There’s a famous island off the coast of Japan called Aoshima, but because it’s overrun with hundreds of cats, it’s more often referred to as Cat Island. Although there are only nine full-time residents on the island, there are hundreds of cats.

Despite the attraction as a tourist destination, residents of the island decided they couldn’t care for so many cats. To keep them from breeding, they’ve been working to spay and neuter the cats to keep the population from growing. Fortunately, that means if you plan to visit Cat Island, you’ll still be able to visit cats everywhere you look.

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