JB Cat Cafe permanently closes after 5 years, will re-home cats for a fee

We hope the cats go to good homes.

Siti Hawa | June 16, 2020, 05:31 PM

A popular cat cafe in Johor Bahru is closing down after five years of operations.

Photo via CATS Cafe JB - Cats At Their Sanctuary on Facebook

Closed since March due to Covid-19

The cafe was forced to shut since March 18 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

They previously announced that they would close their cafe until further notice "in view of the lockdown announcement":

After almost three months of closure, the cat cafe took to their Facebook page to share that they will permanently close.

They expressed their gratitude towards customers for their support and love for the cafe.

"Dear customers,

It is with the heaviest heart that @catscafejb is announcing our painful decision for permanent closure of our cafe business. It has been a wonderful five years filled with great amount of beautiful memories with our team, our fluffy kitties, and of course all of you — our amazing customers. We could not have done it without your infinite support and love for our cafe."

The cats

Here are some of the cats at the cafe:

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Tenungan mata awak tu buat saya hati saya cair tau tak!! ❤️

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Simba want cake huh?! #catscafejb #catcafe #cat #instacats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #cats #simba #maincooncats #cakecited

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I'm handsome right? #cat #catcafe #catscafejb #cats #instacats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #muffin #munchkincat

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WHY U SHO CUTE 😍😍😍😍 come play with Baby today @catscafejb ! Repost from @fadz_callen . #catscafejb #babythecat #appleheadcat #cutekitties #kucingpersia #persianshorthair

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Just reminiscing on cat days~ . . #catscafejb #catscafe #cocothecat #petcafe #johorbahru #weekend #friyay #friday #jumaat #malaysia #kafekucing #persiancat #catslover #catstagram #visitus

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Carry yourself well, take it from a Cat that does just that #catsofinstagram #catsofmalaysia #catscafejb

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Re-homing cats for a fee

The cafe added that they would be re-homing the cats for a fee, and will be releasing more details on it soon.

Besides that, they will also be holding Instagram sales to sell off the items in the cafe.

Interested customers should stay tune for upcoming announcements.

In response to the post, a user highlighted the importance of choosing the new cat owners wisely:

Photo via CATS Cafe JB - Cats At Their Sanctuary

Other customers, including Singaporeans, expressed their sadness regarding the closure:

Photo via CATS Cafe JB - Cats At Their Sanctuary

Photo via CATS Cafe JB - Cats At Their Sanctuary

Photo via CATS Cafe JB - Cats At Their Sanctuary

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