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Japan’s Cat Island Asks Internet For Food, Gets More Than They Can Store
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Japan’s Cat Island Asks Internet For Food, Gets More Than They Can Store

Aoshima, also known as Cat Island, is a tiny remote island in the Ehime Prefecture of southern Japan where cats outnumber humans 6 to 1. So you can imagine the horror these people felt when recently the food supply service was put on hold due to bad weather conditions. To prevent the feline-uprising, the residents turned to the Internet.

“Please send cat food to Aoshima,” said the Tweet of a cat caretaker. “There are no stores to buy food here on Aoshima. The people here acquire their necessities by taking a boat to the mainland. However, it’s extremely windy in winter, and boat service is often suspended.”

A few days later, the island was overwhelmed with donations. “Please stop sending supplies (cat food) to Aoshima,” said the following Tweet. “We got far more than we ever expected, and there’s no more storage room. We’ll be fine until April. Thank you all very much.” Internet, we salute you.

More info: Twitter (h/t: rocketnews)

In this Cat Island in Japan, cats outnumber humans 6 to 1

So you can imagine the horror these people felt when recently the food supply service was put on hold

To prevent the feline-uprising, the residents turned to the Internet

“Please send cat food to Aoshima,” said the Tweet of a cat caretaker

“There are no stores to buy food here on Aoshima. The people here acquire their necessities by taking a boat to the mainland”

“However, it’s extremely windy in winter, and boat service is often suspended”

A few days later, the island was overwhelmed with donations

“Please stop sending supplies (cat food) to Aoshima,” said the following Tweet. “We got far more than we ever expected”

“There’s no more storage room. We’ll be fine until April. Thank you all very much”

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FlaviaFurtos
Community Member
6 years ago

Wish this would happen for shelters...

MelissaGeddes
Community Member
6 years ago

Me too, small shelters like mine are lucky if we get any kind of donations at all.

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TediHepper
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6 years ago

I think we should send money for a veterinarian to go to the island and fix the cats. With up to 4 litters per year there is going to be a tipping point where they will start killing them if they don't nip it....so to speak. Does anyone know if they spay/neuter?

JessicaStewart
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6 years ago

They do not.

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RyanKog
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6 years ago

Wow, this is how to put the power of Internet to good use. Sorry for my bad English :)

JeannieCarle
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6 years ago

Nothing wrong with your English :-)

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FlaviaFurtos
Community Member
6 years ago

Wish this would happen for shelters...

MelissaGeddes
Community Member
6 years ago

Me too, small shelters like mine are lucky if we get any kind of donations at all.

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TediHepper
Community Member
6 years ago

I think we should send money for a veterinarian to go to the island and fix the cats. With up to 4 litters per year there is going to be a tipping point where they will start killing them if they don't nip it....so to speak. Does anyone know if they spay/neuter?

JessicaStewart
Community Member
6 years ago

They do not.

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RyanKog
Community Member
6 years ago

Wow, this is how to put the power of Internet to good use. Sorry for my bad English :)

JeannieCarle
Community Member
6 years ago

Nothing wrong with your English :-)

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