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WRAL, a North Carolina news station, interviewed JCN volunteer Alex Lane about her experience with the animals in Japan and about the after-effects of the 3/11 disaster.
Deborah Barnes of Zee and Zoey chronicled the issues plaguing stray, feral, homeless, and “owned” cats in Japan in a multi-part series based on interviews with JCN volunteers. Part 1, Part 2
Special thanks to Jen for helping to coordinate this piece.
The Animal Planet show Must Love Cats visited the JCN Inawashiro and Shiga shelters in October 2011 to film the efforts to help stray, homeless, and feral cats in Japan. JCN volunteers were delighted to meet the fantastic crew and host, John Fulton, during their multi-day filming trip. Pictures of the crew at the Shiga shelter can be found here. The episode aired March 10th at 8 PM EST on Animal Planet. Watch a sneak peek!
The Belgian news channel VTM’s Telefacts program traveled to Japan for a special on the one-year anniversary. They followed JCN into the radiation-evacuated zone for a look at what life is like for volunteers keeping abandoned cats and dogs alive with food drops and rescues. Watch the episode teaser here.
Special thanks to Dirk for helping to coordinate this piece.
The Big Issue chronicled Japan Cat Network’s efforts in Fukushima in an article published February 15, 2012. Those in Japan can stop by your larger train station to pick up a few copies, read about the efforts of the great staff in Fukushima, and help the homeless while you’re at it!
The Hikone Shimbun interviews David and Susan to explain and promote TNR efforts.
The city newsletter Hikone Koho featured Japan Cat Network as a group beautifying the historical city of Hikone through the activity of helping people get feral and friendly cats spayed and neutered.
The groundbreaking Japanese animal welfare organization Animal Refuge Kansai (ARK) highlighted our Trap Neuter Return (TNR) activities.
The Mainichi Shimbun reported Yamada Ike Koen in Osaka Prefecture received help from Japan Cat Network. With JCN, area volunteers were able to spay and neuter abandoned cats and to rescue kittens in need of help.
The Hikone Times introduced the Japan Cat Network in the city newsletter and invited the public to raise awareness or volunteer. Within a couple weeks, five people contacted JCN for help neutering local feral cats.