BE-BOP-A-LULA: Be-bop, now 5 months old, was rescued in August when someone called to say three cats had fallen into a creek. All were rescued and Be-bop stayed with ARK. Initially she came to the Tokyo office spitting and hissing and didn’t stop for some time. She reminded one of the staff of “Be-bop Highschool,” the famous manga and anime series, hence the name. Be-bop appeared to be something of a one-kitten gang around other cats. Soon enough, however, she showed signs of mellowing, and it was evident she was prepared to be sweet and affectionate, as long as it was on her terms. She’s far happier around people than around other felines. She’s actually not a gangsta cat at all, more the baby doll — one with a bit of attitude. We think it’s time she got a home of her own. After all, she’s the queen and she wants more, more, more!

If you are interested in adopting Be-bop, email ARK at Tokyoark@arkbark.net or call 050-1557-2763 Monday to Saturday (bilingual) for more information. Tokyo ARK is an NPO founded by Briton Elizabeth Oliver. It is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming abandoned animals. All animals are vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. Prospective owners are requested to undergo a screening process.

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