Jenny is a cat advocate artist, mom and can generally be found chasing her next dream. She was that quirky little girl begging for the unwanted animals at the pet store as wee, stopping traffic to help armadillo (TX days) cross the road as a teen or scooping up any lost animal as an adult. Saving lives is in her DNA. She's a lady with a mission to do good in the world and trying to do her part to keep any animal from being euthanized.
She started working in official capacity by volunteering with ALIVE Rescue but has moved on to start her own place to save cats. She started off with bottle babies and rogue rescuing. After fostering cats and bottle babies she needed to do more, she needed to bring a cat café to Chicago. She had to do her best to save cats from the streets, get them out of shelters where they can be in danger of euthanasia, foster them in the most loving way she could in the cat lounge and make way for them to find their furrever home.
Jenny discovers cat cafe's
Upon a trip to Edinburgh last November she walked past a little place with kitties playing with people, looking out the window wantonly and another snuggled up sleeping away, people inside playing with other cats and HAD TO KNOW what this place is. Turns out it was a cat cafe, Maisson de Moggy! After a few weeks she realized she couldn’t get this idea out of her head and took a dive into all things cat cafe'ish.
To learn more, she traveled to a cat cafe in Manhattan, Brooklyn, another in Columbus, OH and attended Cat Camp NYC. She realized she had to do this. Who doesn’t want to SAVE LIVES while doing yoga with cats, study in their company, watch movies while they are around or just simply come in and play with or comfort them!? This place HAD TO HAPPEN.
Jenny creates The Windy Kitty
Jenny lived and breathed cat cafe research with her invaluable partners David Rotter Lindsey and Levi Kane and Olivia Tiner until it was reality. She opened her doors on December 18, 2017. Though two cat cafes, first Purrfect Roast, then The Catcade, came along before TWK, she strives to make The Windy Kitty stand out a a place that is what one thinks of when they think of a traditional cat café. No gimmicks, no frills, just a lot of cats in a place with all the ingredients one needs to relax. Jenny insists this be a place that all feel they belong and feel like they are in a second home, it was after all built off of public support and contributions. She can't wait to meet you at the happiest place in Chicago!