We are a small group set up in 2008 by Isabella Gallaon-Aoki, a long-term resident of Niigata, caring for and re-homing some of the many unwanted animals found in Niigata Prefecture and in other parts of Japan. In Niigata Prefecture more than 4,000 of these unfortunate animals meet an untimely death at the hands of the authorities yearly.

 

We give the necessary care and social training to abandoned animals, and where possible to find them new good and loving homes. Where this is not possible, we provide them with lifelong care at our small shelter. We believe strongly that all animals, regardless of age, health, and behavioural problems have the right to life, and should not be discriminated against just for these reasons. Because of this belief we rescue many old, sick, and problem animals, who have no chance of being adopted and who other rescue groups will not help. We hold a regular adoption events to try to find homes for our animals.

 

In addition to our animal rescue work, we try to educate people about animal welfare through our events and talks etc. We also offer support, in various ways, to individuals who are trying to improve conditions for animals both within our prefecture and in other parts of Japan. We are working towards setting up a community both within Niigata and Japan as a whole who care about animals and wish to help them. We work in collaboration with other groups in Japan and take in and re-home animals to and from other areas.