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Our new Sanctuary in Shitsugawa, Sasayama, Hyogo prefecture is the biggest and most exciting project that ARK has ever undertaken. It will help us reach out to help more homeless animals and is major step forward in the development of animal welfare in Japan.
We have the LAND, we have the PLANS now all we need are the BUILDINGS and the FACILITIES.
After years of searching for the right piece of land, we knew, when we first saw it, that THIS WAS IT, the perfect place.
Surrounded by natural scenery and unspoilt countryside, mountains and a crystal clear river, we plan to build an animal sanctuary in keeping with this atmosphere; a place where both people and animals can relax and enjoy this peaceful atmosphere. We will leave as much of the natural scenery as it is, especially trees and will surround the buildings with lots of greenery; trees and plants. The land covers about 7000 tsubo, 5.5 acres, it is flat and sunny with good road access.
We plan to build a facility which will include; reception, offices, clinic, isolation unit, rooms for probably 100 dogs and 100 cats, a special section for our sponsor animals, another for 'special needs' dogs and cats, a training centre which will double up as a lecture room, weekend cottages for people to stay and a dogland. We plan to use solar heating and natural light where possible. Of course all this will take time and we will build and extend when funds become available.
This is not just an ARK place, it is a place to be enjoyed by everyone, people and animals alike. Will you help achieve our dream. Together we can build a better world for homeless animals.
Sanctuary Fund P.O. a/c no. 00970-9-58799
|Our priority now is on housing the remaining 16 dogs from the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, many of whom have owners, but who are unable to take them back. The area (land) where the Earthquake dogs are now housed, has been rented for many years but now due to changing circumstances of the owners, is due to be returned to them. That means there is some urgency in building new kennels for them in Sasayama. Your continuing support is appreciated.|