Success Story: Lime

The Japan Times and Tokyo ARK have given Angels with Fur kind permission to reprint notices regarding pet adoptions (see: potential pets who have been featured on the Angels with Fur site). In addition to requests for adoption, they also publish success stories about pets who find new homes. Here is the latest success story.

Lime, a wire-haired dachsund, was initially featured on March 3. It was to prove to be her lucky day, the day Jean Kawabe returned to Japan from the U.S. Staying at a Tokyo hotel, she picked up the paper. ‘‘There was something in her eyes,’’ Kawabe says of Lime. The Fukuoka resident called immediately to inquire about Lime, went to her foster home the next day and the adoption was settled. Lime is now happily ensconced in her new home, where she enjoys walks in the huge yard and basks in the luxury of baths. Lime has many friends, including Kawabe’s other dog and the housekeeper, with whom she has fallen in love. Unfortunately, Lime was not in the best of health. She had been forced by the breeder to produce continuous litters of puppies. Her heart was weakened and she had arthritis and other health concerns. Thanks to Kawabe, however, who is also president of the Ohori Lions Club and the Fukuoka chapter of Ikebana International, Lime has receieved the best possible care and her vet says she will live to a ripe old age. From The Japan Times and ARK, may we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Jean Kawabe. Thank you so much for taking dear Lime into your loving home.

(Photo by Minako Sasaki)

Interested in Adopting a Pet?

Please email ARK at tokyoark[at] or call 080-6146-3889 (English) or 080-6517-8913 (Japanese). Tokyo ARK is a nonprofit organization founded by Brit Elizabeth Oliver. It is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming abandoned animals. All animals are vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped. Prospective new owners undergo a screening process.

The Japan Times supports stray and abandoned animals by editing and printing this photo box every Saturday in the Weekend/People section of the paper.

See also: Other potential pets who have been featured on the Angels with Fur site


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