Bean

Quick Bio

Age: Young (1-3 years)
Gender: Male
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Colour: Brown & White
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with cats
  • Litter trained
Adoption Status: Adopted
Description: 

BEAN (Bean-O, Beans, or just "Kitty")

November 9

Congratulations to Linda and her family in Yuseong-gu on the adoption of Bean! He was in foster care for over 11 months and is now a healthy and happy kitty in his loving new forever home.

Once Bean gets settled in he will be joined by another kitten from Asan.

Thank you for supporting shelter cats, Linda, and thanks to Daisy and Suyoun for all your help.

October 7

Bean is still waiting but has started to gain some interest. My challenge with any applicant has been his reluctance to spend time with new people. If you come to visit, Bean may (will) spend the entire time hidden under the bed or sheets in my loft. He has certainly bonded with me, but any adoption is going to be hard for him at first. Bean is highly affectionate and vocal with me and certainly wants all the attention I can dish out to him. I would love for him to go to someone who can spend even more time playing with him and training him accordingly. He does not like to be picked up or sit on my lap, but he loves to chill right next to me and sleep by me, usually at my side or between my legs.

Over the last 10 months he has also lived briefly with my co-worker Daniel while we were "juggling" 3 foster cats from Asan, including Tiger and Bean's sister, Pea. Bean was also very close with Daniel during that time and other people who have come to feed him (thanks, Olivia) while I was away on vacation. However, whenever I have visitors (or any knocks on the door), he is highly suspicious and scared -which has been embarrassing and frustrating; especially since 2 previous potential adopters passed on him after he "failed" his interview. Pea was also similarly skittish, but she has since blossomed in her new home beyond all expectations.

Bean is going to have to leave my apartment sometime, so I would rather his readjustment period on the other end be in his new home and not another foster or worse, back to the shelter. I feel confident that it will only take a few days in a new place for him to come around and begin bonding with his new (forever) owner. As long as you are not put-off by first impressions and can be patient, Bean is a handsome and loving feline friend deserving of some time and effort.

Sept 1

With 6 months left for me in Korea, I have moved Bean's successful adoption up to top priority. I have tried posting flyers in and around my apartment and have him on Craigslist Seoul with no luck. His best bet is going to be word-of-mouth and the right, patient forever home to come along. Bean is a terrific cat that is now close to 1 year old.

He hates to travel and still hides under the bed whenever I have guests, but one-on-one he is super affectionate, very responsive, and he loves his new pink toy. I have been trying to play with him more and feed him less, and I have noticed this helps his overall mood and health. He deserves to be with someone who will shower him with contact and love and he will repay it with loyalty and lots of happy "meows."

UPDATE Aug 1

Bean is a unique kitty who seems to have bonded very tightly with me during his too long stay in foster care. He is healthy, active, and loves hiding under the covers. He really deserves a second chance to the right, patient owner who can spend time with him to gain trust and keep him from getting bored.

UPDATE July 1

Bean had a potential adopter visit on Sunday to meet him and see if they were compatible. Unfortunately, Bean (as expected) hid under the bed and beneath the covers for nearly 2 hours while she waited and learned about his history. He did not freak out at all, but was so shy and scared the entire time.

He has really blossomed with me over the last month into a vocal and affectionate kitty, but I know anyone who wants to give him a chance at a forever home will need to be patient -as he does not enjoy meeting new people. While it was not the best first impression, she has agreed to come and visit again and give this special guy a second chance.

Thank you, Amy, for understanding.

UPDATE June 8

Bean has moved back at his original foster home on the 12th floor after Daniel developed allergies 2 floors down. He has acclimated almost immediately, sniffing around for signs of his sister Pea. Bean has a unique personality and he switches from scared and shy to affectionate and playful. He is perhaps one of the most striking cats from the shelter with a beautiful coat and coloring. More updates will follow as he gets settled in with me.

UPDATE May 15

Bean is simply a beautiful kitty. His coat and coloring are just stunning up close and he is a healthy and talkative boy. He has been patiently waiting with Daniel in Daejeon for his forever home for a few months now. To sweeten the deal a bit, former foster father Matthew will be donating a like-new "Living Box" condo, litter box, and food dish (all pictured below) to the lucky adopter of this wonderful cat from Asan Shelter. Please take some time to come see this handsome second-chance animal and take advantage of this move in special to make the transition even easier!

