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Introduction

About WanDouble

Introduction

Message from the President

What we want is an end to the practice of putting down dogs and cats that have been neglected, abandoned, rejected by breeders or become strays, and to find them lifelong foster homes that can give them the gift of life.
WanDouble started life as an NPO in May 2014. Since then, we have continued to focus primarily on animal rescue and protection activities, including the following.

1. Operating Shared House, a facility looking after rescue dogs, and a cat café designed to find foster homes for rescue cats
2. Rescuing, protecting and finding foster homes for dogs and cats that are due to be put down at local authority facilities, including elderly dogs, dogs that are ill or injured, and dogs that are difficult to re-home
3. Operating a Type B Continuous Employment Support Division to provide jobs for disabled people

We use a donation system to secure the funding we need to continue with these activities. We have set up a dog sponsorship scheme to provide support for dogs in our care, and ask people to give monthly donations starting from ¥1,000, to contribute to general costs and medical expenses for dogs at Shared House. Donors who sign up to our dog sponsorship scheme, and indeed members of the public, can watch anytime webcam footage of dogs at Shared House on their smartphones or computers.

We have also started to work on linking employment support for disabled people with our animal protection activities. There are people who struggle to lead normal working lives in our modern society, for a variety of reasons. We provide workplaces for people like that, including those with physical disabilities, and employ them as members of staff here at our foundation. We offer job opportunities that help people to get a foothold back into the community, through the soothing experience of caring for animals.

It would be fair to say that many of the people affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake are still not being provided with a sufficient level of care.
We work with people looking after animals, either on an individual basis or as part of animal protection organizations based in the affected area, to release and protect pets that were left behind following the rescue operations. At Shared House, we are currently looking after a number of dogs that have been sent to us from the Tohoku area, and we are making preparations to rescue cats from the area too. If we continue to be involved in the affected area, this will generate more jobs for people looking after rescued animals, which in turn will contribute to support for continuous employment.

 

We have also been involved in providing hand-crafted products in support of the affected area, and are always looking for different ways to offer employment. All of our activities are driven by the idea of “animals and people living together and helping one another”. Our goal is to make a greater difference to as many people and animals as possible.

 

Yuzo Naruto, President
WanDouble

Philosophy

*Making everyone on this earth happy

Having started life as an NPO, WanDouble was reborn on December 1, 2015, when we established it as a foundation with the aim of taking our activities to the next level.

We look after dogs (homeless dogs with no owners) from all over the country at Shared House. Under the care of our specialist staff, our mission here at WanDouble is to provide a way for dogs to meet new foster homes, so that we can give them a new lease on life and help them to find a new beginning.

*Protecting precious lives, thrown away carelessly through human selfishness

Approximately 130,000 dogs and cats are put to sleep by the authorities every year, having been abandoned by their owners. We aim to do anything we can to improve this situation.

 

*Being a part of animals’ lives and thinking about their needs

There are usually around 100 dogs and cats at Shared House, on average. Members of staff are always working together to find new homes for them.