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Updated on April 16, 2012
These three are currently available for adoption.
(Japanese only, English profile will be ready soon.)
Come and visit ARK to see them!
ARK rescued 7 Shin Tzu dogs on March 6, 2012.
The owner of these dogs was an older man living on his own. A social worker contacted ARK about the dogs when the owner was taken to into care for dementia.
Although the owner fed them, he never got them groomed. Their fur was so tangled and matted, they were like felt balls!
As we cut off the fur using electric clippers (it was almost like sheep shearing), lovely Shin Tzu dogs appeared.
Thanks to ear cleaning and shampoo every day, their skin condition is improving.
Some have damaged eyes and some already lost their vision (it looks like there might have been fights between them.) Some of them may require surgery to remove damaged eyes.
Although they were fed, they are still skinny. They will continue to get regular vet checks to monitor their progress. Once they are healthy enough they will be spayed or neutered and given dental cleanings before being put up for adoption.
They are all between the ages of 8 to10 but they are friendly and do not bark much.
We look forward to the time when they can meet their new family!
|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.|