The Animal Welfare Center in Yokohama-city will begin a program to neuter homeless cats free of charge from 2013.
1. The authority to neuter homeless cats as a public service.
2. If the authority does the neutering free of charge, it won’t bother the veterinarians.
A member of the municipal assembly in Yokohama-city, Mr.Masataka Ohta, has the strong belief that if Yokohama can change, we can change Japan. He patiently continues to negotiate with Yokohama-city.
We also presented our opinion to the Veterinary Medical Association and Yokohama-city. From now on, we want to ask you to approach your city officials about neutering homeless cats with this example of Yokohama.
Neutering is the best way to reduce the number of unfortunate cats. If the cost of neutering is paid for as a public service in the town, we don’t have to worry about the fee. We should cooperate with the local governments, and further enable TNR to serve the communities.
I received the letter from the owner of Ginchan.
It’s been a month since Gin came to my house. She has grown bigger and heavier. Her face is now more like a cat. She is very aggressive and running around in the house all day long. Recently she started to climb up the curtain. But when she gets tired she suddenly falls asleep. She is still a kitten. I'm sending some pictures of Gin.
This year, so many cats found new families. This is my happiest moment, when I receive such letters and pictures.
This is heaven and hell.
A cat that was brought into the animal welfare center. A cat that was abandoned in the off-limits area. If they were rescued, they had a chance to be happy like Gin. All life has a right to be happy.
What I can do is rescuing from the animal welfare center as much as I can.
What I can do is rescuing from off-limits area as much as I can.
If you can possibly receive one life in your family, please consider becoming their owner. So many cats are waiting for your love and action. You don't necessarily need to become an owner. Please just try to find what you can do, and share your love in your own way.