Kazuki Sawada

For Kazuki Sawada's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Cities struggle to keep from killing stray cats

Nov 8, 2013

Cities struggle to keep from killing stray cats

Many municipalities are struggling to curb the number of cats they dispose of every year. Latest figures show that the number exceeds 130,000 nationwide. Many officials at animal care centers are concerned that the number is unlikely to fall unless owners change their attitudes ...

Destroying pets at Kochi animal center pains staff

May 21, 2013

Destroying pets at Kochi animal center pains staff

Sasano Nomura, 26, mournfully recalled the first time she put dogs to sleep as a staffer at the Small Animal Management Center in Kochi Prefecture, saying: “I killed them.” Nomura, who began working at the center six years ago, still feels depressed when she ...