Cat for Adoption: Ame


The now 6-month-old Ame arrived at the ARK shelter in the pouring rain when she was just 1 month old. She suffered from a near-fatal cold and underwent three operations on her eye, which had been affected by her illness. She was taken home every night by a foster parent in order to help care for her eye and now is well but has only partial sight in her left eye. No doubt due to all the handling and care she received as a kitten, she is perhaps the most laid-back, people-friendly kitten at the shelter. Her eye has not hampered her in the least. Ame loves to play with intensity and focus, then flop down and fall into a deep slumber. Ah, such is the life. Ame allows no rain on her parade. She takes on life with joie de vivre, a wink and, most assuredly, a smile.

Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, August 22, 2009. Photo by Kaori Kayano.

Interested in Adopting Ame?

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


1 Comment

  1. I rescued a cat, Gracie, a small calico, who had a similar condition with one of her eyes. All I can say is, I hope no one hesitates to adopt a one-eyed cat. Gracie is a wonderful cat and gets along fine with one eye (she did get partial vision restored to the bad eye apparently). Ame looks like a real keeper of a cat.

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