A dog assaulted and dies in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.

September 6, 2014
A dog assaulted and dies in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.

It was a tragic incident in the Kanagawa prefecture Animal Welfare Center.
A sanitation worker from a trustee company fatally assaulted a 10 year old female miniature dachshund.
The Animal Welfare Center said that they got advice from the police, and will try their best not to have any reoccurrence of the same trouble.

This is an article from Asahi online news on September 4.

On September 4 at Kanagawa Animal Welfare center in Hiratsuka city, a man in his 50s who performed cleaning duties assaulted a dog in this center, resulting in the dog’s death.
This center had realised the goal of zero killing of dogs last year for the first time since they opened in 1972.
Kanagawa prefecture consulted with Hiratsuka police department as to the violation of animal protection methods.

The center said that a female miniature dachshund (over 10 years old) bit the worker when he tried to move it to clean the kennel.
He got angry and hit the dog multiple times with a metal tool, which was used for the fence.
The worker was wearing leather gloves and didn’t get hurt.

The Animal Welfare center is a place that accepts animals that the owners can’t keep.
Dogs without a claimant have been killed.
However, in line with the current trend of animal welfare, they have been making efforts to find volunteer foster families.
Such efforts paid off and achieved killing zero of the dogs last year.
This dead dog was going to be taken next week by a volunteer.
Masahiko Akiyama, who is a head of the business department, said “We are very much shocked by the death of this dog.
With expert guidance, we will try our best to avoid repetition of the same trouble.

We Inuneko Kyusainowa know very well that Kanagawa Animal Welfare Center is making serious efforts to rescue dogs and cats.
This is a case of a man having an emotional outburst.
I can easily imagine the sadness of all the staff in the center.
I believe they have verified what happened, and will take every measure for prevention of recurrence.

Dear Friends.
Still now at this moment, there are so many dogs and cats waiting for new families.
I hope this case doesn’t effect staff efforts to find new families.
Please support Kanagawa Animal Welfare center, the same as always, or more.

Please lend your support to find new families for the dogs!

This is about the transfer of dogs and cats in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.






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I believe that helping animals in need, existing in symbiosis with animals, and fostering a loving heart lead to an improvement in one’s character of kindness and generosity. The killing of animals due to decisions made by administration goes against my firm belief in preventing cruelty to animals. Animal Rescue Fund’s most important goal is to reduce the number of animals killed in Japan to zero by urging administration to change, reform, and improve the prevention of cruelty to animals. In order to reduce the number of animals in need, we work to raise awareness and support for the importance of sterilization operations. Each year, we spay and neuter more than 1000 stray cats. We are always putting animals up for adoption to help those lives already born in finding a loving home.

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The lives of numerous pets and livestock were lost as a result of the unprecedented earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan on March 11th 2011 and the radiation disaster caused by the stricken Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Animal Rescue Fund goes directly to the 20km evacuation zone around the stricken Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant to rescue animals.
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