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Tourists Greeted by 1,000 of Cats on Cat Island

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Need more cats in your life but concerned about being one of those “Crazy Cat Ladies/Men”? Tashirojima in Ishinomaki may be the place for you.

On a small island called Tashirojima in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan, 100 cats live with 15 retired people caring for them.They rule the remote island of Aoshima in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village they’ve overrun” stated cbsnews.com.

“In the days of World War II the island was a place for people who ran away from the horrors of the war those came to the island with their pets and made their home” stated interesting things.info.com.

“Cat Island had 655 people in the 1960s, though – lots of them abandoned the island for work in other cities. They abandoned their house and their cats, so a lot of the domesticated cats was left in the abandoned houses and street” added interesting things.info.com. This is one out of eleven islands the cats rome on.

Cats outnumber the humans on the islands and recently the location has become popular online, to tourist, and became overwhelming to permanent residents.

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