Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support

Hikone-shi-ken, Shiga Prefecture
Type of Organization
Rescue and Education
Services Provided
Anti-Cruelty and Animal Rescue
Their Work

Rescue and Support of Animal Victims

Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (JEARS) is a collaboration of three established and registered no kill animal rescue NPOs in Japan.  The intention behind the creation of JEARS is to coordinate rescue and support efforts for animals in crisis due to the March 11th  Earthquake and Tsunami in Northern Japan.

The founding partners are:
David Wybenga and Susan Roberts of Japan Cat Network, 
Susan Mercer of HEART-Tokushima
, and Isabella Gallaon-Aoki of Animal Friends Niigata.

These groups along with individual volunteers who have put aside their own challenges to help with this effort are working tirelessly to rescue and re-home animals in Japan affected by this tragedy. These are no kill groups that have been rescuing and re-homing animals in Japan for many years. Funds will be used directly for animal rescue and support.

SPCA International is hopeful that our Emergency Grant will help these groups and volunteers to continue these life saving efforts.

Additional Info and Website

To donate to JEARS Internationally, please use the following address:

Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue & Support
Shiga Center
David Wybenga (JCN)
173 Inae-cho, Hikone-shi-ken
Japan 521-1125


For donations In the USA:

To make a tax-deductible donation, send checks and money orders payable to:

PO Box 125
Alto, MI 49302.
EIN #38-3714965

Or via PayPal or ChipIn at: http://www.jears.net

Paypal donations are ONLY tax deductible if made to: [email protected].