ARK - Animal Refuge Kansai

Animal Refugee Kansai NomaOhara595, Nosecho, Toyonogun, Osaka Prefecture 563-0131

Total Donations

¥ 19,036



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Davina Robinson donated ¥100 3 days ago

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Use of Funds

Give a vaccination to a shelter animal

Cost: One rabies vaccination - ¥1,000
Target: 40 vaccinations
By: end of August

Vaccinations are important in controlling the spread of preventable disease and illness, ensuring ARK animals are in the best condition when they are adopted by families.


Elizabeth Oliver

Certified NPO - Animal Refuge Kansai
Representative Director
Elizabeth Oliver

I came to Japan from England as an English teacher in 1968. I saw the plight of abandoned pets, animals without houses, and began to rescue animals with my friends. At that time there was almost no financial aid. Our activities were supported only by gifts of pet food. I continued caring for animals and a number of volunteers came on board. ARK was founded in 1990.
In the wake of the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake of 1995, we rescued and protected more than 600 animals, and we became the full-fledged shelter that we are today.

ARK is a non-profit, non-political private organization aimed to create a network of people who love animals, living together, and actively rescuing animals.
It is an animal rescue organization that insists rights of animals in Japan, improves animal problems domestically and internationally, and works to establish a truly effective animal protection law.

1: Mental and physical care of dogs and cats protected for various reasons, socialization training, foster care
2: Recommendation for infertile castration surgery to eliminate unwanted dogs and cats
3: Enlightenment activities to improve the level of animal welfare in Japan, Education for children and encouragement to administration
4: Construction of International Level Animal Welfare Center (Shinoyama ARK)