Success Story: Tetta and Neeta
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.
Wataru and Tomomi Okamoto pose with Domino (left) and Neeta. The animal-loving Okamotos, of Kanagawa Prefecture, initially adopted Domino (originally named Tetta), and later decided to take on his sister, Neeta, as well. Julie Okamoto, originally from Australia, says, “We never envisaged taking on a fifth cat.” (They have a dog too.) The plan was to foster Neeta until she found a new home. Julie was confident “someone would fall under her spell.” That someone, it seems, had already fallen. Upon being reunited, the two cats recognized each other and today, once again spend their entire days playing and sleeping together. Domino, Julie says, “glows when he is around Neeta. She is just the same.” Daughter, Tomomi, commented that “it was really horrible of us to have separated them even for a short time.” Julie agrees. “I must admit I regret that too.” No regrets, the two are back together, wholly thanks to the Okamoto family. ARK and The Japan Times extend a doubly heartfelt thanks to the Okamotos for taking in not only one special-needs kitten, but two.
Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, July 12, 2008. Photo by Julie Okamoto.
Interested in Adopting a Pet?
Please email ARK at tokyoark[at]arkbark.net 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.