We say goodbye to a few volunteers, and welcome lots of guests!
The snow is starting to melt as the weather warms up, bringing waves of visitors to the shelter.
This week we’ve said goodbye to two volunteers: Natalie from Vermont, who was with us for two and a half weeks; and Jordan from England, who changed his flights to stay for a total of nearly three months! Jordan built a great rapport with Addy and Chacha, plus went up to knock ice of the roof nearly every day to stop ceiling leaks. We wish them both safe travels back to their homes.
Last weekend long-time supporters Paul, Ryan, Henare and Tom dropped by for the day to donate legumes, cereal and jam for the volunteers’ pantry, share stories about Japan, and enjoy Paul’s hearty vegetable stew.
This weekend Jim came back with more supplies for us - we were really excited to receive fresh vegetables and fantastic almond milk. In addition, he brought a truck to move donated hay and a crew of helpers to feed a herd of cows stuck in an evacuated zone. Jim was joined by JCN Director Susan, friends and supporters of JCN Seven and Andrew, and shelter volunteer Steven.
While they were out, the rest of us were pleasantly surprised when two young women popped in to see what they could do to help out. They had seen one of our flyers (created by local supporter Seiko) in our favourite burger joint Hero Burger just down the road from the shelter. These lovely ladies kindly donated cat food and treats, and met those of the fluffy residents who weren’t already occupied with their afternoon nap.
Preparations are under way for next weekend’s Sweet Soirèe sugar cookie party at the shelter. We’d love for you to join us - check out our Facebook event page for more details.
Some new JCN 2016 merchandise has arrived just in time for the holiday season- order now!
Greetings from a Winter Wonderland! Also known as Inawashiro. Keep reading to catch up with what’s been happening at the JCN shelter.
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.
The snow has cleared the sun is shining and the volunteer team are taking the opportunity to tidy.