Hush, little baby: Nick and his three siblings were found crying, desperately trying to suckle at the belly of their dead mother. They were rescued by a kind soul out walking a dog, taken into foster care and have now grown into healthy youngsters. Nick is affectionate, loves people and absolutely adores his foster family’s dog. His only vice, if it can be called that, is that he loves to suck on things — your finger, your chin, anything! His urge to suckle comes no doubt from the trauma of losing his mother so young. A heart-wrenching start, but thanks to the kindness of many, a story that we hope will see him with a new family of his own and living happily ever after.

If you are interested in adopting Nick, email ARK at Tokyoark@arkbark.net or call 050-1557-2763 Monday to Saturday (bilingual) for more info. 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. Web: www.arkbark.net

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