First, an announcement: Book 25, CATalyst for Clues, is available for your reading pleasure here: https://www.amazon.com/CATalyst-Clues-Klepto-Mystery-Book-ebook/dp/B076294TR8/ref=sr_1_20?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1506946619&sr=1-20&keywords=klepto+cat+mysteries Watch for the audio version due out around November 1st.
Friday, I shared a story about how a cat rescued a failing train in Japan. Today, we bring you another story out of Japan—one featuring cats on trains. Evidently a civic organization concerned about the growing number of kittens ending up in kill shelters collaborated with a train line out of Tokyo to bring awareness to the kittens’ plight. For one day last month, 30 kittens—all scheduled to be euthanized—were brought aboard the first Kitten Café Sanctuary train and were allowed to mingle and play with passengers.
Passengers were offered free food and a bathroom stop during the two-hour ride, but no one took advantage of these features. They all just wanted to enjoy the kittens. Here are some adorable photos of this unusual event. I couldn’t find out how successful this event was—if anyone adopted kittens—but, as you can see, the kittens sure brought smiles to the passengers’ faces. http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/cat-train-japan