Kitties & Cream is more than just a business—it is a community, a support system, a lifeline. There are millions of cats waiting to be rescued and adopted. With your support, we can continue to provide a safe, loving environment for cats to heal, thrive, and find their furever families.

Join us on this journey. Together, we can create the purrfect place where rescue cats can find love, comfort, happiness, and a furever home. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of so many cats in need. If you believe in us, what we do, and why we do it, please support Kitties & Cream in this critical time. Every dollar makes a difference. Share this fundraiser on your social media, send it to your friends and family and coworkers, spread the word throughout the community and beyond, engage with our posts, and reach out to donate your time or skills—everything helps. Your support is not just appreciated—it is essential.

Thank mew from the bottom of my heart for believing in us, supporting us, and being a part of our journey. Your generosity means more than words can express.

Any funds raised beyond what is needed for renovations will be donated to our rescue partners to continue our mission of love and compassion for all animals in need.


  • Sarah Colyn
    • $100 
    • 10 d
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 19 d
  • Rena Davis
    • $100 
    • 20 d
  • Lisa Ford
    • $100 
    • 26 d
  • Barb Mackie
    • $115 
    • 28 d


Kelly Brady Whiteside
Nanaimo, BC

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