Words by Hannah Davenport. Photography by Fernanda De Icaza.
Winter is still very much upon us here in the magical valleys of Inawashiro. From the outside the shelter seems like a scene from a fairytale, with the snow covered peaks of Mount Bandai looming in the backdrop. Dog walks with Addy and Cha Cha become daily adventures across the surrounding scenic terrain, challenging the depths of the snow and the intensity of the blizzards. All the more satisfying with the knowledge of returning to a house filled with 24 friendly felines.
Here's the story of the newest addition to our JCN family – Zelda
The snow has cleared the sun is shining and the volunteer team are taking the opportunity to tidy.
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.
A day in the life of a Japan Cat Network volunteer as told by Jojo a current volunteer at the Fukushima shelter.