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Donate FAQ

Alternative to credit card donations

If credit card donations aren't for you, here are other ways you can donate:

  • If wish to donate via GoFundme through Paypal .

    Japan Postal Account
    Name: Japan Pet Network
    14420 -3929901
    *if transferring money from another institution/bank use Branch number: 448 and (0392990)
    * We will gladly coordinate jidoubarai paperwork (monthly autopay)

    International money orders accepted

    (Please refrain from personal checks as check cashing fees are at least 5,000 yen)

If you wish to donate food or other supplies


About SSL certificates

Credit card transactions are processed online using Stripe's payment Gateway. All information is encrypted before being sent using SSL certificates. If you encounter any difficulties using this facility, or have any questions, please contact us at infojapancatnetwork.org.

Are donations to Japan Cat Network tax-deductible?

At the moment, donations to Japan Cat Network are not tax-deductible.

What is your donations policy?

We're an all volunteer run organization receiving no government funding. We rely on donations for our sheltering work and help with TNR projects. We believe your donation has a bigger impact because it supports people helping pets.

Is the donation page secure?

Our online donation system is safe and entirely secure with the highest level of encryption possible. When donating to Japan Cat Network, all information you enter on the form is encrypted with a 256 bit encryption process authenticated by Gandi, a trust verification service. Some older versions of browsers might occasionally display an error message indicating that aspects of the page are not secure. Please be assured that these are NOT related to the donation form itself, but tend to be videos or images related to the page. We are working to minimise the error messages, but if you do have any concerns please send us an email. Alternatively, you can also make a donation by PayPal or over the phone - email infojapancatnetwork.org for more information.

Why is my donation not being processed? It says it has been declined.

There are a range of reasons why this may be the case. You may have a problem with your account or your bank - or you may have incorrectly entered your details, so double check them and try again. If you have selected 'Other amount', check that you have entered an amount. If you continue to have problems, don't hesitate to email us at infojapancatnetwork.org or call us on +81 (0) 242-23-9339.

Can I use a credit card from any country.

We accept credit and debit cards carrying major card brand logos (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and JCB) from anywhere in the world.

I made a mistake or how can I cancel my donation?

Contact us at infojapancatnetwork.org or call us on +81 (0) 242-23-9339.