Caretaker of Japan’s Cat Island Is Overwhelmed With Donations After Tweeting a Plea for Cat Food

On February 20th, the caretaker of the very many cats of Aoshima Cat Island put out a desperate plea for much needed cat food as the ships supplying the island were often canceled due to cold winter weather. Within 3 days, that very same caretaker put out a grateful but desperate plea for people to stop sending food because they had run out of storage space. Yay humans!

“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.”

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!”

translation via RocketNews24

via Hamosuko, RocketNews24