Japan Cat Network Logo

Kyoto River Cat Sanctuary is finished!

Tamarah Cohen, a big cat lover, is doing an impressive work for cats around the Kyoto area.

Tamarah Cohen is a wonderful woman who is devoting most of her time to cats. She is doing a really impressive work around the Kyoto area to rescue community cats.

She recently contacted JCN to seek help for building a cat sanctuary in Kyoto. This sanctuary is meant to accomodate the most vulnerable of her colonies. Some of our JCN volunteers from Kyoto helped to build it (A massive thanks to Helene, Joshua, Belen, Jack, Emi and Virgile!.) We would like to share with you some pictures of the sanctuary, now that it is finished and already welcoming community cats.

If you want to see more photos of Tamarah's cats, please check out her page .

Image title

Image title

Author: Helene

Helene is a 25-year-old from France who loves cats. When she was a child, her dream was to rescue all the animals in the world, take care of them and find them a fur-ever family. She is fulfilling her little girl's dream thanks to JCN, where she has been volunteering since October 2016.

More Content

Help our meowathoner Ben to collect money for our shelter

On Sunday, December 4th Ben Pobjoy will be walking a continuous double "meowathon" (85 kilometres) in Japan to raise funds for the Japan Cat Network’s Inawashiro Pet Shelter. We at JCN are truly grateful for this support!

News 208 READ MORE


It is tsuyu here in Japan which means the rainy season. This weather makes our cats sleepy and the volunteers kind of nostalgic especially because three of our volunteers left this week ! Special thanks to Amelia, Nicha and Andrew.

News 454 READ MORE

Volunteer under the spotlight: Meghan

In order to thank our amazing volunteers, we have decided to start introducing them to you. Today, our volunteer under the spotlight is Meghan.

News 188 READ MORE

Rescued kitten Freya needs a home

Loving forever or foster home needed for a friendly and playful abandoned kitten

News 402 READ MORE