|Status||Adopt or Foster|
Rupert was rescued from inside the evacuated zone of Fukushima in the spring of 2012. He is a shy cat, who enjoys high places and observing the world from a bird's eye view. He has a fondness for fish treats, but prefers to wait until they're placed right in front of him, rather than risk leaving the safety of his lofty perch. Rupert doesn't like to be handled or touched, and he finds quick human movements unnerving . He is well-loved by the other cats, however, who see him as a strong protector and shower him with snuggles, particularly Tom. Rupert is also good friends with Momomi, and the two can often be found cuddling together. Rupert needs a family willing to give him lots of time and space to understand that interacting with humans can be worth the risk.
Rupert has been diagnosed with FIV, which means he has a weakened immune system. Although Rupert is doing very well, careful attention must be paid to good eating habits and dental issues to ensure he 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 his diagnosis, Rupert deserves a chance at a life in the home he has been waiting to get for so long. Rupert 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: 6 April 2012