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Ozato

 

History and Background of Ozato

  • Ozato's nickname comes from the village where it is located, Ozato Village. 
  • The actual name of Ozato is the Okinawa Prefectural Animal Protection and Control Center.
  • Ozato is a Japanese Government run animal facility (kill-shelter).
  • In 1969 Ozato was formed out of a make shift office to help control the stray population.
  • By 1977 Ozato become a government supported entity with its own facility.
  • In 1995 Ozato started holding adoption events for locals every Wednesday, which still exists today.
  • In 2005 Ozato established Animal Protections Laws to protect the animals of the island.
  • Ozato is in charge of all of the stray animals on island including outer lying islands near Okinawa, Japan.

Processing Procedures of Stray Animals

    • All stray animals picked up on the island of Okinawa, Japan go to Ozato.
    • From there Dogs/Puppies are given 5 working days to be claimed, on the 6th working day they are gassed.
    • From there Cats/Kittens are given 4 working days to be claimed, on the 5th working day they are gassed. 
    • Visitors are not allowed to view the selection of strays. If you are interested in an animal an adoption coordinator must be with you.
    • All animals meeting their final day, are gassed promptly the following morning.
    • The gassing process is very slow lasting around 20 minutes, and a very painful suffering death ensues.
    • The final process is all animals are incinerated on site at their crematorium. 

    Statistical History of Animals Gassed

    • In 1992 13,606 Dogs/Puppies were gassed, with a break down of 40-60 animals daily.
    • In 1998 13,202 Dogs/Puppies were gassed, with a break down of 40-60 animals daily.
    • In 2004   7,119 Dogs/Puppies were gassed, with a break down of 22-32 animals daily.
    • In 2008   4,848 Dogs/Puppies were gassed, with a break down of 15-25 animals daily.
    • The Cat/Kitten information has not been stored, but their estimates are almost double the amount of Dogs/Puppies.

    Current Statistical History as of 2009 of Animals Gassed

    Dogs/Puppies:

    • In 2009, 2,718 Dogs were captured.
    • In 2009, 569 Puppies were captured.
    • In 2009, 476 Dogs were turned in.
    • In 2009, 81 Puppies were turned in.
    • In 2009, 395 Dogs/Puppies were reunited with their owners.
    • In 2009, 315 Dogs/Puppies were adopted.
    • In 2009, 734 Dogs/Puppies were from outer lying islands.
    • In 2009, 3,868 Dogs/Puppies were gassed, with a break down of 12-20 animals daily.

    Cats/Kittens:

    • In 2009, 2,174 Cats were captured.
    • In 2009, 1,565 Kittens were captured. 
    • In 2009, 231 Cats were turned in.
    • In 2009, 164 Kittens were turned in.
    • In 2009, 7 Cats/Kittens were reunited with their owners.
    • In 2009, 84 Cats/Kittens were adopted.
    • In 2009, 233 Cats/Kittens were from outer lying islands.
    • In 2009, 4,276 Cats/Kittens were gassed, with a break down of 14-20 animals daily.
    *****The current statistics and information have been taken from the 2009-2010 Okinawa Prefectural Animal Protection and Control Center annual report which are given out in limited supply.

                    
                                                           Ozato                                                               Entrance to Ozato    


    DR. ODA  ASSESSING ONE OF THE DOGS WE ARE PULLING

    CAT ROOM WHERE ALL THE CATS ARE KEPT FOR 4 DAYS BEFORE THEY ARE GASSED

    ONE OF THE CELLS WHERE THE DOGS ARE KEPT FOR 5 DAYS BEFORE BEING GASSED



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