☆The number of foster families found in the first half of the year 2014. ☆Collapse of over breeding in Odawara, 77 cats.

June 29, 2014
☆The number of foster families found in the first half of the year 2014.

The number of foster families found in the first half of the year 2014.

Dogs and cats: total 67.

●Cats : Total 58
From Fukushima 30.
From Kawasaki Animal Welfare center 21.
Others 7.

●Dogs : 9
From Ibaraki Animal Welfare center 9.

☆Collapse of over breeding in Odawara, 77 cats.

Past blog about overbreeding cats.

We have done the sterilization for all cats, but only healthy cats.
We take them back to the owners and discuss the issue.

There are so many problems, with the treatment of sick cats, finding foster families, and maintenance costs for all cats.

The owner has a warm heart for cats.
It kept increasing, and became 69 cats.
Then 8 kittens were born, and the totally reached 77 cats.
Also some cats were pregnant.
Then finally the owner gave up.

There were 46 unborn kittens.
If they were born, it would become 123 cats.

Tanpoponosato will find foster families for some of them.
Then finally 68 cats will go back to the owner.
This is a lot, but if the owner is healthy, she could take care of all of them for their whole life.
She is relieved at this point.

Right now, she has an issue of debt to the animal hospital (She brought some cats to the hospital but can’t pay for all.) And there will be medical costs in the future.

For some sick cats, we have to hurry the treatment.
I am going to bring one cat that is staying in the hospital to Odawara.
I want to discuss some details, such as whether she wants to find host families or not.

Thank you for donating the cages.
After we used it for Odawara cats, we will use for our donation events, and also lend to other associations.

There should be a basic relief headquarters form which anyone can borrow necessary things for rescue activity.
I want/need more time to make such a system.

These are Odawara cats after the sterilization in TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.
Our veterinarians and nurses have regular jobs, but they always cooperate with such emergency rescue activity.
This is a difference between us and other regular animal hospitals.



A volunteer will transfer these cats to Odawara.


A volunteer and a nurse load the cats into the car.
One boxcar is very convenient for animal activity.
It can carry many dogs and cats, and is also flexible.


Final confirmation at collapse of overbreeding in Kamakura.

June 27, 2014
Final confirmation at collapse of overbreeding in Kamakura.

I met the owner of this room.
On the 25th, right after the compulsory enforcement, we came into the room with a new key and checked.

Everything was taken out, and it is empty.
They care about cats, and carefully brought them out.


They go in and back again and again.



Everything is out and the key has been changed.
After that, the Nyanda Guard volunteer and I talked with the owner of this room.
We got permission to leave a capture cage one more night.
Sometimes cats hide in really small place that we don’t notice.

Just in case, we check again to see if cats are hiding somewhere.







On the ceiling between the plumbing, there are some place we can’t see.



There are some gaps on the floor as well.




With just a visual check, we couldn’t find cats.

This is why I wanted to set the capture cage one more night.



Leave the cardboard box house in case cats are cautious about capture cage.
Make an air hole on the cardboard box.
If a cat comes in, the lid will be closed.




Also leave water and dry food.
We can check whether the water and food decrease.



And the next day, one last check.

There are none in capture cage and cardboard box.
The food had not decreased.

Bring out the capture cage and cardboard box, and check again.






There are no cats.

I told the owner of this room about it and returned the key.
Soon they disinfect the room.
The owner is very kind.
They don’t want cats to die from the disinfection.
This is why they were so cooperative.
I am very happy to touch such warm heart.

A kind-hearted neighbor helped us to fold and move the cardboard box.
Thank you so much.



Young volunteers gathered and made great efforts for this activity.
Nobody asked me, but I was worried a bit and joined with them.
As with the wisdom of old men, I have so many experiences.
I wanted to be careful to check everything.
I didn’t want any cats to be left after they tried so hard to find them.
They need to get experience by themselves, I had better keep my mouth shut.
But I interrupt them sometimes.
I certainly annoyed them.

I don’t how long I can continue this activity.
I want to leave something useful for volunteers.

I really respect those volunteers.
They are very dependable.

I can report to you that we finished the last check of the collapse from overbreeding in Kamakura.
Thank you so much.

Akiko Yui

On 27, 2:00am, I leave for Fukushima.
This time again I have received so much food from you.
Thank you so much.



◆Recruit the transportation volunteer for Fukushima.
Now we will leave Friday or Saturday 2:00-2:30am from Kawasaki.
If it is possible, I want to ask for help transporting the food between Iwaki and Naraha.
Having a rest until 5:00pm.
And then drive back to Kawasaki.

It is now very hard for me to drive between Kawasaki and Fukushima, and then conduct activity there.
If someone helps me with driving, it is very helpful.
It will be about 20 hours to go and return.
Not so many people can do this, so I appreciate your consideration.
Thank you so much.


Everyone’s power! Sterilization for overbreeding cats.

