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Donations Save Lives

In the world of animal rescue, it's no secret that the cost of veterinary care can quickly escalate. We never want to withhold life-saving medical care due to the cost. Our organization is funded entirely by donations from people just like you. Every little bit counts as we are always in need of formula, food, litter, and numerous kinds of medications. In addition, each Kawakuji Animal Rescue animal leaves us with a clean bill of health, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed or neutered. In order to properly care for every animal in our care, your generosity means the world to us. Please consider becoming a monthly member of our Patreon so we can continue to provide the high level of care we can take pride in.


This is just a few examples of the work we do. Every animal brings their own unique challenges. Our team wants to thank everyone for helping and making these success stories possible. If you want to follow along with Bo or any other Kawakuji Animal Rescue's cases, please feel free to follow us on our social media <3

Our Success Stories



Bo is truly the Kawakuji Official Mascot. He is unrecognizable from when we first met him after he was abandoned.  He was skin and bones, covered in fleas, had a perianal adenoma, rotten teeth, entry stage kidney failure, a prostate the size of a grapefruit, a UTI, he was mostly blind, and completely deaf. We weren't sure where to even begin with all of his conditions, but we knew we had to try! The first thing we did was take out those bad teeth, remove the tumor, and get him neutered. A lot of his problems stemmed from being unneutered! Within a few months, his prostate shrank back to normal and the tumor was determined to be benign. We are currently working on different medications to help him with his chronic UTIs and incontinence. A specialized diet has also helped his kidney's function return to normal ranges! With help from our supporters, we've given this Very Good Boy another year of life with love and comfort. His case is ongoing, and it's unlikely he'll ever be fully able to leave the rescue, so every donation helps to keep on top of the various medical care he requires.


With rescues, one can never be 100% certain about the underlying condition of the animals. This was especially true with Gigi. Her litter came in quite young and they all seemed to be doing perfectly well until at just 10 weeks old, Gigi suddenly became unable to keep down her food. After a close x-ray, her usual veterinarian realized she had megaesophagus. For her, a congenital condition that meant the muscles in her esophagus were unable to swallow properly because of its dilated size. This would have resulted in chronic pneumonia and, eventually, death had it not been discovered. Luckily, we caught her condition in time and it was determined to be operable. Thanks to our supporters, we could find the right veterinarian for the job! He completed the procedure with no complications and now she is living a wonderful, and hopefully long, life with her forever family.



Tiara and her brother Leo were returned to us when their family was struggling due to COVID. Shortly after their return, Tiara was diagnosed with FIP (feline infectious peritonitis), a virus caused by a mutation in feline coronaviruses. FIP was believed to be 100% fatal until very recently. With a new experimental drug, the once deadly disease could be cured! She needed daily injections for 84 days to the tune of about ¥300,000 (yikes!). With supporters like you, we could source the medicine for Tiara to live a long and healthy life.


This poor baby was one of the worst cases we had every seen. Rescued by a good Samaritan, she was emaciated, covered in fleas, had mange, and her back legs were totally paralyzed. It's highly likely she was attacked by a large dog or another person as she was wary of our help- and skeptical of all humans. A dedicated foster family took up the challenge and Emi thrived. After receiving twice daily acupuncture, laser therapy, twice weekly regenerative injections, and daily physical therapy, a miracle happened: Emi regained partial use of her hind legs! She still requires her bladder and bowels to be manually expressed for the rest of her life, but she's alive and loves her new brothers in her new forever family. Her recovery was in large part due to her fighting spirit. She never gave up! Thankfully, we didn't either- no matter the cost, and that was only possible thanks to you.

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