Summer is the worst season for dogs in Japan. Not only hot, but also very humid. The hottest time (Usually in August), the temperature become more than 40. Almost every day, it becomes 35. The condition is too bad for dogs. If we stop using air conditioner, dogs will die easily. And also summer is the most difficult season for us to get activities funds. In other seasons we do fundraising and enlightenment activity on the street, but in summer it is difficult for the temperature.
No matter what season it is, we need funds for dogs for food fee, medical care, and every care fee like trimming, training. In summer dogs need much good nutrition for their health, and also sometimes we want to give them some treats. Our association is 12 years old, and every year the activities fund in summer was the big problem. We hope we do our best for dogs' happiness and comfortable even in summer season.
In every summer, our income decreases drastically, so usually we get activities fund in other seasons, then distribute it for summer. If we have enough activities funds also in summer, we do not need to do that. It means we can do the distributed funds for other purposes, like visit to more facilities, sometimes as volunteer to school, and much better care for dogs. We believe if we have enough funds in summer, much people would get opportunity of our therapy, and also dogs become happier.
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