This week we said goodbye to two long term volunteers.
We recently said farewell to two long term volunteers, Ben (from France) and Miriam (from Germany).
Miriam helped coax our most camera shy cats out of their hiding places for photographer Martina to capture their portraits for our updated cat profiles. She also fixed and maintained our (very vital) shelter bicycles... and then cycled every cycle-path in the Inawashiro area!
Addy and Cha Cha will especially miss Miriam as she took them on long, adventurous morning walks along various different routes. They even liked her after she gave them a bath!
Ben was the chief architect of our new improved cat walkways. Days of designing, measuring, cutting and sanding were followed by construction. When complete, Ben had upgraded Cat Room C to have a wrap-around walkway throughout the whole room, and had built the “cat tree jungle” in Cat Room A.
We thank Ben and Miriam and wish them all the best. They leave with new furry friends, new memories, and the satisfaction of knowing that the work they did for all the animals in our shelter will last forever.
This week we said to three of our long term volunteers; Oranne, Basile and Hugo
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.
In order to thank our amazing volunteers, we have decided to start introducing them to you. Today, our volunteer under the spotlight is the bubbly and breezy, Holly from JCN Inawashiro.
The statue of the much-loved Japanese dog Hachiko is a constant reminder of the forever bond between humans and animals. Read the Rocket News report about a beautiful new statue going up at University Tokyo's campus, finally reuniting Hachiko and his long awaited papa Hidesaburo Ueno.