Before we begin, I want to make one thing clear. I love my cat. I am happy that I made the drunken decision to allow his pitiful meows to seduce me into picking him up and taking him to my apartment for a “quick drink of milk.”
Six years later, he’s sitting on my lap as I write this. He’s a part of the family now.
However, I feel it is my duty to inform other animal lovers of the implications of my choice to “save” a stray animal in the hopes of making sure you don’t get yourself into something you can’t handle. Of course, if you already have a pet and are making it work, that’s awesome! This article is more for those who aren’t planning to live in Japan forever but feel a tug at their heartstrings when they see a stray kitten on the street in Japan.
There are some aspects of your life in Japan that will get harder (or downright impossible) if you too decide to save a stray animal (or buy an impossibly expensive one from a pet shop) during your stay in Japan.
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