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This entire island is completely populated by cats

It's a cat lady's dream! An entire island of fluffy, meowing, purr machines as far as the eye can see. Tashirojima is an amazing Japanese island, nicknamed Cat Island, and is home to 100 human inhabitant caretakers, and more than four times that in feline population.

The thriving stray cat community is partly due to the neighborly human slaves keepers, who feed and care for the clowder of furballs, as they believe the cats bring luck and fortune. The island even has a 'Neko-Jinja', a cat shrine dedicated entirely to the whiskered hoard.

The only rule on the island is there are absolutely no dogs allowed, not even just to visit, and for obvious reasons, this rule keeps the island kitties happy.

This entire island is completely populated by cats

This entire island is completely populated by cats

This entire island is completely populated by cats

This entire island is completely populated by cats

This entire island is completely populated by cats

This entire island is completely populated by cats
 


Photos: http://www.lostateminor.com/2013/12/06/tashirojima-japan-aka-cat-island/

Looking for more places to satisfy your inner cat lady? How about visiting the Cat Town Cafe

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javed.basheer javed.basheer
wish to visit this place someday..
over 2 years ago This entire island is completely populated by cats
sgallup1 sgallup1
oh that is my world. if i ever win the lottery i am going there for sure. I bet they get lots of fish, cooked and raw. lots of food. God bless these people. i pray there is a vet there helping so they stop having babies
over 2 years ago This entire island is completely populated by cats
jaysonld jaysonld
How exactly do they survive? I can't imagine much a rodent population surviving 400 cats for long. They are eating something bc they look healthy. Seems a bit cruel at from what we see here. If domesticated then how are they all cared for? From the pics they don't appear to be feral. Hopefully they are controlling the population?
about 3 years ago This entire island is completely populated by cats
rtargett1 rtargett1
wont go there myself, but im sure if i send my cat there she'd love all the pussy she gets on vacation
about 3 years ago This entire island is completely populated by cats
kathleen.b.drummond kathleen.b.drummond
There has to be some sort of population control to keep diseases down. I can just imagin the cat fights that must occur between the male cats. Otherwise, it seems like a cat heaven.
about 3 years ago This entire island is completely populated by cats
eric.follett.37 eric.follett.37
...weird
about 3 years ago This entire island is completely populated by cats
ElsaMia2 ElsaMia2
do they desex any of them or just let them keep populating the island? How is disease given there are so many cats - they look ok from the pics. Is there a local cat vet? I love cats - if I ever go to Japan I'll be sure to visit!
about 3 years ago This entire island is completely populated by cats
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