Aichi city aims to give ‘dropout’ service dogs a second life

National Jan 12, 2021

Aichi city aims to give ‘dropout’ service dogs a second life

The city of Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, is utilizing Japan's furusato nōzei hometown donation system to support a second life for dogs that fail to become service animals. There is currently no public support for such dogs, according to the Japan Service Dog Association. "There are ...

Nagakute turns on rogue pond turtles

National | CHUBU CONNECTION Dec 13, 2013

Nagakute turns on rogue pond turtles

The rampant rise of red-eared terrapins is posing an ecological threat in a park in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture. The turtles have been rapidly breeding in a popular pond in Irigaike Park since being abandoned by their owners. The 38,000-sq.-meter pond, originally used for agriculture, used to ...