Hina has passed away


Hina passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12th.

Cystitis had relapsed since several days ago.

It seems that it was sepsis.

As usual, Hina—who always loved to eat—ate and drunk her food & milk 20~30 minutes before she died.

Kami-sama (God) took her very quickly after that.

To be honest, I thought Hina can live a little bit more, so I feel sad.

Even so, a loved one’s death has always helped me grow—change my weakness to strength.

It’s a beginning of a new relationship with Hina now.

I’m going to pour my energy to animal rescue activities as I know Hina is watching me.

Hina, you worked hard.

Many, many thanks!

Our sky gained another beautiful star.




I grew up with dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, hamsters, fish and love animals since day one. I use to work as writer/magazine editor in Japan and after moving to the United States, I started volunteering at the local animal shelters and rescue organizations. I have been fostering many dogs and cats since 2007. Currently, I am actively feeding many feral cats and doing their TNR (Trap Neuter Return) in the community.

I live with my 12 year old dog and 2 cats. I had lost 13 years old, "long term foster dog" to cancer at the end of Oct 2015. My hope is to create a sanctuary for senior and special needs homeless animals and treat them with both western medicines and holistic way.

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