Above is the beautiful island of Aitutaki, surrounded by it’s 19 sq miles of lagoon and islets (called motu). It has been rated as the “most beautiful lagoon in the world” by Lonely Planet. Beautiful, remote, peaceful with extraordinarily friendly and sweet people.
And cats. Heaps of cats. There are no natural predators for the cats of Aitutaki, and no consistent veterinary care so after at least a century of multiplying, there is a bit of an over population problem.
Aitutaki Community Cat Program has successfully treated, spayed, or neutered over 328 cats in three veterinary trips since Feb 2018.