Starting in July, the prefecture is raising funds for lifetime care fees for protected Akita dogs. Through Government Crowd Funding (GCF) using the Hometown Tax Donation System, the target amount is two million yen. Donations can be made until October 4th, 2023, via the dedicated page on the Furusato Choice website.
The subject Akita dogs are Ringo (ten-year-old female) and her siblings Gon (eight-year-old male) and Karin (eight-year-old female), all of whom were taken in by the general incorporated association “One for Akita.” They have been trying to transfer them to foster parents, but as they get older, it has become more and more challenging to match them. One for Akita will continue to look for foster parents for Gon and Karin, but if none are found, the association will keep the three animals until their passing.
According to One for Akita, it costs approximately 100,000 yen per month to raise and keep an Akita dog, including feeding and medical expenses. Supporters will receive postcards and other benefits for donating.
One for Akita said, “We would like to ask for your cooperation to save as many lives as possible.” The prefectural government’s division in charge said, “We hope it will also provide an opportunity to think about dogs that are protected due to inappropriate breeding conditions.”
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In addition, Akita Prefecture also welcomes financial support to a welfare organization that works to eliminate the killing of shelter dogs and cats.
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