Ziggy showed up one day on the patio of the one of JCN's long-time foster/adoptive families, begging to come inside. Every day, this friendly little cat would return to the patio, desperately searching for food and love. Despite his rescuer's best efforts, there was no luck in tracking down any former family this affectionate little guy might have had, however, we feel it is likely he has lived his entire life on the streets. He was already neutered and ear-tipped, meaning that, at some point, he was probably part of a local TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) project. Ziggy is an incredibly cuddly and people-friendly cat. You can easily hold him like a baby, and he will be quite content. He does not like to be alone and he loves other cats. He does have a loud meow, which can be intimidating for some cats, but he is very gentle and his intentions are good!
Ziggy has been diagnosed with FIV, which means that he has a weakened immune system. Although Ziggy is doing very well, careful attention must be paid to good eating habits and dental issues to ensure that 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, this sweet little guy deserves a chance at the life in a home that he has been waiting to get for so long. Ziggy is currently staying in Tokyo, but can be available for foster care or adoption in other parts of Japan.
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BIRTHDATE: 2015 or 2016?
INTAKE DATE: 29 July 2018