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via nikki-meow  A tired but determined-looking cat struggles to survive in Japan. -A.P.
UDPATE 3/16, 12:15 pm: This photo is a screen grab from a Japanese TV show called “Wake Up,” showing a white and grey cat clinging to a tuft of grass just above a water line.
We reblogged the photo from another Tumblr, believing it to be a scene resulting from last week’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
Among so many dramatic images coming from Japan, something in the cat’s expression and predicament seemed to go to the heart of people watching the devastation there. Many people contacted us to find out if that cat was safe. So we started checking.
What we’ve found is that while the photo was taken in the disaster zone in Japan, the date on the photo reveals that it was taken on the 9th of an unidentified month. If the date is correct, it may mean that the photo was actually taken before last week’s earthquake. We have been unable to confirm the exact date that the photo was taken.
However, a contact in Japan was able to turn up a web report about the image that said the cat had been rescued by a city employee and is in safe protective custody.

via nikki-meow  A tired but determined-looking cat struggles to survive in Japan. -A.P.

UDPATE 3/16, 12:15 pm: This photo is a screen grab from a Japanese TV show called “Wake Up,” showing a white and grey cat clinging to a tuft of grass just above a water line.

We reblogged the photo from another Tumblr, believing it to be a scene resulting from last week’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

Among so many dramatic images coming from Japan, something in the cat’s expression and predicament seemed to go to the heart of people watching the devastation there. Many people contacted us to find out if that cat was safe. So we started checking.

What we’ve found is that while the photo was taken in the disaster zone in Japan, the date on the photo reveals that it was taken on the 9th of an unidentified month. If the date is correct, it may mean that the photo was actually taken before last week’s earthquake. We have been unable to confirm the exact date that the photo was taken.

However, a contact in Japan was able to turn up a web report about the image that said the cat had been rescued by a city employee and is in safe protective custody.

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