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.”
Judith Baldwin has been involved with JCN since 2012, a year after the natural & nuclear disasters in Northeastern Japan. She’s been volunteering and helping the JCN shelter in many different ways. We’re lucky to have her with us this month at the Inawashiro shelter. Here’s a glimpse of her journey with JCN.
Here's what's been happening this spring up at our Fukushima Shelter.
This week we will say goodbye to 3 volunteers [...]
Tokyo 2 Tohoku fundraisers visit the shelter, the Association of Foreign Wives of Japanese raise funds for JCN, and Jim feeds more cows.