Capture, abandonment, killing of stray cats? “No, even if it is a restaurant, or any service industry".
As Funabashi city in Chiba prefecture announces on their web site, the trading of captured cats is becoming rampant all over the country. Please be cautious about cat catcher-traders.
Funabashi city Website
renewed August 22, 2011.
Recently we received information informing us that many cats are missing all around the country. Even in Funabashi-city, there is similar information. We think this is because of the trading of captured cats.
There are many dangers for cats outdoors. We recommend you keep cats in inside. Please be careful when your cats go out.
If you have any information regarding this, please call the Animal Protection and Guidance Center in your region.
This is not only about restaurants. Hotels and private residents also capture, abandon, and kill stray cats. Yokohama-city has announced that such action is “Forbidden”
On their web site, Yokohama city is lending equipment which prevents entry of invasive cats, and also providing information on how to prevent invasion by cats. If these problems persist, it will be necessary to tackled the problem on a regional level. This issue must be discussed and dealt with by public offices, as well as by the citizens who take care of stray cats.
This year, most topics have been about the suffering animals in the disaster area. However, we must not forget about the animals in our local region.
There are so many abandoned dogs and cats in the Tamagawa riverbed, (Between Ota-ku, Tokyo and Kawasaki, Kanagawa), along with homeless people.
This is Shiro, 13 years old. He likes to bite, even the owner. But this owner takes care of Shiro, and as well as other dogs and cats. After a while, we brought food. Then we found swelling on Shiro. We brought him to TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital. It was cancer. We discussed with the owner whether do an operation or not. The owner lost another dog recently, which was 16 years old. The owner was terribly worried about whether Shiro could stand up to the operation, or if something might happen when Shiro stays in the hospital or… full of uneasiness. But he finally made his decision to let Shiro undergo the operation.
The operation was successful. As the anesthetic wore off, Shiro started to bite daily (!). The doctors, who have so much experience with violently resistant cats, had to be very careful about bites.
The owner was so happy when he came to meet Shiro. Shiro was also very happy. Our doctors were also happy, and relieved. See you soon Shiro. Take care and live long, but don’t bite too much.