Three legged Fukushima rescue Ippo, now Michael, is loving his cozy life.
We've received an update on one of our beautiful Fukushima boys. It’s wonderful to hear how happily Michael (once Ippo) is living in his forever home! We all love updates on JCN rescues and assisted adoptions, so please keep them coming!
Here's what Michael's guardians have to say:
“It's been nearly a year since Michael aka Ippo joined our family. He has brought much joy to our lives and we look forward to snuggling with him everyday.
At the moment, with the cold nights, he prefers to duck under the bed covers for about 30 minutes, and then again for a bit first thing in the morning.
His favourite current pastime is sentry duty. He has access to three sides of our house, from which he stands guard, watching out for the neighbourhood felines. Upon first sighting, he very clearly lets us, and our immediate neighbours, know, with this deep sustained yowling.
His second favourite activity is watching nature shows. Anything with birds, rodents, or big cats, really peaks his interest.
A physical change that some of you may notice, is his weight loss. In January 2016, he weighed 6.1kg. That gradually went down to 5.5kg by August. He has unlimited access to food and water, but as he's our only pet, the lack of competition seemingly has changed his eating habits. So his big tummy roll has disappeared, which I believe is better for his joints.
Thank-you again to Japan Cat Network and its invaluable volunteers and supporters.”
This week we will say goodbye to 3 volunteers [...]
In order to thank our amazing volunteers, we have started introducing them to you. Today, one of our ex-volunteers is here to tell you about her time at the shelter. Laura volunteered at JCN Inawashiro for 7 months, putting her name in our list of long-term volunteers.
Words by Hannah Davenport. Photography by Fernanda De Icaza.
A day in the life of a Japan Cat Network volunteer as told by Jojo a current volunteer at the Fukushima shelter.