Japan's 'Cat Island' Survived Quake

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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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Ah well I'm not a great cat lover but its good news for a change....


The small island in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, is home to at least 100, mostly elderly, people and many more cats, which are valued for their beauty, companionship, and ability to keep the rodent population down in this fishing area. A shrine dedicated to cats exists in the middle of the island -- a favorite of tourists and feline lovers worldwide
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I know its not much to cheer about but Tashirojima is on the East coast and very close to the devastation, I'm hoping we'll get some more 'good news' reported soon


Location on the map with the EQ and Nuclear Power plant for reference.

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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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Thanks so much for posting that. The scale of the disaster is just so hard to get my head around that - as a cat lover - this is the first thing to actually have an emotional impact on me. I hope that doesn't make me come across as a bad or uncaring person



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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That is neat. I want to visit cat island
As was reading it my daughter asked if dogs are allowed there,lol

100 cats with nine lives. They shall survive


Never heard of the place before.
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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 03:20 PM
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I have never heard of that place either. Thank you for the post OP.

That cat picture is very cool! I have a huge white cat with blue eyes that looks just like that picture, but my kitty has long hair. The orange markings are the same as well.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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I'm more of an animal enthusiast than specific animal lover (dogs, horses and British wildlife get and extra thumbs up though). My mum used to run a cat protection shelter when I was growing up so I got a bit overdosed on them


I've been so distraught by the whole Japan tragedy that I didn't think it would hurt to trawl for some good news from the animal front



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by amatrine
That is neat. I want to visit cat island
As was reading it my daughter asked if dogs are allowed there,lol


lol I'm sure small rodents and birds are quite welcome even if dogs aren't



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 03:25 PM
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Even though I am 100% a dog person... I'm still glad the cats are doing a-okay.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 03:26 PM
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Thats amazing, thank you for sharing it. Actually bought a tear to my eye. So sad that everywhere else got hit so bad


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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 03:56 PM
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I wish there were subtitles with that
The old lady reminds me of two old ladies I knew in Cornwall when I was younger, they were 'sisters' with dozens of cats, their house was 'interesting' to say the least.

I haven't been able to find a decent video of 'cat island' yet.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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sounds like cat heaven.
can I go there to. when I die?



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 04:33 PM
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This has to be the most beautiful cat I've ever seen! Wow!





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