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.
In order to thank our amazing volunteers, we have started introducing them to you. Today, one of our ex-volunteers is here to tell you about her time at the shelter. Laura volunteered at JCN Inawashiro for 7 months, putting her name in our list of long-term volunteers.
On Monday we said goodbye to Elodie and Lou. Both hailing from France, these dedicated volunteers spent two months at the Fukushima shelter.
Our Sweet Soirèe benefit is running the whole month of February. Check out our new video to learn more!