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The Japan Animal Welfare Society (JAWS)

Honorary President: Her Royal Highness Princess Hitachi

Chairman of the Board: Mitsutaka Kurokawa,
Established as a Legal Entity in 1956, JAWS has a more than 60 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

  1. Public education on animal welfare and activities for the prevention of cruelty
  2. Subsidizing spay/neuter programs in order to prevent unwanted pets
  3. Rehoming of abandoned and surrendered animals
  4. Animal rescue during disasters as well as in animal hoarding cases
  5. Sponsoring workshops, seminars, and symposium as well as an annual competition for school children writing about their animal experiences
  6. Public education concerning the Animal Welfare Law and cooperating with the government in reviewing the law
  7. Click here(Act on Welfare and Management of Animals(Act No. 105 of October 1, 1973)(Provisional translation):Ministry of the Environment )

  8. Operating a call center for animal issues and gathering animal related information both domestically and internationally
Organization

6 branches throughout Japan

Membership

Approximately 2760members

Much of the activities of the organization are conducted by volunteers centered around the branch offices.

Membership dues

Corporate Members(with right to vote) a/f ¥50,000
Supportive Members(with right to vote) ¥ 7,000
Assistant Members ¥3,000
Youth Members ¥1,000

(Lifetime Membership suspended)
Funding

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.

Contact us

Zip code 141-0022
FREUNDE 2F, 2-6-5 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan

TEL:03-6455-7733

Please push “2” for the consultation about animals, and “3” for other inquiries.


FAX:03-6455-7730

URL:https://www.jaws.or.jp


We have limited number of staff who can speak English, your kind understanding is appreciated.

Bank Account

  • Mizuho Bank
  • Roppongi Branch -branch#053 7-15-7 Roppongi, Minatoku,Tokyo
  • Ordinary account #2814596
  • Japan Animal Welfare Society
  • Swift code:MHBKJPJT

Annual Report for 2019
(Summary-animal welfare related matters)

Click here(Annual Report for 2019)

1.About our membership
As of the end of March,2019, the numbers of the membership by category.

Honorary Member 1
Corporate Members(with right to vote)
a/f ¥50,000
28
Lifetime Members(with right to vote) 
¥140,000
142
Supportive Members(with right to vote) 
¥ 7,000
232
Assistant Members
¥3,000
2338
Youth Members 
¥1,000
24
Total 2765

Your application for the membership is always welcome. Contact our office at 03-6455-7733.

2.About our activities in 2019

  1. We subsidized around 4,070 operations of “Spaying & Neutering” in fiscal year (FY)2019.
  2. Headquarters including CC Kuro and 6 branches matched 678 dogs & cats with new owners in FY 2019.
  3. Telephone Counseling for concerned owners.
    We received many consultations about possible adoptions, cruelty , neglect, diseases, and animal abuse,among wich,animal hoarding cases and video clips on animal abuse have increased.
  4. We hold many workshops,lectures including Citizen Forum for Animal Welfare,Veterinary Forensics Seminar,Shelter Medicine Seminar,Welfare of Animals used in Exhibitions,Welfare of Farm Animals and RSPCA Advanced Workshop.
  5. The 60th Annual Protection Essay Contest was held and the number of the applications was 2,386.
  6. To raise funds for our activities, sold picture books and cards designed by HIH Princess Hitachi and JAWS’s original goods such as T-shirts, mugs, and calendars etc.
  7. We published JAWS Report No.85, 86, animal welfare related special reports in 2019.

The Japan Animal Welfare Society Ltd (JAWS UK)

JAWS UK The Japan Animal Welfare Society Ltd

The Japan Animal Welfare Society Ltd (JAWS UK) was created in1956 to raise public awareness and funding to ensure pioneering animal welfare activities in Japan.JAWS UK has been and will be supporting JAWS JAPAN activities as a major patron.

Registered Charity No: 244534 (England & Wales).
Registratered Company No: 855624.

JAWS UK website