A vet in Japan has launched a campaign for pet-friendly evacuation shelters after it emerged earthquake victims slept in their cars rather than be separated from their animals.Ryunosuke Tokuda provided shelter for 1,000 pet owners and 2,000 pets at his animal hospital following the powerful Kyushu earthquake in April of this year, after spending two years converting the veterinary centre in Kunamoto for such an eventuality. He’s now urging lawmakers to provide similar facilities for future events, the Japan Times says. Mr Tokuda has substantial public backing, with more than 33,000 people signing a petition presented to the region’s parliamentary representative, but he faces the problem of a lack of funding, the paper reports.His idea took root when he visited the north-eastern Tohoku region in the … Next »
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