Railway Operator Invited 30 Stray Cats Onboard to Help Them Find Homes

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Many cats and kittens got to play and cuddle with passengers on a local train in Osaka, Gifu prefecture, which is about 200 miles west of Tokyo, Japan.

All these kitties were former strays rescued from an uncertain fate.

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Japanese Operator Yoro Railway joined venture with Kitten Cafe Sanctuary, an animal rescue group, for a good cause.

All the kitties on the train had been rescued from euthanasia. The organizers hoped that the kitty train would help raise awareness for stray cats in Japan and encourage adoptions.

Besides playing with kittens, passengers on the Cat Cafe Train were given various lunch boxes and sweets.

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The Cat Cafe train ran between Gifu's Ogaki and Ikeno Stations.

The event was set to be on September 10 but given Japan's love of cute animals and rail travel, it was no surprise that all the seats were booked in less than a day.

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"I think it's great that more people are aware about stray cats through events like this," one passenger said.

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Animal lovers in Japan hope through events like this all stray cats and dogs will be given a better chance at a loving home.

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Japanese train operator invited these stray cats onboard and helped them find homes.

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