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5 a-mews-ing Austin businesses inhabited by cats

Got kitty fever? Here’s where you can find feline friends in Austin’s business scene.

a tuxedo cat with green eyes sits inside a box looking at the camera

Louis can be found behind the counter or perusing the inventory at Wild About Music — he even has his own merchandise.

Photo via Wild About Music

Austin might be a city full of dog lovers, but it’s also a haven for feline fanatics.

Cats have also infiltrated several of our most-loved local businesses. Here’s where you can find some feline friends working around the clock to make your day.

Wild About Music, 615 Congress Ave. | Louis, a tuxedo cat, has been the music store’s “su-purr-visor” for five years. The South Congress gem has had store cats since 2008 and sells more than instruments: you can shop Louis’ picks on its website.

black cat in a workshop stands on white table covered in earrings

No time for cat naps over here — Baloo at Vinca USA helps fill orders.

Photo via Vinca USA

Vinca USA, 1800 E. 4th St., Ste. #173 | Behind one of Austin’s most creative accessory shops is not only a local jewelry designer, but also a hard-working kitty named Baloo, who can often be seen sunning.

gray cat lays on a table at an outdoor patio bar with trees and rustic decor

Radius is one of the four cats who live at The Butterfly Bar at the VORTEX.

Photo provided by The Butterfly Bar at the VORTEX

The Butterfly Bar at The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd. | Elmire, Smokey, Radius, and the newest resident, Pippin, rule the bar’s outdoor patio and garden.

A calico kitten with a pink collar sleeping.

Juliet the kitten was glued to City Editor Figi’s lap for hours.

Photo by ATXtoday

Purrfecto Cat Lounge, 2300 S. Lamar Blvd., Unit #104 | This local business is dedicated to helping ATX kitties find their furever home. Book a CATX-perience, grab a drink at the adjoining Dear Austin Coffee, and let the cats come to you.

Jester King Brewing, 13187 Fitzhugh Rd. | Goats aren’t the only cute critters at this watering hole. Smokey is its bar and barn cat, and if you visit the brewery, you may see signs warning against giving him pets. He’s still really nice to look at.

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