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 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.
Celebrating our wonderful volunteers with a big night out, thanking this week's amazing donors, and heading out to help residents in Fukushima's evacuated areas.
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