This handout picture taken November 7, 2015 shows cats gathering on Aoshima island, also known as Cat Island, in Ehime prefecture. AFP PHOTO / KAZUYUKI ONO
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Japan's cat island finds purr-fect solution to food crisisAn army of cats ruling a remote Japanese island are licking their whiskers after a plea for food aid triggered a flood of donations from across the country.More than 140 cats occupy the tiny island of Aoshima in southern Japan – outnumbering humans by eight to one – but when the feral felines recently ran out of cat food, a cry for help led to an extraordinary response.Fittingly, hundreds of boxes of cat food arrived at Aoshima dock, a 30-minute boat ride from the mainland, in time for Feb. 22 – officially Cat Day in Japan.
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