HEART is a registered NPO run solely on a volunteer basis and funded entirely through donations. We are based in Tokushima, Japan and our aim is to build a community in which companion animals can live free from suffering or cruelty. Our activities include rescue, care and re-homing of stray, abandoned, abused and neglected animals. We also promote spay/neuter and responsible pet ownership through education and supportive means.
HEART was founded in 2006 by Canadian Susan Mercer with the long-term goal of developing an animal rescue center in the Shikoku area and decreasing the stray dog and cat population through spay/neuter.