Formally established in 2004, OAARS is the only animal rescue group in Okinawa, Japan to be officially registered as a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with both the Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) and Kadena Air Base. OAARS works with the military bases and local community to rescue abandoned, mistreated, and lost animals on Okinawa. OAARS is 100% volunteer-based. Together, we have helped find loving homes for more than 700 animals!
We are always looking for volunteers and foster homes to join our team - the more foster homes we have, the more animals we can help. If you are interested, please explore our Get Involvedpage!
Okinawa has an alarming number of homeless animals. The rate at which Animal Control kills these animals is even more alarming. Only ten percent of the animals that are brought to the Okinawa Animal Prefecture Animal Protection Center will survive.