a small kitten sitting in a pink chair
The Cat Cafe is located at the Upper Keys Humane Society in Key Largo. CONTRIBUTED

Hi friends! Reef the fox here with your weekly “Reef’s Report.” Well, I can’t believe it is this time of year again already, but here we are. It’s award season in the Florida Keys.

It has come to be my favorite time of year for obvious reasons; back-to-back “Best Local Celebrity” in the Upper Keys winner right here. On May 30, people began nominating all their Key West favorites for the 2024 Bubba Awards. Who makes the top three is entirely up to you. From there, people will vote for their favorites in each category to win the Bubba Award for that category. I am already working on my campaign videos, and I know my mom is working hard for us to win best non-profit in the Upper Keys this year.

Kai visits the birds

Our little ambassador, Kai, made a special appearance last week at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center in Tavernier for a screech owl release. Now, I know what you may be thinking; foxes and birds don’t mix. You would be absolutely correct. However, Kai couldn’t care less about moving objects. He is timid and unbothered by such things, which is another reason he was chosen as our public education ambassador. The kids at the event had a fun time petting him and learning all about foxes.

Cat cafe in Key Largo

Did you know that we have a cat cafe in Key Largo? The Upper Keys Humane Society, located at 101617 Overseas Highway, now has an adorable cat cafe in the front room where you can go play with adoptable cats and kittens. The cafe is open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 1 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. There is a room just for kittens, cat-themed gifts for sale, a cat library and coffee, tea or water available for a donation. Definitely go check it out and support the only no-kill shelter in the Florida Keys. 

Coral craze

On Saturday, June 8, Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) will be hosting Coralpalooza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5 Seagate Blvd. in Key Largo.

Activities include an interactive coral slime workshop where attendees can dive into the fun with gooey, educational slime-making activity. A hands-on reef outplanting demonstration gives people outplanting techniques, while a virtual reality dive will provide some underwater exploration without getting wet.

Coralpalooza attendees can also create a charm bracelet, design a coral reef with art supplies and engage with multiple interactive stations. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, create and help the oceans. 

Anywho, that’s all for this week. Don’t forget to visit to keep up with all things fox by heading to the socials links.

Until next time, Reef, over and out!

Reef the Fox
Reef was born on a fur farm on or around March 28, 2021. He was able to be rescued when his mother and siblings started to reject him. Reef is missing toes on his front, right paw and the tip of his tail is missing due to injuries sustained in his short time on the fur farm. Reef arrived at Key Largo on May 6, 2021 by Nicole Navarro, of Pawsitive Beginnings Inc.