June 25, 2014

Everyone’s power!
Sterilization for overbreeding cats.

How we Inuneko Kyusainowa think.
There are so many problems involved with rescue activity, whether it is one cat or many cats.
Volunteers for rescue activity have to handle big trouble.
The way of rescue varies depending on the situation.
I always appreciate volunteers who face trouble head on to rescue animals.

What I want animal volunteers to do in any situation is take care of vaccination and sterilization.
Of course treatment depends on health condition.
During the transportation, we don’t know where they might be attacked by a parvovirus.
There are no assured safety, even in the shelter.
It’s not so hard to find foster families for longhair cats, or imported dogs and cats from closing cat cafés and collapsed breeders.
But I oppose farming them out without sterilization if they are big enough.
Even if you are leaving them in somebody’s care, it is necessary to do vaccination and sterilization.
For emergency situations, it is important to confirm who has the responsibility of doing vaccination and sterilization.

In overbreeding situations, the possibility of pregnancy is high.
In this case, babies will be born while someone is taking care of them.
Concerning the overbreeding case in Odawara, our veterinarian said there are 46 unborn kittens.
If male and female cats living together, it is natural.

Their skin is dirty and the inflammation is severe.
I want to clean them.
But anaesthesia is risky.
Shampoo and trimming will exhaust them.
It is better not to touch them so much if the vaccine doesn’t take effect.
But before that, if the veterinarian thinks it is ok to do the operation, sterilization takes priority.
We can trim them while they’re under anaesthetics for sterilization,.
Then we don’t have to give them anaesthesia twice.
Accidents from anaesthesia don’t happen so often, but it is better to avoid the risk.

I recommend doing vaccination and sterilization, and then transport.
It costs a lot.
But this is what we get donations for.
This is a very important matter, and I want everyone takes responsibility for it.

Thanks to everyone who is involved with the sterilization of overbreeding-incident cats in Odawara.

This is the veterinarian team of TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.



The nurse checks the health condition before/after operation, in support of the veterinarian.


This is the cat’s room in our hospital.
She is a new face.
She learned how to work with other volunteers, and check the health of cats in the cage.


They are volunteers of Nyanda Guard.
We were able to do this because of them.
They rescued cats from Odawara and Kamakura every day.
One of them is from Kawasaki, and was a client of TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.
She is very friendly person.
I am sorry I have to ask for transportation between Kawasaki and Odawara every day.
She has a big car, and it is really helpful.



For your reference;
If you don’t have enough cages or carry cases, you can use a washing net which you can buy at a 100yen shop.
Put a cat in the net and close the zipper, and then add packaging tape, just in case.
Then put it into the cardboard box or shoulder bag.
You have to make an air hole in the cardboard box.


The collapse from overbreeding of cats in Kamakura was in the news.

I don’t know if it is a breeder or just overbreeding.
But all of them are longhairs.

The hair, which was hardened by feces and urine, became like armor.

If I grab them, the hair falls out from the roots, and they bleed.

This is a tragedy, longhair cats in such a situation.

I transferred only 2 of them.
The sterilization and trimming was done.

I hope they learn to use the toilet….

A hundred million yen budget for the protection of suffering pets went where?

June 14, 2014
A hundred million yen budget for the protection of suffering pets went where?
Despite our demand for disclosure of Information, the project books are painted over with black and the financial statement is non-disclose.

From Animal Network Japan

In March of 2012, the Reconstruction agency approved the budget of a hundred million yen for protection of pets and feeding control in off-limits areas of Fukushima.

Who does this?

Through competitive bidding, Japan Wildlife Research center (http://www.jwrc.or.jp/) took the contract.
They rescue dogs and cats from the off-limits area with a hundred million yen budget.

This Japan Wildlife Research center concluded the contracts with the Ministry of Environment; 37contracts in 2009, 12 in 2010 and 38 in 2011.
(After that they took the contract in 2013 and 2014)

We demanded the disclosure of the information of entire documents from Ministry of Environment, but the documents which they disclosed last year were missing important project records and financial statements, and it was non-disclose.
So we protested.

But suddenly they disclosed the project books the other day.

However, much of it is blacked out.

They also disclosed the estimated price sheet.

But this is not a financial statement.

The financial statement is still non-disclose.
(We will continue to consider this with our ombudsman, who belongs to ANJ.)

We gave the information to an auditor, and demand confirmation of it.

From this estimated price sheet, personnel expenses and the transportation cost is 40 million yen out of the budget of a hundred million yen.

To rescue 200 dogs and cats,

Investigation of internal exposure to radiation cost 2 million yen. (10,000 yen each)

Sterilization is one million yen. (5000 yen each)

Goods and medicine: 4 million yen.

A total of only 6 million is used for dogs and cats.


To built the temporary shelter : 34,700,000 yen.