UPDATE: May 2

From Bean's foster home...Bean is an interesting kitty. He is certainly a loving and affectionate cat, but he really takes his time getting to know you. Once he does, he is loyal and unflinching. His favorite activity is currently playing "catch". Apparently Bean thinks he is a dog and will fetch and bring back just about anything you throw for him...perhaps we need to move his status to Adoptable Dogs?

UPDATE: March 13

From Bean's foster home...

Bean made it in today for an appointment to be neutered at the Cool Pets store near City Hall. Not only is he now sterilized and up-to-date on his shots, foster father Daniel reports he is becoming more trusting and affectionate. Bean has begun sleeping with Daniel and spends less time hiding, which is what we had hoped to see when we split him up from his litter-mate, Pea, and put her with Tiger instead. All three cats are healthy and fixed and ready to move on to a loving forever home.

UPDATE: February 18

From Bean's foster...

" Bean has become more active and curious. He is begging me to play with him, and he is allowing me to pet him during our play time. He is still skittish, but not nearly as much so. After playing with him, I laid on the floor and he laid about 3 feet away from me. I stretched out my hand and he pawed at it. It was a big step I believe, because he is initiating contact. "

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UPDATE: February 16

Bean continues to go from strength to strength! Please see the updates from his foster below. Bean has now been separated from his sister and this should really help with with building his socialisation and trust skills. Keep your eye out for more updates on his progress! Bean will hopefully be neutered too soon ^^

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UPDATE: January 19

Check out the update from Bean's foster below in the comment section!

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UPDATE: January 12

Yay!!! Lucky Bean has found a foster home! Sweet lil shy Bean is settling in well with Pea and already is looking more relaxed (see photo below!) And no wonder, this is their first time that they haven't been in some kind of confined space! Bean is still showing symptoms of what is most likely the feline herpes virus (sniffling, sneezing and expelling some nasal mucous) but being in a warm home is the first step to a good recovery! (Thank you Matt!!) I have a good feeling about Bean's future!

Thank you to everyone who kindly donated towards Bean and the other kitten's vet expenses for the last couple of weeks. This really enabled to give them a good fighting chance in life! Please consider giving this adorable kitty a forever home!

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UPDATE: January 8

Bean is ready to leave the vets!!!

PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING THIS SWEET SHY BOY A CHANCE TO SHINE AND GIVE HIM A FOSTER OR FOREVER HOME!!!

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UPDATE: January 3

Bean, along with two brothers, was pulled from the shelter 2 weekends ago with eyes that were practically crusted over. Many amazing volunteers supporters of ARK and Asan donated funds for treatment and his vet stay! He is lucky to have so many looking over him!

His eyes are now clearing up and he is having a great time away from the shelter. He is being treated for the next 6 days for ear mites and then he will be ready for his new foster or forever home!

We don't want them going back to the shelter, so I have started a fundraiser to seek either sponsors or donations, as well as fosters and adopters, for Bean and his brothers's boarding fees, food and medical care, until they are ready to go to new homes.

You can read more about the event here >>>http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/blog/dbis/urgent-fosters-and-adopters-n...

PLEASE PLEASE spare a few pennies to help give Bean and his brothers fighting chance for the new year!

Please help us help this cutie!! For more information on fostering or adopting, see below information.

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Bean is a 3 or 4 month year old kitten who was rescued along with his two brothers, Pea and Button, by Mr Park from the Asan city pound.

Currently he and his siblings are being boarded at a wonderful vet in Cheonan after recently contracting a mild eye infection and cold symptoms. Bean is still a little wild and shy, but seeing the transformation of his brother Button at the vets, we're hoping Bean too will come out of his shell soon after a bit of TLC!!

Other volunteers and myself have decided to quarantine the kittens at this vet until suitable fosters or adopters come along. However, because of the expenses incurring daily at the vets, which I might add were heavily and kindly discounted, we are also seeking and URGENT FOSTER or donations and sponsorships for Bean, his brothers and three other kittens. Currently, I'm in the process of setting up an event for this so please stay tuned for more information!!

