Now just a bit over 1 year old, Harrison came to ARK last June. Named after the blue diesel train of the British animated children's show "Chuggington," Harrison was taken in with a number of other young cats, all thought to be related. He and the others are kept in an enclosure at the shelter and this group has, according to one ARK staff member, some "of the greatest cats in it, but they keep getting overlooked."

Best buds with Blacky and Emery, another Chuggington namesake, Harrison is a bit shy but he's gradually warming to people. He may never be a cuddler but he is what is known as a "soft-pawed cat" — one that is very gentle and highly unlikely to use his claws, even when crazy with glee, which is what Harrison is when he gets to playing.

He's a wonderful little fellow, and pretty, too. The fact that he and his friends are still sitting in a pen is just wrong. Somebody blow the whistle on this outrage!

If you are interested in adopting Harrison, please email ARK at [email protected] or call 050-1557-2763 Monday to Saturday (bilingual) for more information. Tokyo ARK is a nonprofit organization founded by Briton Elizabeth Oliver. It is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming abandoned animals. All animals are vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. All prospective new owners are requested to undergo a screening process.