Japan’s Cat Island tweets a plea for cat food, gets so much they can barely store it all

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RocketNews 24 (by Preston Phro):

Cat caretaker asks for cat food on Twitter, gets way more than she bargained for!

Aoshima, also known as Cat Island, is probably Japan’s most famous tiny, remote island, thanks to all the media attention it’s gotten over the years. Of course, when your island has way, way, way more cats than humans, it’s hardly a surprise the Internet would fall in love with it!

 

But it’s still a remote island, approximately 13.5 kilometers (around 8.4 miles) away from Nagahama Bay, without much in the way of stores. There aren’t even any vending machines! All of this can present a problem when it comes to feeding the adorable felines. So, one caretaker, seeing that they were running low on supplies, decided to turn to Twitter for help.

The way this story turns out probably won’t surprise you, but we bet it will warm your heart!

“Please send cat food to Aoshima.
We are steadily running out of food.
Naoko Kamimoto
Aoshima Cat Protection Society
52 Aoshima, Nagahama-cho, Ozu-shi, Ehime Prefecture
In case you need our phone number, please contact us individually.”

“Please understand our current situation.
There are no stores to buy food here on Aoshima. There aren’t any vending machines either.
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.”

“Today, I am heading to Aoshima.
Over 40 packages are to be delivered.
Thank you so very much, everyone, for sending us supplies.”

“Thank you for all the supplies.
We can’t get any more cat food in the storage area, so we put it in the waiting room.
With things the way they are now, we have enough food to last until the end of March, so please don’t send any more for now.
Thank you very much.”

“Please stop sending supplies (cat food) to Aoshima.
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.
Wow, the cats of Aoshima are incredibly popular!”

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