Please consider giving a Bean a chance! He needs that special someone who can give him a quality time and lots of love and care to build up his trust and confidence so he can truly thrive and flourish!

If you are interested in ADOPTING Bean, please read about the adoption process here (http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/adoption-process) and send a completed application form to Daisy at [email protected]

If you are interested in FOSTERING Bean, please read about fostering guidelines here(http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/blog/dbis/guideline-for-fostering-asan-...) and send a completed application form (same form used for adoption) to Daisy at [email protected]

Adoption Fee: ₩75,000
Location: Daejeon - 대전
Living Situation: In foster care
Adopted From: Asan Shelter

Comments

matthew4694's picture

Pea and Bean have arrived safely to their new foster home and are getting settled in. Both are a little shy right now, but they are happy to be out of the animal hospital and already seem to be feeling better.

matthew4694's picture

Bean and sister Pea have spent nearly a week in Daejeon and if they were human, would be called bad houseguests. Since they are feline, shelter kitties, and both still a little sick, their behavior is to be expected. Basically they have eaten their fill of both wet and dry cat food, sneezed and snotted all over my apartment, and worked double time in the litter box while either ignoring me or simply staring in abject terror.

My time spent fostering Fatty had me spoiled by his unconditional affection, I guess, so consider this a challenge accepted. Additionally, their road to recovery and a loving forever home will be that much sweeter once this difficult transition is behind us all. The next step is a visit to the vet today to see about antibiotics for what appears to be a case of feline influenza. Stay tuned for more updates!

matthew4694's picture

I was able to take Bean for a short trip to the Cool Pet center inside my local Home Plus. The Vets there have been very kind (and very generous) to the shelter animals I have brought in. After a nice bath, Bean was checked-out and given some medication in powder form for his cold.

Dr. Park said his ears look great but he did notice some slight skin flaking and dander. We will continue to monitor this and make sure he continues to be a healthy boy.

Pea had strong objections to the visit, so she will have to wait and will share the medicine with her brother for now.

matthew4694's picture

After nearly 2 weeks in foster care, Bean and Pea are making progress. Day by day it is hard to see sometimes, but overall, they have come a long way since arriving scared and traumatized. Both are still cautious and terrified of me, however their curiosity and awareness is growing. They are much more active and have really been eating considerably more with each meal. A week of cold medicine has reduced, but not completely eliminated the symptoms that were making them miserable. I will be in for a refill over the weekend and will continue to report on their development.

All the good food and safe conditions has revealed their beautiful coats and coloring not to mention their sweet eyes and faces. Please consider adopting either (or both) of these kitties who are making the most of the second chance they have been given

dbis's picture

Matt! They are looking so healthy! I almost don't recognise them from when I first encountered them at the shelter! What beautiful little kitties! Slowly but surely they'll open up and gain trust and confidence; kitten steps, one at a time! No doubt it'll be so rewarding in the end to have helped them find their potential! And hopefully some really awesome homes too!

matthew4694's picture

The health of these cats has improved tremendously over the last 2 weeks thanks to a warm, stable environment and a good regular diet. They have also almost completely kicked their colds with the generous help of Dr. Park at the "Cool Pet" shop.

Both have also become much more active and like to play/wrestle with each other regularly. As a result, their appetites have continued to grow, and so as their comfort level with me. Small steps each day that are helping develop them into two beautiful and healthy kitties.

matthew4694's picture

With the wonderful adoption of Tiger today (Congratulations, Mike!) we were finally able to split up Bean and Pea. Hopefully this will aid their development and socialization as they have made so much progress in just one short month. Sterilization is up next and then hopefully 2 forever homes for these sweet kitties.

matthew4694's picture

Foster father Daniel reports that since taking in Bean this gorgeous kitten has made a lot of progress, similar to his sweet sister, Pea. Bean was fixed a few weeks back and is in terrific health - completely recovered from the nasty condition both were in upon their arrival in Daejeon.

Splitting the siblings up has also helped both mature without the dependence on each other they initially showed. Bean has a healthy appetite and is active and much less shy; taking up residence on Daniel's couch.

