Though Biwa and Sugarbee were rescued in February from an extreme hoarder situation, they are a very classy looking pair.

They are believed to be siblings. Both about 2 years old, Sugarbee is some five months older than Biwa. She’s a creamy white girl with touches of peach on her face. Biwa, a boy, is a silver tabby. Both cats have dreamy pale green eyes that will help you relax just by looking into them.

Both very wary initially, as were all 170 hoarded cats in the situation they were living in, Biwa and Sugarbee have made great progress in their socialization. Sugarbee, petite at only 3.5 kilograms, loves toys and being stroked. She’ll purr so hard she almost drools.

Biwa was very upset in the beginning after his rescue and would hiss at anyone who came near him. Now, he will sit close to you and is even able to relax. Toys and food are two of his favorite things.

Time and patience will surely help both forget the insanity of their former confines. We’re looking for someone who can help give them a new lease on life.

If you are interested in adopting, email ARK at [email protected] or call 050-1557-2763 (English or Japanese) Monday to Saturday (bilingual) for more information. Animal Refuge Kansai (with offices in Kansai and Tokyo) is an NPO founded by U.K. native Elizabeth Oliver. It is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming abandoned animals. All animals are vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. Prospective owners are required to undergo a screening process. Web: