By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s not about the coffee at a new Philadelphia cafe, but the animals.

Philadelphia’s first cat-cafe is educating patrons about rescued felines and the possibility of making them a part of their lives.

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At Le Cat Café in the 2700 block of West Girard Avenue you pay $12 and you get a free hot beverage that you make from a pod coffee maker and meet up to 12 rescued felines roaming freely around you for an hour.

It’s not about the beverages ….it’s all about the cats and finding them a forever home.

“None of them looked like this when we rescued them they we’re all pretty beat-up filthy, dirty, starving, so they had a true makeover,” says owner Kathy Jordan.

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She says they are happy to be the first café of its kind:
“We hope there is many many more though, because there is enough cats out there who need a homes and it is the better way to wait for their forever home.”

West Chester University student Amber Melville says playing with cats relieves stress:

“Being in college like you can’t have a pet with you so it’s really cool to go someplace and hang out with cats.”

Space is limited in the cafe and reservations are recommended.

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On Monday cats with mats yoga classes start with money going to care for the animals.