|Status||Adopt or Foster|
Cassie was rescued from the streets of Fukushima in 2011. At the time, she was nursing five small kittens, only one of whom survived. Her little son, Paul, has since been adopted and now lives in the U.S. Cassie has come a long way over the years, and although she is still very shy, she is now known as one of the most socialized of the kitties taken in just after the March 11th disaster. Cassie loves to play any game that involves a piece of dangling string. She also enjoys getting treats, and once she feels comfortable, she will eat treats from your hand. Cassie has been through a lot in her her life and is our longest shelter resident. She is looking for a family that understands that although it can take time and effort to build Cassie's trust, she is so worth it.
Cassie has been diagnosed with FIV, which means that she has a weakened immune system. Although Cassie is doing very well, careful attention must be paid to good eating habits and dental issues to ensure that she stays healthy for a long time. FIV is not transmissible to humans, and is primarily transferred from cat to cat via bite wounds acquired during cat fights. Despite her diagnosis, this sweet little lady deserves a chance at the life in a home that she has been waiting to get for so long. Cassie is currently staying at the JCN shelter in Tokyo, but can be available for foster care or adoption in other parts of Japan.
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INTAKE DATE: 2 September 2011