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Cats rescued from remote island off the coast of Canada

For anyone who's been keeping abreast of the latest drama in the Canadian cat world, there's just been a good news development in the case of the colonies of cats that were left abandoned on a remote island off the coast of Newfoundland.

The feral felines, whose human neighbours mostly relocated off of the Little Bay Islands earlier this year, were at risk of being left alone to likely starve to death as basic services and ferries to the island are cancelled at the end of this month.

After the province made plans to trap and if necessary euthanize the wild kitties — which it said would be likely given that "feral cats are poor candidates for successful adoption" — concerned citizens and cat lovers from Newfoundland and Nova Scotia banded together to save them.

A crowdfunding campaign raised just shy of $20,000 in a matter of days for the mission, which was successfully completed last night.

Rescuers have noted that the 42 cats are "super polite," "curious" and "obviously used to people," so volunteers are optimistic that the critters will all find homes after they're spayed and neutered.

Lead photo by

Spay Day Nova Scotia

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