Success Story: Jay
The Japan Times and Tokyo ARK have given Angels with Fur kind permission to reprint notices regarding pet adoptions (see: potential pets who have been featured on the Angels with Fur site). In addition to requests for adoption, they also publish success stories about pets who find new homes. Here is the latest success story.
The lovable Newfoundland Jay, pictured here with his new owner Ikuo Oiwa, was kept chained up inside an empty office at his former home. He was not allowed to play or approach other dogs. After being featured here in late April, he was adopted by Ikuo and his wife, Hiroko. The Oiwas, who reside in Ehime Prefecture, love big dogs and also have a female Bernese mountain dog named Flan. Ikuo flew to Tokyo to meet Jay, then flew him back to his new home. Jay is now part of the family, with a new big friend to run and play with, and a huge dog park to romp in. The Oiwas have even converted the car so Jay can ride to the park more comfortably. Most importantly, he has found a family that cares about him and loves and understands his breed. From ARK and The Japan Times, we extend the Oiwa family a most heartfelt thank-you for adopting Jay and showing that big dogs too can find love and wide open spaces in Japan.
Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, June 20, 2009. Photo by Hiroko Oiwa.
Interested in Adopting a Pet?
Please email ARK at tokyoark[at]arkbark.net or call 080-6146-3889 (English) or 080-6517-8913 (Japanese). Tokyo ARK is a nonprofit organization founded by Brit Elizabeth Oliver. It is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming abandoned animals. All animals are vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped. Prospective new owners undergo a screening process.
The Japan Times supports stray and abandoned animals by publishing this photo box every Saturday in the Weekend/People section of the paper. The information is then archived here on the Angels with Fur site one week later, on the following Saturday.