Hello World! Read on to know what your furry friends have been upto at JCN.
The snow has begun to melt and we anticipate the arrival of some warm-ish sunny days. The animals and humans are waking up from their hibernation and starting to get active.
Cats in Room A are forever ready to cuddle.
Troy, a handsome kitty who used to run and hide every time someone tried to approach him, has now begun to cosy up with not only Simon his best kitty friend, but also our volunteer Karol who’s currently living with them in their room. He likes to quietly sneak up on her and purr, when she’s sitting still.
Room B houses the shy, less socialized cats. But we’re happy to tell you that this is now changing. Martin was known as the cat that sat on top of the play area and stared at you from a distance. Our volunteer Rai-Lee has been spending time in that room and noticed that sometimes in the night, Sara and Martin cuddle up next to her. They also play with her and chase her fingers from under the covers. Cassie, Yumi & Fay were active and ready to play after feeding time too.This room also has two toothless cats that need special care. You can help care for these beautiful kitties by being a monthly sponsor. Faye & Rupert in Room B would also love some more human connection, so drop by at the shelter and spend some time feeding them treats.
We love having visitors. Infact, we even had this adorable tanuki come by the shelter. We welcome everyone.
Room C - Laura, our longtime volunteer has become attached to Tsuki. We’re noticing Tsuki feel the same way. She comes out of her hiding spot to play with Laura every time she enters the room. Tsuki would earlier only play if there were some treats involved but not anymore.
More news on these stunning creatures soon. Keep a close eye on this website for more. Also, don’t forget to like/follow us on social media for quick updates.
Help us run the shelter by donating at japancatnetwork.org/donate.
Good tips from the Sacramento Bee Pets column, on helping your pets extend and enjoy their elder years. Also, if you read down to the Buzz section about the Million Cat, we'd just like to add: Challenge accepted! :-)
Tokyo 2 Tohoku fundraisers visit the shelter, the Association of Foreign Wives of Japanese raise funds for JCN, and Jim feeds more cows.
This coming week Addy (doggie) and Tom (cat) will get their needed dental work/teeth extraction. They deserve comfort and better quality of life while waiting for their furever homes... You can donate online via our website by credit card or if you have a postal account (it's easy and no extra fees!) 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 but sorry no personal checks. CONTINUED SUCCESS and TIA for your kind donations.
In case you don't already have enough cat beds...Basically, what's NOT a cat bed in your place, other than maybe the CAT beds? So here's a great way to trick your cat into thinking that this is not the CAT bed. This is a SUITCASE (cool!) or a COMPUTER (way cool!) or a WINE BARREL (wait, what?).