Success Story: Sissy and Hummer (now Felix)
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.
The Chambers girls, Jessica, Katherine, Louise and Lauren, pose with the household’s newest members, the tabby cat Sissy and her brother Felix (formerly Hummer). The two young cats, abandoned when only a few days old, were first featured in June at the age of 6 weeks and adopted by the Chambers from England. “They are such adorable creatures and everybody who comes in contact with them loves them. Felix is very mischievous but also very lovable,” mother Katherine says. “Sissy is a little quieter, although she has taken to climbing up the mosquito nets on the windows. Hence her new nickname ‘Spider Cat!'” The cats are enjoying their dramatic turn in luck, with an enviable future now on the horizon. “The children love the cats, as do my husband and I. We now can’t imagine life without them and look forward to taking them back to England eventually so they can enjoy the English countryside,” says Katherine. From a near certain end to pastoral new beginnings… ah, such stuff as dreams are made on.
Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, October 4, 2008. Photo by Yoko Miyao.
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.