Connecting the foreign community in Okinawa

Okinawa Cat Project

The Okinawa Cat Project is a program by Okinawa Heartbeat designed to help volunteer groups work together to help the stray cats on the island. Our goal is raise money to facilitate TNR programs and help volunteers keep the numerous cat colonies well fed and looked after. You can support us by purchasing some of our items below.

We are directly involved in cat rescue, but the project is not merely about our own efforts. We want to bring together resources to help the dedicated volunteer groups continue the amazing work they do.

The Stray Cat Problem In Okinawa

Stray cats in Okinawa have a rough go. Volunteer groups around the island work hard to make their lives better by feeding them, nursing then when they’re sick and – to the extent that they can afford the vet bills – getting strays neutered and spayed so they can’t produce litter after litter of homeless kittens. The problem is, their resources are limited and the volunteers, who care deeply about the animals, often dip in to their own pockets to feed and TNR the cats. That’s why we’ve stepped up to help with our very own fundraising program.

Cats We've Helped So Far

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Cats Spayed/Neutered
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Strays Homed

These numbers represent the combined results of our own efforts and the work of volunteer groups we support.

Arnold, once a filthy, starving, flea-bitten kitten, now has a loving family.

Help Us Raise Money For Okinawan Cats

We get it, you already give a lot. That’s why we won’t ask you for a straight-up donation. Instead, we want you to buy one of our custom-designed t-shirts, tote bags or other items. You get an awesome product and the profits s go to help Okinawa’s stray cats. When you purchase online, we’ll ship your product anywhere in Japan. Shipping rates vary depending on the items ordered. We ship via regular post, so please allow time for your item to arrive. 

Our Products

Black T Okinawa Cat Project- ¥4,500

White T Okinawa Cat Project – ¥3,500

White T ‘Baby You’re So Cute’ – ¥3,000

‘Baby You’re So Cute’ Tote – ¥2,000

Note: The products featured on this page may not be exactly as pictured. Fabrics, garment shapes, inks used and design details may vary. 

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Cats Spayed/Neutered
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Strays Homed