Monday, March 14, 2011

Cat Island (Tashirojima) Japan

We knew nothing of Cat Island Japan, until the tsunami hit. Of course, us kittehs and the mom went and searched the interwebs high and low (just like many others) to see if any news had of the fate of this tiny fishing island, located near the epicenter. While there is no official news, there has been buzz from other places - which gives us hope! We is sendin off lots of hard purrs to Bast fer dem furries and non furries in Japan.

Each video is apx 10 minutes long, but it shows you some great insight to the Island.



Part 2



A lot of speculation as to the fate of Cat Island, is buzzing around everywhere. World Vets are getting veterinary supplies and a first responder team ready to deploy to Japan. You can find World Vets on Facebook as well.

From a commenter on The Conscious Cat:

"I have a friend in Japan who managed to get in touch with people who knew about Tashirojima – people and cats are said to be okay, but there was a lot of building damage and they need bare necessities for humans and cat food… The Japanese organizations said they couldn’t help at the moment (my friend was very frustrated) and he’s checking for some other foreign organisations which maybe could help. He also found out that a Japanese defence forces’ helicopter landed there this afternoon. So that’s hopeful. Lots of volunteers are going to be needed there to help rebuild the island."

UPDATE:
Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (via facebook)
Just to give everyone an update on Tashirojima, the cat island. The people and cats are safe but short of food. A volunteer looked into transporting food by boat, but the is too much debris in the water. A helicopter is the only way. The army will probably get a helicopter ready soon so we are looking into the possibility of asking them to take cat food too.
This picture is via Pet Captain - A photo that was taken by NASA on March 12th shows Cat Island above water level. (The red arrow is pointing to Cat Island)

19 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

It is good to know that they appear to be OK., Hopefully we will see more about them soon

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are glad they appear to be okay. Sparkle has some information on her blog and the Pouponette came by to comment on what they have heard from their sources.

Wally Ernie Zoey said...

We're glad to hear that most everyone on Cat Island is okay even though they need lots of help.

Marg said...

Gosh that is great news. Thanks for letting us know. We sure hope they are all alright, cats and humans.

Kat's Kats said...

Thanks!! I found some more info myself which goes along with what you have here. Could you post that in the cat blogosphere comments so that KC or someone can put it up for everyone else to see?? We're all purring & praying for them!!!

ABBY said...

We are purrin so hard for all of those humans and fuzzy affected by those tragic events in Japan.

purrin
xoxox

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We did not know about this island either. WE are sending our purrs.
Purrs Georgia & Tillie

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

We are purring our best fer all of them...

michico*Adan said...

They are fine only the island is lower than normal about 30cm.
But all of them are good and didn't attack by tsunami.

It's really miracle,
because they are very very close to the quake center, but they are alright so far.

Noll's Nip said...

We will keep them in our prayers.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Hi. Thanks for the Tashiro Island blog link. It does't say anything about the cats but several other blogs mention that both people and cats are safe. Thank goodness for that!

Purrs,
The Chans

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for the update, and the link. We will definitely keep purring and praying for the cats and people of Tashirojima.

ML said...

Excellent reepurrt... plus finding the blogger from Cat Island.
Great work.
Love & Purrs,
KC

MoMo said...

We are purring and praying for humans and furries. Hope the helicopter would take some kitty food to the island.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are purring for ALL on Cat Island. Thanks for the update.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Thank you so much for this amazing information....it is a cat paradise for sure and I thank God it is spared and safe...we think about you often and thank you for your friendship and visits to our bloggy...much love left here for you in return....Misses Peach

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so pleased that everycat and person on Cat Island survived. Hopefully a helicopter can take more food for the people and the cats soon.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are sending lots of purrs to them and have our paws crossed they get the food they need.

Everycat said...

This is very good news, thank you for updating us all about it. I hope that a helicopter can be organised soon!

Whicky