Cat for Adoption: Hiiragi


Ed’s note: Hiiragi found a new home!

Hiiragi is an 11-month-old cat that was born to charm. Her name in Japanese refers to an evergreen that resembles holly and, in fact, kisses under the Christmas holly would suit her just fine. Oddly enough, this is a cat that is truly into hugs and kisses. Amazingly, she will place a paw on each side of your neck and give you a kiss. She likes sticking her nose into many things, including the water running from a tap, though she will occasionally get confused and put her
whole head under. It’s all part of the fun for this perky little clown. Quiet and sensitive, she is well-suited to apartment life and manages to amuse herself nicely even on her own. Rescued from the streets last year by a kind couple, she shows no inclination to go outside and loves nothing more than to sleep in a quiet room and have a hug when she wakes up. A funny little cat, she appears almost human at times and enjoys sleeping with her current foster parent on the bed with her head on the pillow. You can meet Hiiragi at an adoption event in Tokyo’s Komazawa on Saturday. Come have a look and get a feel for this sweetie. It could be love at first cuddle.

Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, January 10, 2009. Photo by Machiko Nakano.

Interested in Adopting Hiiragi?

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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