Cat for Adoption: Rindou


Rindou was found in a cardboard box with four other kittens, apparently all from the same litter and about 4 months old. That was seven years ago. His siblings were adopted, but, for some odd reason, Rindou was sadly passed over all these years. He is named for the violet-blue flower that grows high in the mountains (gentian in English). Rindou, though his eyes are green, is a lot like the flower — beautiful, solitary. He is fond of people but doesn’t make a nuisance of himself. Perhaps because he has never known a home of his own or had one person to care for him, he has not bonded deeply with anyone or formed an attachment, not one we know of. Rindou is a sweet-natured cat and in excellent health. It is a pretty name, Rindou, or gentian. But dare one imagine seven years of living in a shelter, seven years of relative loneliness? One could ask, where have all the flowers gone?

Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, December 6, 2008. Photo by Kaori Kayano.

Interested in Adopting Rindou?

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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