Support of Promotional Activities of Assistance Dogs for the Physically Disabled
In order to fulfill our mission statement of enhancing the value of animals, and contribute to social well-being, ZENOAQ actively supports promotional activities of assistance dogs for the physically disabled. With the enforcement of “The Act on Assistance Dogs for Physically Disabled Persons” in Japan in 2002, legal recognition has further confirmed the importance of assistance dogs in our society. Although this has allowed more promotional opportunities via mass media to increase public awareness, our society still severely lacks civic-mindedness, which is why a lot of work still has to be done to create a society that is assistance dogs and physically disabled friendly. In cooperation with the Japanese Service Dog Resource Center (JSDRC), ZENOAQ has prioritized these issues so that continuous effort can be made to support this cause.