This is my cat Maya. She was all blue-eyed Siamese (Asian like me!) and bilingual (English & Japanese), and she thought she was a dog. “Was” because she has now passed but she was with us for 17 years. I now visit my parents’ cat, an orange British Shorthair, named Hachi when I can. He’s cute and chubby, but not as wily and hilarious as Maya. He’s still less than a year old, so he’s still filling out. I love cats!
[This is by no means to belittle the relief effort of the rescue and support of people, which is highly imperative and paramount, so please support these organizations who are helping out in the relief effort (click here).]
WHERE TO DONATE TO ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS IN JAPAN
The website The Conscious Cat highlights the various organizations that are helping the animals affected by the earthquake/tsunami in Japan. They include:
World Vets: They provide veterinary service. Click here at World Vets to help animals in Japan.
American Humane Association’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services: They have set up a fund to help animals in Japan. Click here to donate and learn more info.
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation: Sent dog-search teams to help with rescue efforts in Japan. Click here to donate and learn more info.
Animal Refuge Kansai: An animal organization in Kansai (Osaka-are) of Japan, they are preparing for a large influx of rescue animals. Click here to donate, and learn more info.
Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue & Support: A coalition of three groups — HEART-Tokushima, Animal Garden Niigata and Japan Cat Network, to help with animal rescue and support. Click here to donate, and learn more info.
** The Conscious Cat notes: “the donation links for the organizations in Japan take you to the Japanese language version of PayPal. Once you enter the amount of your donation in Japanese yen (4000 yen is roughly $50 US), and enter your PayPal login information, it takes you to an English PayPal page and you can complete the donation.”
A spark of hope in this sweet story about a loyal dog who stays by the side of his ailing doggy friend in the tsunami area, read here.
[The English translation of the reporter’s words are at the bottom of this post, so scroll down when you click on there.]
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