Our Team

Who are we? How'd we make this reality?

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Who Are We?

We are a company run by women with one main thing in common: our love for cats

We take cats that were given a second chance and house them in a cafe setting where they learn social skills that help them get adopted! Cats at our cafe learn to be around each other, humans, and kids -- so they will be ready for any new, home environment that comes their way!

Ryan 
Shea
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Owner

Ryan 
Shea

Owner

"There's nothing better than spending every day making a difference in the amount of cats that have been abandoned or on the street. Every cat deserves a good life and feel love."

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Ryan is the owner and founder of The Shabby Tabby, brainstorming the idea after the loss of her own cat in 2017. After visiting shelters in a search for another furbaby for herself, she realized there is a high demand for more space to house the cats that are in these shelters. By running a cat cafe, she is able to create a relaxing, enjoyable environment for customers and cats alike. 

Melanie has been by Ryan's side since the very beginning when the cafe first opened in 2018. A lover of cats herself, she saw all the good that a cafe would bring to the community and couldn't resist an opportunity to help wherever she could. She's seen the transformations of so many cats and looks forward to savings thousands more!

Melanie
Wildfeuer
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Manager

"Everyday we see cats that have been abused, broken and fragile. Watching them transform into the most loving babies is a blessing and I wouldn't change it for the world."

Leigha 
Knepper
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Content Creator

"Being able to give cats a second chance at a good life is the most rewarding job I've ever done."

Leigha is the newest addition to the Shabby Tabby Team and has been a dedicated follower of the company since she discovered it in 2019! She even adopted her two furbabies from the cafe and is eternally grateful for the two additions that the cafe brought to her family. Having the opportunity to match other cats with their forever homes is a dream come true.