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Vet Visit Adventures (Shelter Update)

Fresh faces, healthy animals, and shopping for a great cause - we're all smiles at the shelter!

Your weekly shelter updater was off sick last week, so this time you get two weeks worth of Japan Cat Network infotainment!


The JCN shelter has welcomed in three new residents. Two are Danish travelers Niels and Astrid, who are staying with us for two weeks. Our third newcomer is Aoi, a fantastic JCN supporter who just graduated high school in Koriyama and is staying for an entire year as our Japanese language administrator helping look after the shelter.


Last weekend we welcomed four JET assistant language teachers from Ibaraki prefecture to join the volunteer crew for the weekend, in addition to new local visitor Youko and long-time supporter Seiko. It’s not just us who love hosting visitors - the cats and dogs at the shelter love meeting new people and receiving extra attention!


Keeping the cats and dogs living at the shelter are our top priority. With a lot of animals to look after, that means keeping vigilant and checking in with vets to make sure everyone is in ship-shape. We took kittens Peanut and Cash in to be neutered, plus dogs Addy and Chacha and cats Claude and Charlie to address some worries. 


Thankfully, there was nothing to worry about except for Charlie, who is now on medication and getting extra special care. Many thanks to Ami Veterinary Clinic in Koriyama for looking after the six furry friends we brought in.


Claude at the vet


Unfortunately between vet trips, shelter bills, and healthy animal food, JCN’s funds to keep caring for animals in Fukushima are getting low. Why not help save animals by bidding it out in our annual fundraiser auction? 


Bidding begins at 10am (Japan time) on Monday, with more items to be added over the coming days. The auction will be hosted on our Facebook page, so if you’re not already follow us and get ready to discover great treasures for a great cause!


Author: April Broadbent

An Australian university student and Japan Cat Network intern, April enjoys debating, animal advocacy, and travelling.

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