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Cats with extra expressive faces have been known to become internet celebrities (remember Grumpy Cat?) but sometimes this kind of status on the inter-webs has a chance to lead to something more than having a fun merchandise line. Shamo, a gray cat living in the pet rescue center Rencontrer Mignon in Tokyo, is just about the angriest-looking cat you probably have seen, but it is this cranky demeanor that has the chance to give her what she actually must want the most – a forever home.

Shamo has been in the shelter for more than a year now. Because of her unique little face that brings all the attention, she has her own Twitter account and a dedicated page on the shelter’s website.

Although her face would make you think otherwise, Shamo cannot actually be that annoyed all the time, can she?

But one thing is for sure – in a great forever home, she will be a much happier cat

…even if her expression is still not exactly delighted!

Shamo could certainly be the next big thing in the world of internet-famous cats – but just to be adopted would be more than enough for her.


Surely Shamo would not want anyone to be misled by her angry face – she has a big heart and waits impatiently for her new family. If you are interested in adopting her, visit Rencontrer Mignon’s website.

All image source: Shamo_Girl/Twitter

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8 Months Ago

Shamo is not angry. This is just how her little face is. Cats have expressive faces. Every single face is unique. Human beings can be so ignorant when interpreting cat behaviour and the signals they send.. Shamo should not be penalised because her unique features convey information that the human brain misinterprets. Yes, in some of these images her pupils are dilated, a sign she is not happy, but that\'s probably because a big, awkward human is sticking an intrusive camera in her face. And life in a shelter while providing sanctuary is no fun for any animal, especially cats who become wedded to their personal environments and like to feel a sense of independence and freedom within those environments. I do hope someone adopts this sweet girl soon. But don\'t expect her facial features to change. Because this is part of Shamo\'s charm and uniqueness. We need to love animals for who they are rather than change them to suit our expectations.

Gillian Haines
8 Months Ago

These stories make me sad,because I live in uk,and therefore unable to offer a home.I have been in rescue for 20 odd yrs,and still doing it! Just taken in a V LARGE FERAL CAT,who is a hermaphrodite( in case someone doesn\'t recognise the word) it means an animal born with both f + m sexual organs) unable to produce kits,and in general are usually angry cats!!) He was!! After a few mths of persuasion and a lot of grunts,snarls and hard work,he has become the most loving cat,e,one could wish for...all due to neutering! Also sleeps with my 3 canines.


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