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CATS

Though not wild about other cats (nor impressed at all by dogs), Jewel’s love of people has helped her bear the drastic upheaval in her life.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Feb 26, 2024
A purr like a symphony
Jewel's purr rises in a slow crescendo that’s almost lyrical — pure music to a cat lover’s ears.
Inspections by authorities found that puppies and kittens have been traded at younger ages than permitted by law, apparently because younger animals sell better.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 16, 2024
Birth date falsifications suspected for puppies auctioned in Japan
The Environment Ministry believes breeders altered dates of birth in order to put puppies and kittens up for auction even though they were too young.
Kotaro on Sunday, found more than a month after going missing following a New Year's Day earthquake in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture
JAPAN / Society
Feb 9, 2024
Missing cat reunited with owner over one month after Noto quake
"I thought I'd never see him again. I can't believe it," said Eriko Matsuda, the cat's owner.
Once a scared little kitten, Iko has warmed up to any and all comers.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Feb 5, 2024
Iko is a scaredy-cat no more
Iko is a gentle girl who will let you clip her claws, brush her, whatever you like — as long as it means she’ll get stroked and fussed over.
Sakura takes a while to warm up to strangers, but she has a playful side just waiting to get out.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Jan 22, 2024
Sakura the cat needs a trusted friend
Sakura takes a while to warm up to strangers, but she has a playful side just waiting to get out.
Just imagine these big green marbles staring up at you as you and Koto relax together on the couch after a long day.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / ADOPT ME!
Jan 8, 2024
Koto the cat is looking for the lap of luxury
When Koto first arrived at the shelter, she was nervous and had little interest in food. Now, she is making up for lost time.
A passenger with a pet waits to board a Star Flyer flight at Kitakyushu Airport in December 2021.
JAPAN
Dec 10, 2023
Japan's Star Flyer airline to allow pets on all domestic flights from January
Passengers are permitted one pet per person, with each flight allowing up to two animals.
Jatz and Biscotti are best buds and hoping to find a new home together.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / ADOPT ME!
Nov 27, 2023
Cats Jatz and Biscotti are the best of friends
Having arrived at the shelter as kittens, Jatz and Biscotti have become fast friends and are hoping to find a new home together.
Tora's face says, "Scratch me here, please!" Or was that his meowing?
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / ADOPT ME!
Nov 3, 2023
Tora and Timothy are a cat and dog who love to chill
Some dogs are super hyper, but that's not Timothy. He's young and shy, but he also likes other dogs and quiet environments.
One of Lily's eyes has been "dark" since she was young, but she won't have any trouble seeing the light in a new family's hearts.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / ADOPT ME!
Oct 15, 2023
Lily the cat will make a sweet addition to your home
A feline in her evening years, Lily is full of love and looking for a calm place to call home.
The Iriomote cat, native to the island of the same name in Okinawa Prefecture, is remarkable for its resilience: It occupies the smallest habitat of any wildcat on Earth.
ENVIRONMENT / Wildlife
Oct 15, 2023
The last of Japan's wildcats
Only about 100 animals of each species survive today, putting both on the brink of extinction along with more than 3,700 other species nationwide.
Both Lamington and Tim Tam are  increasingly putting more importance on playtime.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / ADOPT ME!
Oct 1, 2023
This pair of cats are as sweet as their names
Lamington and Tim Tam were brought into the shelter together and are hoping to stay close when they get adopted.
Yoriyuki Okuda, a veterinarian who heads a nonprofit organization in Gifu Prefecture that provides pet "guardianship" services through a mutual aid group it launched in 2017, on July 19
JAPAN / Society
Sep 26, 2023
Boom in pet 'guardianship' amid rise in elderly and singles
A nonprofit organization in Gifu Prefecture has provided such services through a mutual aid group.
When night comes around, Lovely is more likely to let you give her a cuddle.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / ADOPT ME!
Sep 3, 2023
Lovely the cat lives up to her name
A cat named Lovely and a dog named Tillo would both make fantastic additions to the family.
Sydney Swail and Jolly, a young tabby cat, at an adoption event at Manhattan’s Animal Care Center in New York on Aug. 4
WORLD
Aug 13, 2023
Too many cats, too few vets: New York city animal shelters are bursting
Because of overcrowding, dogs at the Manhattan shelter are being kept in makeshift kennels in offices and stacks of cat cages line the halls.
Junon used to be too timid to come out from his blanket. Now he loves to get a little attention.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / ADOPT ME!
Aug 7, 2023
A dog, two cats and more are looking for new places to chill
A dog named Loquat and two cats named Junon and Whiskey are hoping to find new human friends to get to know.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 4, 2023
Japanese app aims to help detect pain in cats
Since its release last month, "Cat Pain Detector" has racked up 43,000 users, mostly in Japan but also in Europe and South America.
Japan Times
Our Lives / ADOPT ME!
Jul 2, 2023
A dream pair of adorable cats awaits someone with enough love for two
Biwa and Sugarbee are likely related. Even if they aren"t, they certainly act close enough to be. They"ll keep each other company through thick and thin.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 21, 2023
Washington recruits dogs and cats in war on rodents
There were nearly 13,400 calls to a city hotline for rat issues in 2022, up around 2,000 on the year before, according to local media reports. Now, some residents are fighting back.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / ADOPT ME!
Jun 18, 2023
This feline pair is learning to trust again
After being a rescued from a hoarding situation, a couple of young cats rely on each other to make sense of the world again.

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves