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Tally Cat Cafe Hits One-Thousand Adoptions Mark

A wall of leaves and flowers has a neon sign in the middle of it that says "Livin in the meow."
Tom Flanigan
The neon slogan on the lobby wall of the Tally Cat Cafe.

The pandemic meant the end for scores of Tallahassee eating and drinking establishments. But at least one such place, featuring coffee and cats, actually saw its business pick up.

The Tally Cat Cafe in a small North Monroe strip center is co-owned by Katie Logue. She says her traffic went up while COVID raged.

"People have been so stressed with the pandemic, they're also looking for places they could go and decompress and relax. And this is a prime candidate for that sort of thing."

So much so that Logue said the Tally Cat Cafe has adopted out 1,000 cats since it first opened in May 2018, when it became the city's second cat cafe in operation.

"A 'One-Thousand Celebration' is probably what we're going to go forth and call it," she chuckled.

A celebration that she said will include a formal event soon. The Tally Cat Cafe is affiliated with the Leon County Humane Society.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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