Success Story: Brownie and Chocolat

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.

Chocolat and Brownie

It was another fated encounter for last week’s featured kitten, Chocolat. Adair Nagata, while traveling by train to Kyoto on a business trip, was discussing newspapers with two professors. She bought The Japan Times, saw the photo of Chocolat and called her husband, Den, from the train to try to adopt the young cat. The very next day, the Nagatas from Tokyo adopted not only Chocolat (left), but her sister, Brownie, as well. Adair, a longtime resident of Japan originally from the U.S., says ‘‘Our children are grown and only visit Japan occasionally. We thought that we would enliven our life by sharing it with kittens who needed a good home. They are terrific fun.’’ From abandoned newborns to international celebrities, Chocolat and Brownie had a perilous beginning, but apparently were nonetheless on the right track. We, at the Japan Times and ARK, extend the Nagatas a most grateful thank-you for their heart-warming generosity!

Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, November 15, 2008. Photo by Den Nagata.

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 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


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