|Status||Adopt or Foster|
Panther was one of six kittens born in a Fukushima brothel, where his mother, Midnight Star, was used to keep down the resident rodent population.
In early 2019, one of the brothel workers contacted JCN in desperation: The brothel owner had discovered Midnight Star's most recent litter of kittens and was threatening to throw the babies into the forest to die. Two little ones were already unaccounted for. They begged us to take mom and the remaining three kittens before it was too late, and a JCN supporter immediately headed out to the area. Unfortunately, on arrival, the brothel workers refused to hand over Midnight Star or allow us to spay her. Her three small kittens (Panther's older half siblings) were rescued and subsequently adopted into loving families; although JCN continued to advocate for spaying and vet care for mom, her caregivers refused all our attempts to help.
In September 2019, the brothel workers contacted us again. This time, Midnight Star had given birth to six kittens, and again the brothel owner was planning to abandon the tiny newborns in the forest to die. After much negotiation, they finally agreed to surrender Midnight Star, Panther, and the other babies, to JCN. The little family was brought to a Tokyo foster home where mom could raise her little ones in safety.
Panther is a very playful and loveable little boy. He is very active and gets along well with other cats, especially his sister, Coco. Panther is currently staying in a foster home in Tokyo, but may be available for foster care or adoption in other parts of Japan.
BIRTHDATE: 8 September 2019
INTAKE DATE: 29 September 2019