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Here's A Map Of All The Cats Near You

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Fuck the Hollywood Star Map; this is a million times more important. There is now a map to every tagged cat photo in Los Angeles. The map comes courtesy of the website 'I Know Where Your Cat Lives.' The site reveals that California is the U.S. state with the most cats, and that Los Angeles has the second most cats of any city, Curbed LA reports. San Diego has the most cats, and this data is based on images of cats posted on photo-sharing sites and apps that have allow geotagging.

The resulting Google map enables the user to stalk their favorites kitties right down their kitty neighborhoods. Some neighborhoods are more saturated with cats than others: West Hollywood, Ladera Heights, Inglewood and Hollywood are especially bountiful in feline friends. You can also also scope cats in other parts of the world.

Some cat-veats:

Some people like to tag things with #kittens that are not pictures of kittens, so you can't guarantee you won't zoom in on the Starbucks cup of someone named "Kitty." False tagging should be a misdemeanor, at least.

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I also spent an undisclosed amount of time enhancing the map detective-style looking for a photo I had tagged #kitten to see if it would show up on the map. It did not. (This kitten, by the way, was being sheltered at Kitten Rescue in Atwater Village. You can sign up to volunteer there and play with cats all day, too.) What this ultimately means is that you are probably surrounded by even more tagged and untagged cats than you could ever imagine.