☆Moving into the special elderly nursing home with pets. ☆Unique offer of a company which works among cats.

January 8, 2015

Moving into the special elderly nursing home with pets.
http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASGDV5RSQGDVULOB011.html?ref=yahoo
(Asahi digital January 7)

A special elderly nursing home “Sakura Village Yamashina” in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, accepts dogs and cats from the animal welfare center before they are killed.
This effort was started to save the animals, but it has also warmed the hearts of the residents.

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Sakura Village Yamashina, located in western Yokosuka city, among the mountains.
On the second floor, 40 people living with 6 dogs and 8 cats.
12 of these came from an animal welfare center, or were animals left after the owner died.

It was started when they opened in April, 2012.
The tenants can also bring their pets.
Michihiko Wakayama, (49), director of Sakura Village Yamashina, said that they give priority to the pets for which a foster parent is difficult to find due to advanced age and disease.

Sakura Village Yamashina pays for the food, and 15 volunteers help with going for walks.
A dog called “Mucchan” was rescued near Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant after the disaster. Mucchan had a heart disease, but has recovered thanks to nursing by staff. Mucchan lived in Sakura Village Yamashina until dying last May.

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☆Unique offer of a company which works among cats.
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20150106-00000034-it_nlab-sci

A company pays a “cat allowance" of 5,000 yen a month to an employee bringing up an underprivileged cat.
This is an unique offer from a company which works with cats.

There are 9 cats in this company.

It may be a good vocation for a Web designer who likes cats?
Internet-related business company “Ferray” is doing website production for smartphones under the observation of 9 cats.
Their help-wanted advertisement is very unique.

There is a cat allowance.

Ferray, which has 9 cats now, is hiring smartphone Web designers.
Cats pull the LAN cable, input odd things with keyboard, hang up the phone, play in the client’s bag…etc. It sounds like cats affect duties in this IT company.
But Ferray strongly asserts that it’s still possible to get work done even surrounded by cats!
Minimum skill and experience are necessary, but whether or not one is a “cat lover” is also a consideration.
Ferray pay "a cat allowance" of 5,000 yen a month to an employee bringing up an underprivileged cat.
It is also possible to come to the office with a cat.

They have twitter account which describes the cats in Ferray.
If people want to work while being watched by cats (or watching cats?), this is a very interesting option.

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Message from Akiko Yui, President and Founder of TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital
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.

TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital:
We first opened our TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital in February of 2011 in an effort to make our dream a reality - to lower the number of dogs and cats killed in Japan to zero. At our hospital, we spay and neuter cats to reduce the number of unfortunate stray cats. Our hospital strives to help unfortunate animals in need of medical care.
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.
Animal Rescue Fund is based in Kanagawa Prefecture’s TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital. Therefore, the animals that we rescue from Fukushima Prefecture are brought to TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital located in Kanagawa Prefecture. Here, the rescued animals receive medical care and are returned to their owners or are put up for adoption.
We also work in urging the government and administration of Japan to support the protection of animals in need.


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