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Shikoku Preservation: Progress Update and Upcoming Fundraising Events

We are making great progress with the Preservation Effort, collecting $1030 in a little under a week.   Each dollar brings us one step closer to getting those puppies to the US, so if you haven’t contributed yet then it’s not too late to do so.  There are several ways to contribute:

 

- With a Paypal account, you can send your contribution to:  young_serenity@yahoo.com  Doing so through a verified bank account, instead of through a credit or debit card, will waive the Paypal fees.

-If you don’t have a Paypal account you can use the Donate button below and use either a credit/debit card or electronic check transfer, it is secure and your information will remain private.

-If you would rather mail us a check, feel free to contact us so we can give you instructions on where to send it.

 

We will be ordering some t-shirts with the North American Shikoku Club logo on them, and for a $25-$30 donation per t-shirt you can show your support by wearing one of these.  For a $25 donation, you can get the t-shirt pictured with the NASC logo big and centered on the front.  For a $30 donation, you can get the NASC logo on both sides, with the front being on the left breast pocket side.  Shipping is included in the donation so ordering several t-shirts will allow for us to apply more of the donation towards our Preservation Effort. Made of a light cotton based fabric, these t-shirts are incredibly comfortable and stylish.  To be included in this t-shirt order, please have your donation sent via Paypal to young_serenity@yahoo.com by Thursday, March 8th. When sending your t-shirt donation, please specify your desired size and if it is for a man, woman, or child.  Click here to see a sizing chart.  Also be sure to include the address you would like it shipped to.  We hope to also at some point offer tank tops and hoodies, so keep checking back to see when they become available.

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Coming soon, we will be auctioning off some amazing items on our blog and Facebook page.  Leashes, collars and even some Shikoku Ken artwork will be auctioned off, so check often for  updates.  If you would like to donate an item for future auctions, please contact us at preservation@shikokuclub.org with the subject header reading Auction Donations, and we will give you instructions on where to sent the items to.

 




Shikoku Preservation: Do Your Part to Help!!

Hello all,

I am contacting you today in regards to the Shikoku Ken breed and its status in Japan. Due to the lack of local interest in the breed within its home country, breeders aren’t encouraged to breed, which in turn risks the loss of genetic diversity in the breed. Surprisingly enough, there are approximately 10 Shikoku Ken puppies available at this time, a rare amount for a rare breed. With so many available, why not take advantage of it and ensure that at least 2 of these puppies are imported into the US.

I come to you today to request your assistance in making the importation of 2 puppies possible. With your contribution, these puppies can be brought to the US and not only help the genetic diversity locally, but also help show the Japanese breeders that there is still interest in the breed. With this, more litters will become available in Japan for future importation. Japanese breeders will become more comfortable with sending puppies out to other countries, not just to the US.

When the pups are brought over, they will be temporarily housed and evaluated to ensure that there is a match between them and their new home. The puppies will be unrelated and both female, coat color to be determined. If you would like to be considered as a new home for one of these puppies, please contact me privately for further details.

The goal amount is $6000 to get these two puppies to the US, with over $500 already raised. This may sound like a significant amount, but if we all pitch in, we will hit that goal in no time.  For an idea of the cost breakdown, please check out this link:

http://www.nihonken.org/forum/index.php?p=/discussion/5541/exporting-dogs-from-japan/#Item_18

To contribute, you can send your paypal payment to: young_serenity@yahoo.com. If you have a verified Paypal account, the Paypal fees can be waived if you transfer the money directly from your bank account or Paypal funds instead of through a credit or debit card.   If you do not have a Paypal account, you can click on the Donate button below and Contribute with a credit/debit card or bank transfer:

 

 

Feel free to spread the word about this effort to help preserve the Shikoku Ken. Updates of the progress will be shared when applicable, and I hope to get out pictures of the puppies once they are in the US. Any extra amount collected will go towards the future importation of puppies through the North American Shikoku Club. If you have any additional questions, don’t be afraid to ask.

Thank you,

Beth Bennett
Shikoku Ken owner and enthusiast