The Japan Animal Welfare Society JAWS
Honorary President: Her Royal Highness Princess Hitachi
Chairman of the Board: Shinichiro Yamashita
Established as a Legal Entity in 1956, JAWS has a 50 year history of serving as a central member of the animal welfare community in Japan and of working with numerous domestic and foreign organizations.
Main sphere of activities
- Public education on animal welfare and activities for the prevention of cruelty
- Subsidizing spay/neuter programs in order to prevent unwanted pets
- Rehoming of abandoned and surrendered animals
- Animal rescue during disasters
- Sponsoring workshops, seminars, and symposium as well as an annual competition for school children writing about their animal experiences
- Public education concerning the Animal Welfare Law and cooperating with the government in reviewing the law
- Operating a call enter for animal issues and gathering animal related information both domestically and internationally
6 branches and communication center throughout Japan
Full Membership 7000yen per year
Supporting Member 3000yen per year
Much of the activities of the organization are conducted by volunteers
centered around the branch offices and the communication centers.
JAWS receives no government subsidy and is entirely dependent on Membership fees and donations from the public
Please support our activities. Our office and bank data are listed below.
Zip code 141-0022
2-6-5 Fuloinde Bldg. Higashigotanda,Shinagawaku, Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Branch -branch#053 7-15-7 Roppongi, Minatoku,Tokyo
Ordinary account #2814596
Japan Animal Welfare Society
Annual Report for 2014(Summary-animal welfare related matters)
1.About our membership
As of the end of March,2015, the numbers of the membership by category
|Corporate Members(with right to vote)a/f ￥50,000||32|
|Lifetime Members(with right to vote) ￥140,000||153|
|Supportive Members(with right to vote) ￥ 7,000||253|
|Youth Members ￥1,000||35|
Your application for the membership is always welcome. Contact our office at 03-6455-7733.
2.We subsidized more than 3,000 operations of “Spaying & Neutering”.
3.We held seminars, lectures about animal welfare, such as, Shelter Medicine Seminar, RSPCA Animal Welfare Short-Tem Seminar.
4.Telephone Counseling for concerned owners.
We received many consultations about possible adoptions, cruelty , neglect, diseases, etc.
5.Events to mark Be Kind to Animals were held on Sep.23(Tue.), 2014, in Ueno.
6.The 55th Annual Protection Essay Contest was held and the number of the applications was 1,279.
7.We received 35 consultations over purchases of pets from pet shops. Issues were about the prices, diseases, caused mainly by poor communication between the shops and the pet buyers.
8.Headquarters including CC Kuro and 5 branches matched 636 dogs & cats with new owners.
9.To promote AIPO chips (Animal ID Promotion Organization) related organizations cooperated.
10.We published JAWS Report No.74, 75 and 76, special reports related animal welfare.
11.To raise funds for our activities, we held Charity BINGO Party, sold picture books and design cards by HIH Princess Hitachi and JAWS’s original goods such as T-shirts, mugs etc.