About Us

Welcome to Wellington’s first Cat Cafe – Neko Ngeru!   “Neko” means cat in Japanese and “Ngeru” also means cat in Maori so our name is translated as “Cat Cat” Cat Cafe!

Ken and Richelle met in the same school in Osaka, Japan, which is Ken’s home town. (Richelle is from San Diego, CA)  At the time Ken had two rescued cats (Mi Two and Madara) and Richelle decided to adopt another one (Mao, he was one day away from being euthanized) after they got married. They took their three cats to every country they lived, Kuwait, the US, Mexico and China. They not only bought their own cats but also rescued, fostered and found homes for many others in the countries they lived. In Shanghai. Ken joined the animal rescue group, Bow Meow Shanghai, and attended many adoption events, organised two of his own adoption events at the school where he worked, and found homes for many rescued cats and dogs.

Faced with the need to stop teaching PE due to physical limitations, Ken hit upon the idea of opening a cat cafe in New Zealand. While in Shanghai working with rescue groups, it became clear that the main difficulty in getting animals adopted was giving people chances to get to know them. A cat adoption cafe seemed a perfect way for people to meet a cat in a homey setting to see if it is the one to bring home.

After a successful crowdfunding campaign and miraculously opening on time, Ken and Richelle are finding out what it means to have a dream come true. Now, most of the adoptable cats have prospective families lined up waiting for their cat to become available as new cats come in to replace them. You can help by visiting the cafe and telling your friends about Neko Ngeru.

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Pan is giving you all hugs. #catselfie #catsofinstagram #cat #cathug #sleepykitty #nekongeru #blackcatsofinstagram #blackcat #blackcatsrule #adoptdontshop ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi there! It’s official! I’m not Montana any more. Now my name is Luna and I love my new home and my people! I’m thankful for the help I got from @feralnationnz and @nekongeru I hope lots of people will keep on helping them help us cats! #adoptdontshop #foreverhome #fureverhome #toungeouttuesday #catcafe #nekongeru #cat #catsofinstagram #tuxedocat ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi I'm Tiger Lily! If it's me, I'd love to have a box or a bag as a present/gift so that I can destroy it! 😹 But I know you humans are weird so I prepared something different for you. These are the prizes for the winner of my photo contest! One adult enter voucher and one hot drink voucher from us. Cat theme party set from Build-a-Birthday and The Celebrations Collective NZ. We are supporting each other among Jackson Street businesses so please go to their page and like them! And we also have a box of BRAVECTO, 3 months flea treatment for the prize. We appreciate their continuous support too! We all use BRAVECTO in the cafe.😸
Please go to our previous post and click on your favorite to get to the original and vote for it by liking, commenting and sharing it before Saturday the 29th of February. 😸
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Our Company

Neko Ngeru is a Cait Sith Company.

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