Success Story: Lin
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.
Featured here for the first time early last month, Lin (right) had suffered the loss of one eye from an infection that nearly took her life out on the streets where she had been abandoned at birth. Rescued, she was nursed back to health at ARK and has now found a permanent loving home in Tokyo with Yukari Yaju, her partner, and their black cat Kai. ‘‘Kai and Lin get on so well now, like brother and sister. When Kai can’t find Lin he will call for her in a soft voice and go looking for her,’’ says Yaju. It was indirectly because of Kai that Yaju decided to help Lin. ‘‘Kai’s mother had been a stray, whom I helped when she was injured. I couldn’t keep cats at the time so a friend took her. I thought of Kai’s mother and how I wanted to help stray cats if I could. I wish there could be even one less cat without a home, so I wanted to take Lin.’’ Yaju, currently working as a university administrator, says Lin is a perfect fit for her and her partner and has quickly become a member of the family. ‘‘Lin is quite a comfort to us. With her, our happiness seems to have grown.’’ Yaju was in no way put off by the fact that Lin had only one eye. ‘‘I had no qualms. On the contrary, it actually made me want to help her more. I was deeply impressed by the way she would look at me with all her might with the one eye left her,’’ Yaju says. And, we at ARK and The Japan Times are mightily impressed with you, Yukari, for giving Lin a home. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, March 28, 2009. Photo by Yukari Yaju.
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.