However, this affectionate, second-chance kitty from Asan Shelter is more interested in finding a forever home with the right person, couple or family. Please contact Daisy or Matthew to make arrangements to meet Bean in person and see if he is right for you!

matthew4694's picture

Bean is simply a beautiful kitty. His coat and coloring are just stunning up close and he is a healthy and talkative boy. He has been patiently waiting with Daniel in Daejeon for his forever home for a few months now.

To sweeten the deal a bit, former foster father Matthew will be donating a like-new "Living Box" condo, litter box, and food dish (all pictured below) to the lucky adopter of this wonderful cat from Asan Shelter.

Please take some time to come see this handsome second-chance animal and take advantage of this **Move-in Special** to make the transition even easier!

matthew4694's picture

Such a beautiful cat!

marlajoy's picture

Bean is looking so grown up these days! :) How old is he now? :)

matthew4694's picture

Daisy and I were just discussing that...her guess is about 9-10 months. Let's get him a forever home for his 1st birthday!

marlajoy's picture

That would be absolutely wonderful! Fingers crossed for Bean! :)

matthew4694's picture

Just chillin' on the couch...

dbis's picture

Too adorable!!! What a guy...!

Julien Dugnoille's picture

I think this disposition to funny poses is in their genes. Look at Bean's sister in the photo below.
I adopted her a few months ago and she has changed my life forever.
Don't miss the opportunity to adopt Bean as these cats are amazingly cute and affectionate.

marlajoy's picture

Are you sure you don't want to adopt Bean as well, Julien?! ;) Two times the fun!

Julien Dugnoille's picture

Trust me Marla, I REALLY wish I could!

marlajoy's picture

Darn! :) Well, I had to try! :)

matthew4694's picture

Bean had a potential adopter visit on Sunday to meet him and see if they were compatible. Unfortunately, Bean (as expected) hid under the bed and beneath the covers for nearly 2 hours while she waited and learned about his history. He did not freak out at all, but was so shy and scared the entire time.

He has really blossomed with me over the last month into a vocal and affectionate kitty, but I know anyone who wants to give him a chance at a forever home will need to be patient -as he does not enjoy meeting new people. While it was not the best first impression, she has agreed to come and visit again and give this special guy a second chance. Thank you Amy for understanding.

matthew4694's picture

Bean is the first cat I have met that seriously enjoys playing fetch. Daniel discovered his talent for this a while back and now with his new favorite toy, Bean cannot get enough!

matthew4694's picture

One simple (well built) toy has made all the difference for Bean over the last 6 weeks. He absolutely adores it and all the activity has improved his generally lazy demeanor. He is now highly agile and seems to have also eliminated his "scooting" behavior after visits to the litter box. Bean is now lean and mean!

marlajoy's picture

Yep, that toy was the best invention ever! My cats love it too (and also love playing fetch with it)! :)

matthew4694's picture

Congratulations to Linda and her family in Yuseong-gu on the adoption of Bean! He was in foster care for over 11 months and is now a healthy and happy kitty in his loving new forever home.

Once Bean gets settled in he will be joined by another kitten from Asan.

Thank you for supporting shelter cats, Linda, and thanks to Daisy and Suyoun for all your help.

marlajoy's picture

Finally! That's great news! Matthew, it must feel strange without Bean around. I hope you are doing ok. Does this mean you are going to take in another foster now?! :)

matthew4694's picture

I would love to help another animal or two, but I am preparing to leave Korea soon. I was thrilled to get Bean in a new home before my departure.

Overall I was 4-for-4 with Bean, plus Tiger, Pea, and, of course, Fatty, but it is still bittersweet. It is strange to come home to an empty apartment.

I will miss them all and never be able to think about my time here without thinking of those sweet animals and all the amazing volunteers I have met here. Thank you for your support.

drkim81's picture

Bean. Be happy with new forever family.
I'll keep updating news about him. :)
Great job Matthew!

dbis's picture

Congratulations Bean!!!! I still remember meeting you, a terrified, feral, sick little shelter kitty but look at the lovely cat you've blossomed into! And now you've found your forever family after so many applicants. Very very happy for you!

I can't thank you enough Matt for the all the patience and kindness you've had with Bean, Pea and Tiger over this last year, you've done an amazing job with these kitties and have made a HUGE difference to their lives. I'm looking forward to hearing updates about Bean's new family life!