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Feline forays: The Cat Cafe was the second cat cafe that opened here. Owners Jefferson Soh and his wife Candice Neo both gave up full-time jobs to run the business. The Company of Cats' Tay Shuyun says that her cafe was born simply out of her love of animals. (Above) Neko no Niwa was the first such cafe here. It was opened in December last year by Ms Tan Sue Lynn, who modelled her cafe after the ones in Japan. -- PHOTOS: THE CAT CAFE, THE COMPANY OF CATS, NEKO NO NIWA

Cat cafes serve a fresh brew

More mid-career professionals are ditching their day jobs to jive with java and furry companions, reports RACHEL LOI
Aug 29, 2014 6:00 AM

MID-CAREER blues. The lure of self-employment and a social conscience. Cats. Add them together and you have a potent combination that is fuelling one of the quirkiest lifestyle trends in Singapore today - the proliferation of pet cafes. As trends go, this is not unique to Singapore. Pet cafes -