Quick Bio

Age: Young (1-3 years)
Gender: Female
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Colour: Orange & White
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Good with kids
  • Good with cats
  • Litter trained
Adoption Status: Adopted

Before the site closes I just want to update this page to say that Daisy was such a sweetie and gets along so well with our two cats that we have decided to adopt her. Thank you ARK for everything you've done.

Meet Daisy. She is an amazingly sweet and gentle cat.

Update June 26: Daisy was spayed today and is set to begin her vaccinations next week. We are going to be traveling for one month, but a very sweet sitter is going to watch her with our two boys while we are away. She is a very social cat; she enjoys the company of people and other cats very much. Consider making Daisy a new member of your family!

Daisy is one of the most affectionate cats once she becomes comfortable with a person. Even the vet who checked up on her recently stated he has never seen such a docile, tame, and sweet Korean domestic shorthair cat before. Recently she has become much more accepting of strangers after having kittens and being socialized with multiple individuals. We have two adult fixed males who she cuddles and kisses and we frequently have people come by to visit her and her kittens. She was immediately trusting of us and anyone else to touch her or her kittens. This was particularly amazing because I became her foster on the day she gave birth, and within a day she allowed me to begin the process of weighing and checking the kittens, which is an important daily routine.

Now that the kittens are weaning we take the opportunity to pick up Daisy, which she really enjoys. She loves head scratches, belly rubs, a bit of snuggling... really all kinds of affection. If you pick her up she relaxes in your arms, almost like a sack of flour! She likes to scratch, but unlike our boys, she ONLY scratches on cardboard boxes. We have a couple cardboard scratching stations and a big cardboard box for their toys and she's there every day scratching, but I've never seen her take claw to furniture.

Update June 9, 2014: Daisy had a case of mastitis for a couple of weeks that has since been treated and fully recovered. She's undergoing treatment for gastrointestinal inflammation that she had when she gave birth but we couldn't treat because she was nursing. We expect a full recovery soon. She is a worrying momma because her five babies are running all over the place now! Soon they will leave the nest, so to speak.

If you would like to meet Daisy please send me a message! We are located in Daejeon, in the center of the country. For information about adoption check out ARK's page on adoption. http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/adoption-process

Daisy was rescued from KAIST campus in October 2013. Judging from her size it was estimated she was between 4 or 5 months old at the time of her rescue, though recently a vet suspected she is closer to 2 years. She was malnourished and in poor health at the time of the rescue, but she has since made a wonderful recovery. Unfortunately the rescuer had an un-neutered male, which after two months resulted in pregnancy. Before Daisy gave birth, the rescuer decided they couldn't care for her or the kittens any more and asked for a foster to take them. They've been with me since the day the kittens were born. A recent vet visit gave her a clean bill of health, with no FIV, herpes, or even ear mites, which is remarkable for a rescue cat. She has some lingering GI tract inflammation, but she is getting treatment and we expect a full recovery. The only remaining remnant of her time on the streets is a broken tail, but it doesn't bother her at all.

It can be a difficult arduous process to domesticate a feral cat/kitten that was rescued past the socialization age. However, Daisy was a special case as it took only a week for her to fully socialize, and even learned to use the litter box within the first day. She would be a very easy going and relaxed cat in your home. She also travels in the car very well. When I took her to the vet she sat calmly in the carrier with no complaint. (I wish my darling boy Mr. Bingley would adopt that trait!)

Daisy is not picky about the types of food or litter - she enjoys all types of food (wet or dry) and has used various types of litters in the past ranging from clay, aggregation bentonite, to wood pellet.

Daisy recently gave birth to 5 beautiful kittens and their adoption pages have also been posted on ARK. You can find links to everyone's profiles below.

Please also check out the pages for the kittens:
Daisy, aka Momma: http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/cat/3026
Trinity: http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/cat/3031
Tortie: http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/cat/3030
Creamsicle: http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/cat/3029
Bright Eyes: http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/cat/3028
Big Red: http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/cat/3027

**Note: Daisy was originally called Terpe, so there may be lingering references to her under that name.**

Adoption Fee: ₩50,000
Location: Daejeon - 대전
Living Situation: In foster care


Karen's picture

Did Terpe get pregnant while in foster care?

Karen's picture

Since it appears from the timeline that Terpe did not get pregnant on the street-- father cat is known and pictured-- I will be removing this listing as well as the listing for the kittens. This site is for rescue, not breeding-- either on purpose or accidentally. See Rule #1 of the Adoption Listing Rules:

If I've misunderstood the situation, please feel free to clarify by contacting me at:

Rosalie's picture

Hello, just commenting so other folks understand the situation, Terpe was rescued and then got pregnant in her rescue home. They then surrendered her and her kittens to me, the foster. Cheers!

Karen's picture

Thanks for clarifying!

Rosalie's picture

Terpe and one of my boys Mr. Bingley spent the morning cuddling and grooming eachother. She is so affectionate with other cats! They look almost like twins; Mr. Bingley is behind Terpe.