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Japan Assistance Dog Association, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation From Kansai! We want to dispatch facility dogs to children’s hospitals and bring smiles to the faces of children facing illness!

Japan Assistance Dog Association Public Interest Incorporated Foundation [From Kansai! ] We want to dispatch facility dogs to children’s hospitals and bring smiles to the faces of children facing illness! Japan Assistance Dog Association’s challenge “Project Juliet” ……
The Japan Assistance Dog Association, a public interest incorporated foundation that trains, certifies, and educates assistance dogs (guide dogs, service dogs, and hearing dogs), has started a new training project with the desire to “raise facility dogs who can accompany children fighting illness.” start. In conjunction with “Facility Dog Day” on July 1st, we are also conducting crowdfunding around the time to develop our business.
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/116488/10/resize/d116488-10-9817aecc5e3394ebbefb-2.jpg&s3=116488-10-b0f351adbbf4ddb60d455107c29dd8bf-1365×1198.jpg] \”I can do my best if I’m with my dog.” Facility dogs that accompany you during treatment and hospitalization/
Facility dogs are dogs that have undergone specialized training and are used in facilities such as hospitals. Together with our trusted trainers, we are dispatched to people facing hospitalization and treatment.
Hospital treatment can be difficult even for adults. Painful injections, uncertain days of tests, surgeries, etc. place a lot of pressure and stress on patients and their families. Children in particular have to undergo painful treatments and various tests, and some of them say they don’t want to go.
In these situations, a facility dog ​​will accompany you and soothe your heart. Facility dogs add comfort to your days at the hospital by sleeping with you on the bed, accompanying you during difficult treatments, and accompanying you on your way to the operating room. \Aiming for “a few animals in Japan” → “one animal at a time at a children’s hospital”/
On the other hand, in children’s hospitals in Japan, there are only a few facility dogs raised by private organizations. They are active mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area, and there is not even a training base in the Kansai region yet. Additionally, the biggest challenge is low awareness in Japan, including in the medical field. Therefore, in order to overcome this situation, we will collaborate with Sakae Kokai, a social medical corporation located in Izumisano City, Osaka Prefecture, to start “Project Juliet” to train facility dogs in Osaka and dispatch them to children’s hospitals. . The core of the team is Dr. Kaoru Nakamura, who himself suffers from an incurable progressive disease and works with his service dog, Juliet, to treat and rehabilitate patients.
Professor Nakamura hopes, “I want to take what I received from Juliet and give it to children with illnesses and disabilities.” To that end, he is fully responsible for the training required for facility dogs at medical institutions, and aims to deliver the training to children in hospitals from his base in Izumisano City, Osaka Prefecture.
[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/116488/10/resize/d116488-10-0fbcd89c9a8cf88ac410-1.jpg&s3=116488-10-da14d8b87623c025acfa7174c52f5e8f-1774×2364.jpg] This project requires a fund of 13 million yen, mainly for the cost of raising and training facility dogs. In order to raise funds for this activity, the Japan Assistance Dog Association has launched a crowdfunding page. Approximately 1.5 million yen has already been raised by 48 people, and we are aiming to achieve this goal in the remaining 65 days until the end of August.
https://syncable.biz/campaign/6084
[Recruitment overview]
◆Sponsor: Japan Assistance Dog Association
◆Period: Until August 31st (Saturday)
◆Target: 13 million yen
◆Use: The money will be used to pay for the facility dog’s visits to children’s hospitals.
*Donations to our association are eligible for preferential tax treatment. \Please give us your warm support for crowdfunding/
Our team hopes to deliver a moment of healing as soon as possible to children across the country who are battling illness at this very moment.
We need your support and encouragement. All donations received will be carefully used for the training of facility dogs. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation.
In addition, we would like to thank the media for the medical treatment and rehabilitation of Dr. Nakamura and Juliet at Sakae Kokai (Izumisano City, Osaka Prefecture), and the training of assistance dogs at the Japan Assistance Dog Association (Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture). I would be very grateful if you could interview me and find out how things are going. Thank you for your consideration. ◼︎What is the Japan Assistance Dog Association?
The Japan Assistance Dog Association (Public Interest Incorporated Foundation) aims to create a society where users and assistance dogs can be encountered on street corners as a matter of course, and is working to contribute to a society in which humans and animals coexist in rich harmony. As the only organization in Japan that can train and certify three types of assistance dogs: guide dogs, service dogs, and hearing dogs, we were established in 2002 with the enforcement of the Assistance Dogs for Persons with Physical Disabilities Act
(hereinafter referred to as the “Assistance Dogs Act”). . Since our establishment, we have fostered and lent out 122 assistance dogs (41 guide dogs, 25 service dogs, and 56 hearing dogs).

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