A cat café is coming soon to Mar Mikhael! The café will look like a typical coffee shop except that there will be cats walking around! The furry pets will be available for adoption! The customers will be able to hang out with the cats, pet them, and play with them.
Cats have been domesticated for 10,000 years in the Middle East in the Fertile Crescent around the time of the development of agriculture. In ancient Egypt, cats were sacred animals. Bast was the goddess of protection and cats. Killing a cat was absolutely forbidden.
Angela Attarian, a resident of Beirut, is a famous cat lover. “They laugh at me because I feed the cats. People like to make other people suffer. Animals, they don’t do that,” she said.