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It took a long time for this cat to show his incredibly photogenic side, but sadly, Marumaru has had nearly two years to get used to his no-longer-new surroundings.

The green-eyed beauty came to ARK when his owner went into assisted living and the triple blow of losing his friend and home — and being put in a pen — was traumatic for this tender soul. For a long time, the now 6-year-old Marumaru was petrified and wouldn’t show his face. He can now venture forth and if you sit near him quietly he will reward you by climbing into your lap. He’s sweet, quiet and gentle and would make a wonderful companion.

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