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Yumi

Adopt or Foster FIV
Gender Female
Health FIV
Status Adopt or Foster
Description

Yumi was found starving inside an evacuated area of Fukushima in early 2012.  She would wander along the side of the road, waiting for animal rescue volunteers to pass by on their way to various feeding stations.  Since then, Yumi has settled into life at the shelter, and although she has come a long way, she remains shy and cautious around new people.  She is willing to accept attention and pets from people, though!  Yumi enjoys playing with a piece of dangling string, and fish treats are a great way to win this kitty over!  She will even eat treats from your hand once she knows and trusts you.  Yumi is ready and waiting for a family that has the patience and understanding to take a chance on a little girl that has already been through so much. 

Yumi has been diagnosed with FIV, which means that she has a weakened immune system.  Although Yumi 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 his diagnosis, this little girl deserves a chance at the life in a home that she has been waiting to get for so long.  Yumi is currently staying at the JCN shelter in Tokyo, but can be available for foster care or adoption in other parts of Japan.

For more information and FAQ about FIV, see the link below:

https://resources.bestfriends.org/article/fiv-cats-faqs-feline-immunodeficiency-virus

BIRTHDATE:  2010?

INTAKE DATE:  12 January 2012

物憂げなグリーンのまんまるな瞳が印象的な、とってもシャイなキジトラのユミ。正直、触られたりするのがあまり好きではありません。けれども、糸くずで遊ぶのは大好き、お魚のおやつも大好物。とっても慎重なユミは、一度信頼を置いた人間の手からおやつを食べてくれます。ユミにもっと近づくには、ほんのすこしだけゆっくり動き、注意深く彼女を見守ってある。それだけが必要なのです。