By Madison Rutherford , College Times| ecollegetimes.com on September 9, 2016
Melissa Pruitt was 25 the first and only time she met her father. It wasn’t until after he died that she found out they shared a mutual love for cats.
“He was the ‘cat guy’ in town, he saved all of the cats, he would keep…Read more
Jul 6, 2016, 10:26am MST Revised Date/Time Publish Updated Jul 6, 2016, 4:47pm MST
by Cassidy Trowbridge, Editorial Intern, Phoenix Business Journal
Melissa Pruitt believes a cat café in Tempe would be purr-fect.
Her c oncept, La Gattara, would allow customers to buy coffee, wine or beer while enjoying the…Read more
Amanda Etchison , The Republic | azcentral.com 11:23 a.m. MST June 15, 2016
A proposed Phoenix-area cat cafe has launched a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of finding the "purr-fect" location.
La Gattara Cat Cafe & Wine Bar, the feline-friendly business idea of Melissa Pruitt , 39, of Tempe, launched its Kickstarter campaign …Read more
Valley’s first cat cafe hopes to find homes for cats at risk of euthanasia
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By Emi Kamezaki | June 13, 2016
Long-time cat aficionado Melissa Pruitt hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps by rescuing as many cats as she can. And though she has already rescued over 300 cats on her own,…Read more
They first appeared in trendsetting Tokyo, then in big cities like New York and San Francisco and now Arizona cat lovers can rejoice as cat cafes are finally making appearances in Phoenix.
The history of cat cafes begins in Asia in 1998 where at that time, they only served a therapeutic purpose. In highly populated…Read more
It was July 2011 and I saw a post on a facebook animal rescue group I was a part of that there was a kitten in terrible shape at the Claim Jumper in Tempe. The post read: " can someone please go try to trap this kitten, you can see it's bones and just pitiful…Read more
Cat litter is one of those things you just can't go without. Unless your cat is super cool and has learned how to use the toilet! When you have multiple cats, it gets even tougher to wait another week on buying cat litter. About two years ago, I just doubled my personal cats, and buying…Read more
Well hello LaGattara Friends! This is my first blog post! I'm pretty excited!
I have so many things I want to talk about (well about cats... of course) and I can't wait to share with you. So this first blog I want to just share a little about my story with you.
I always say…Read more