Cat for Adoption: Minina


Minina was abandoned this November at a local activity centre surrounded by woodlands. Cold, starving and riddled with worms, yet incredibly affectionate, she made her way to the building where she could see people coming in and out, and waited for help.


When my school visited for a school event in the evening, she sat outside the hall where she could see lights and hear people’s voices and miaowed frantically for help. She made such a commotion that the activity centre’s employee who was giving a talk, had to break off and tell us that she had been around there since that morning. Then with a smiling face, he told the kids not to feed her, let her in the building or even touch her. With children here constantly having the idea drummed into them that stray animals are dirty and dangerous, it’s no wonder there is general indifference to their plight.


After vainly asking some of the other teachers to help, it was left to me to go home on my scooter and come back with a carrier wedged in upright between my legs and take her home. She was not particularly fazed out by either my other cats or my dogs and just settled in as though she had lived at my house all her life.


She is an extremely friendly cat and would do well in any loving home environment. She has a scar which shows that she has been spayed. She is a Siamese mix. She sleeps in my bed at night although there is little room as there is another cat in my bed and one on it! She has been tested for AIDS and the leukaemia virus.

Some extra information from her current foster mother:

She has previously been an indoor cat in a household where there were probably no other cats or dogs. She was given canned food as she will not eat dry food. She is very clean and uses the litter box. She hardly ever ventures out the front door and when she does it is only to roll around right outside and she soon wants to come in again. My vet says that she has been spayed as I said before. She has a good relationship with humans but is not interested at all in other animals. All this points to the fact that she was well looked after originally so how she came to be a stray we will never know. I think with this kind of profile she may well find a home. As soon as the lights go out at night she is right there in the bed with me getting under the covers and staying there all night. I am always a bit worried if she has enough oxygen down there!!

Interested in Adopting Minina?

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.

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


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