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Mr. White, Mashiro

A pure white cat named “Mashiro (meaning pure white in Japanese)” came to ARK in April last year. He is about 6 years old.

An ARK supporter saw Mashiro on the street but thought he belonged to someone because he had a collar. One day she noticed a scar on his back. Maybe from a cigarette burn? She worried he might be getting abused on the streets. He was so friendly to everyone and easily approachable. She asked ARK to help rescue him.


Many cats that used to live on the street are good at adjusting to a new environment. Mashiro was too and he seemed happy after he arrived at ARK. He enjoyed being held.
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The day after his arrival he was complaining that he was hungry!
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After being taken in by ARK, animals are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Then there is a discussion as to where the cat should live. Mashiro was put in a small room where two Main Coons lived. Mashiro adjusted quickly to the new room and was friendly with his roommates. His friendliness was often compared to a dog’s and we expected him to be adopted right away.

Soon after, one of the roommates was adopted. Mashiro and the other Main Coon were moved to a bigger room with more cats. Being with so many cats might have caused him stress. He started bothering other cats. Considering the stress to the other cats, we decided to put Mashiro into another room.
In the new room, he was bullied by senior cats…. Finally, Mashiro ended up living alone.

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“Staying in a room alone is not that bad”

His current room is small and is not very private. He can see other cats in front of his enclosure and he can see dogs being shampooed. It seems he doesn’t care and he sleeps all day.

But sleeping all day is not good for Mashiro. He needs exercise and some fun. Staff members tried walking him with a harness. Usually when a cat has a harness put on for the first time they freeze. It takes a cat a long time to get used to walking with a harness. But Mashiro never cared. He walked around in front of the dogs in the bath. Nothing bothered him.

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“Let’s go for a walk today too!”

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“What’s for dinner tonight?”

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“Everything is yummy”

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“I wanna eat this one too”


Mashiro loves food! ….

But but, he loves people too!
He loves to be spoiled like this♪

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Adult cats are calm and easy to take care of compared to kittens. But most of them are sensitive to environmental changes. Some people are worried when they see the cat acting differently for several days after being rehomed. We are sure Mashiro will eat just fine after being rehomed!
He uses a litter box so you don’t have to worry about him too much.

Wouldn’t you love to have a cat with such a good character by your side???


★From 2nd Mar to 28th Apr.: ARK photo exhibit at Harmonic house in Hirakata kagu danchi☆
http://www.arkbark.net/?q=ja/node/4729



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