free stitch Charity Activities Update

It has been 10 years since we started our charity activities at free stitch.

Since its inception, we have successfully distributed more than 1,000 charity collars as gifts to support new dog foster parents.

With the continued kind dedication and co-operation of our customers, we can continue our charity activities to raise awareness of animal welfare in Japan.

We would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you very much’ to everyone.

According to a report by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment, the number of animals euthanized in Japan is decreasing each year, and the number of adopted animals is on the rise. However, the reality is that there are still countless dogs and cats waiting to be adopted by new foster families.

We at free stitch hope to continue promoting awareness of issues facing pet adoption in Japan through our regular charity activities, such as charity photo shoots and charity content at our breed-specific meetup events. We will continue to donate both our special ‘I’m Home. Welcome Home’ collars to new foster families, plus pet food and supplies to animal shelters around the country. 

free stitch has also recently started promoting the new ‘Yellow Dog’ project. In order to create a society where dogs can live in peace alongside humans, we feel it is important to spread the word about using a yellow ribbon to protect the feelings of our beloved four-legged companions. 

At free stitch, we believe that if each one of us thinks even just a little bit about adopting shelter dogs, the current number of dogs being euthanized in Japan will hopefully decrease. Many of us wish we adopt a dog or cat as a foster parent, but there may sometimes be reasons why we can’t. Just talking with people around you about the current situation of shelter pets in Japan and around the world may make people's awareness increase a little. Even If your friends and families already have pets, they often don't know about the number of dogs being put to sleep or the situation facing shelter dogs around the world. We could start by telling people we know that there are charity events like those held by free stitch that work towards building a brighter future for pets in need. 

We at free stitch hope to continue our charity activities and help make the world a better place for pets and their families.

Thank you very much for your continued support.

The free stitch Team