GALLERY: Roanoke Public Library hosts third annual cat cafe

The Roanoke Public Library hosted more than a dozen feline friends for its third annual Cat Cafe event Feb. 13. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Roanoke Public Library hosted more than a dozen feline friends for its third annual Cat Cafe event Feb. 13. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Roanoke Public Library hosted more than a dozen feline friends for its third annual Cat Cafe event Feb. 13. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Cats like Jerome, Aspen and Nuggett showed off their playful sides. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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More than a dozen cats were in attendance at the Roanoke Public Library Cat Cafe event. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Classy Cats volunteers find ways to bond with stray, injured and otherwise needy cats before finding them a permanent home. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Garon, in his solid white coat, eyes one of the many fun toys at the Cat Cafe. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Classy Cats volunteers and their feline friends were in attendance at the Roanoke Public Library on Feb. 13. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Classy Cats is a nonprofit adoption and rescue organization that has been in operation in Dallas-Fort Worth for more than 25 years. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Roanoke Public Library offers a wide selection of cat-related literature, from fictional tales to everyday cat care. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Roanoke Public Library hosted its third annual Cat Cafe event Feb. 13. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Guests of the Cat Cafe were provided a number of toys, cat trees and other fun objects to explore. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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"We're hoping a lot of these cats find homes. The cafe helps them get acclimated to different people," said Ross Scoggins, the children's librarian at Roanoke Public Library. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A pair of cats explore the Roanoke Public Library during the third annual Cat Cafe event. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Classy Cats volunteers were accompanied by cats of all different types and colors. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Roanoke Public Library hosted its third annual Cat Cafe event Feb. 13. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Roanoke Public Library hosted its third annual Cat Cafe event Feb. 13. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Roanoke Public Library hosted more than a dozen feline friends for its third annual Cat Cafe event Feb. 13. The event was sponsored by the nonprofit adoption organization Classy Cats.
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By Ian Pribanic

Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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