Ann Arbor, MI (December 7, 2021) — With so much anxiety and sadness in the air, particularly for high schoolers, Humane Society of Huron Valley’s Cat Café is offering free kitty comfort for teens.

The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center (TLC) is free to high school students this Wednesday, December 8 through Sunday, December 12; they’ll be welcomed by the dozen or so joyful kittens in the café.

“Cats are therapeutic,” says Karen Patterson, VP of Humane Education and Volunteering at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) which operates the cat café. “Studies show that cats’ purring helps lower our stress and blood pressure, and literally help us heal.”

“And the kittens’ zest for life and ‘live-in-the-moment’ mentality can help get our mind off things,” says Allison Manz, manager at TLC. “I’ve witnessed it countless times; people come in to the café in one mood, and leave in a much better one. You can’t help but smile with kittens around.”

And though there’s no obligation to adopt, that option is open to families wanting in-home comfort, too.

The Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center cat café is at 5245 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, open Wednesday – Saturday noon-7 p.m., and Sunday noon-5 p.m. High school visitors this week will receive free admission, as space allows. Students can make reservations online at using the code HIGHSCHOOL.