Humane Education, Adoption and Rescue Tokushima

HEART is a registered NPO run solely on a volunteer basis and funded entirely through donations.  We are based in Tokushima, Japan and our aim is to build a community in which companion animals can live free from suffering or cruelty. Our activities include rescue, care and re-homing of stray, abandoned, abused and neglected animals.  We also promote spay/neuter and responsible pet ownership through education and supportive means.

HEART was founded in 2006 by Canadian Susan Mercer with the long-term goal of developing an animal rescue center in the Shikoku area and decreasing the stray dog and cat population through spay/neuter.


Helping animals

Donations can be made to HEART:

HEART Shelter Fund

Post Office account

Account number: 01690−4−100481


Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ

Branch 546 (Tokushima, Motomachi)

Account number: 0052370  HEART


Within Japan:  AWA BANK, Ihoku branch

                      Account #:1162706  HEART


PayPal account:  susan@heart-tokushima.com

Contact us!
mail: susan@heart-tokushima.com
Phone: 080-3927-0660

To support our work, please consider a one time gift from the dropdown below.