Volunteer Position

Volunteers needed at our small shelter for general animal care. Especially seeking on site volunteer manager with ability to stay for 6 months or more.

Susan Roberts

I'm an educator, traveler, vegan, and animal welfare enthusiast. I'm originally from America, but have been living in Japan for over 20 years.

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Organization

Japan Cat Network

Yama-gun, Fukushima, Japan

Japan Cat Network helps people to help stray and abandoned pets throughout Japan. The organization and members of the network provide assistance with rescue, rehoming, population control, connection to resources, problem solving, and limited sheltering. JCN responded immediately to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan, organizing on site teams which assisted evacuees with pet concerns and rescued over 600 animals from evacuated areas. Regular weekly feeding missions provided food for hundreds more until they could be safely rescued. JCN continues to run a small shelter in Inawashiro, Fukushima, as well as a volunteer and fund raising program in Kyoto.