Cat for Adoption: Tama


Ed’s note: Tama has found a new home!

Tama, a big orange-and-white tabby, has been at the shelter eight long years. Yes, eight. Tama’s mouth is slightly crooked — which is one of his many charm points. Another is his way of asking you for a cuddle — guaranteed to make you laugh. He does his very best to get human attention, loves people and loves to play. Twelve years old, Tama is in a pen with other cats and has two friends, but, admittedly, does tend to bully weaker cats. After all, it’s been eight long years. Still, a one-cat family may fit this one-cat comedian best. Eight years is too long for anyone, comedian or otherwise, to be in a shelter. Tama desperately needs to get this show on the road and preferably into your home.

Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, June 7, 2008. Photo by Kaori Kayano.

Interested in Adopting Tama?

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 publishing this photo box every Saturday in the Weekend/People section of the paper. The information is then archived here on the Angels with Fur site one week later, on the following Saturday.

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



  1. Julie

    If i lived in Japan i would adopt him in a heartbeat. He is adorable and i think his crooked mouth is absolutly charming…
    I use to work for a Cat Clinic here in Dallas Texas and i use to see older cats dropped off to our clinic all the time…some got adopted but most of them became clinic cats… I do hope someone scoops him up soon.



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