Cat Island, or Aoshima as it is officially known, is a small and remote island located in the southern Japanese province of Ehime. This island is famously known for its overwhelming cat population, as there are six cats for every human. However, due to bad weather conditions, the food supply service on the island was temporarily halted. To prevent the cats from going hungry, the residents took to the internet to ask for help. A cat caretaker tweeted, requesting cat food donations, and explained that there are no stores on the island to buy supplies. Furthermore, the only way to acquire necessities is by taking a boat to the mainland, but this is not always possible during the windy winter season. Much to everyone’s surprise, donations flooded in within days. The caretakers then tweeted another message to request people to stop sending supplies as they had far exceeded their expectations and had run out of storage space. They expressed their gratitude for the overwhelming response and said that they would have enough supplies to last them until April. It’s amazing how the power of social media can be harnessed to help others in need. It’s heartening to know that the cats on Aoshima will be well-fed and taken care of.
You can just picture the sheer panic that these individuals experienced when the delivery of their meals suddenly came to a halt.
To prevent the felines on the island from going hungry, the locals opted to reach out to the online community for assistance.
A cat caregiver requested cat food to be sent to Aoshima through their tweet.
On Aoshima, there aren’t any stores where you can purchase food. Instead, the locals have to travel by boat to the mainland to obtain their essentials.
Nonetheless, the winter season is characterized by strong winds, which frequently result in the suspension of boat services.
In a matter of days, the island was flooded with an abundance of donations.
According to a recent tweet, the sender has requested that individuals stop sending cat food supplies to Aoshima as they have received an overwhelming amount of donations.
“Our storage space has been completely filled up. We should be good till April, though. I appreciate all the help.”