Forcing dogs into clothes in the very hot summer months can cause matted fur and skin problems, for example, and an imbalanced diet can lead to obesity.
This is a heavy burden for them to carry. More than 3, cats and dogs are put down every year in the facility, the second-highest rate in the country for municipal shelters in cities with populations ofor more. Officials hope that number will begin to fall, thanks to a new policy set up last year that allows cats to be up for adoption.
Sometimes we do home checks. In Tokyo we have two to three adoption fairs per month and also visit international schools. Yet he was loyal, and that was enough — at least back then. Most local authorities, often employing vets, do not understand the meaning of cruelty or how to define it.
As a result, the number of pets that the center had to take in declined. For some pets that end up in the Animal Protection and Consultation Center in Tokyo, rehoming is not even attempted and they are sent to their death after only seven days.
After the professor died suddenly in of a stroke, Hachiko continued to wait patiently outside the station for his master day in, day out for another nine long years, until his own demise.