The cost of consumption articles (Capture cage for dog 1,600,000 yen, Food for capture 120,000 yen, capture cages for cat 0 yen (maybe they bought 50 the year before?) protective clothing 740,000 yen, renting car for investigate and protection 2,050,000 yen)

The wages for 12 people who take care of dogs and cats, and also rescue activity, is totally 22 million yen. It means 8100 yen per person per day.
This is reasonable.

But the wage for the chief technicion is 44,900 yen for one day.

For technicion A is 37,900 yen.
For technicion B is 30,900 yen.
For C, 24,000 yen.
For B, 20,700 yen,

Totally 10 million yen for 5 people.
(3 people worked over 100 days)

For 6 professors who participated with the meeting or hearing, 18,200yen per day per person is paid.

For 6 experts, 41,880 yen (for 3 times) per person for 2 days are paid.

To examine the habitat is 89,380 yen for 20 people for 1 week. (4 people joined 5 times)

For protection activity for 24 people: 89,380 yen for 1 week. (depending on the person, up to 104,880 yen, considering there were sometimes conservation activities)

Transportation for building temporary shelter is 820,000 yen.

For workers in the off-limits area: 2,350,000 yen.

45 million yen is used for people’s remuneration, transportation and wages.

administrative cost is 7,800,800 yen.

It looks like one hundred million yen of the public fund was used for the group of former government officials that were successful in getting this project, along with scientists and local governments, but not used for animals.

And this project made a limit to protection numbers (200).
Which association gets this project seems to have been decided from the beginning.

Maybe this was to make the budget profitable and generate documents rather than saving animals.
However this project is not outside the law.
The Ministry of Environment did this with their own budget.
So we can’t claim that it is illegal.

The protection activity shouldn’t cost one hundred million yen.
It is possible to do smarter, and more effective activity without using one hundred million yen.
But the government didn’t do that.

Since the planning competition, we have been waiting for the government do the rescue activity.

In December of 2011, the official rescue party couldn’t protect enough, and we were worried about the abandoned pets.

But even after Spring and then Summer, the official designates didn’t do anything.

The cats propagated.

Until the shelter by Ministry of Environment was built, they didn’t do any rescue work at all.
They started from September.

In 2013 and 2014, they did nothing.

They have done nothing but use up one hundred million yen.
It should be used for speedy protection, accommodation, sterilization, and finding host families.
This is the primary objective.

If the disaster happens again someday, somewhere, and same problem of pets occurs, will the budget for reconstruction support go to such former government official designates?
People who really want to rescue animals, and work as volunteers, are on the outside of inquiry commissions and expert committees.
Then these people have to do activity with their own money and responsibility?

Like we had to sign the agreement, which stated that everything is our own responsibility, and we take care of rescued dogs and cats and we pay for everything for it.
Like we put on the “Yellow Ribbon” after we sign the agreement.

Collapse by overbreeding in Kamakura

June 24, 2014
Collapse by overbreeding in Kamakura.

We have only one more day.
Nyanda Guard did rescue work in Kamakura.

I talked with Tanpoponosato on 23:00, but the phone has been cut off.
Maybe buttery has gone.
I couldn’t finish discussing important issues.

























Most of the cats in the room are rescued.

We gathered in TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.

In our hospital, the sterilization for cats from Odawara has continued since yesterday.



These cats will soon awake from anaesthesia for sterilization.


We pray for so many unborn lives that we had to take away from a small body.


Cats that finished the sterilization yesterday will depart to Odawara with volunteers.


Volunteer of Nyanda Guard will go again to Kamakura with 11 capture cages.
The limit is one more day which we can go into this room.
We have to be careful some cats might be hiding somewhere.
This is why we leave the capture cage tonight.


Some cats are wary of capture cages.
So we set many cardboard boxes.
We make an air hole in the cardboard boxes, and make cardboard houses.


There is no daytime or nighttime for this rescue activity.
Thanks to all the volunteers for join with this for rescue activity.
Thank you very very much.


Animals don’t have any words to express their suffering.
Volunteers make every effort for them.
One step forward to cooperate with Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.
We Inuneko Kyusainowa also do our best.
Sterilization starts from June 22, along with checking health condition.

If you can accept these cats, please contact with Tanpoponosato.

The details will be uploaded in the blog of Tanpoponosato, and our blog.

What Inuneko Kyusainowa and TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital can do is provide medical treatment and sterilization.
We can’t let them die.
Everyone does their best.
We will accept all cats.

However the cost to save these lives is not coming from anywhere.
At this moment, 77 cats will be transported to TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.
We have to see to medical care such as vaccine, sterilization, treatment for injuries, and bad health.
TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital doesn’t pursue any profit from this activity.

The owner has all the responsibility.
But we have to let them live.
This is terrible thing, but I want to ask you to cooperate, to donate for this activity to save these cats.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

We need your help for medical treatment to save cats suffering from overbreeding in Kanagawa.
I will report the expenditure details in this blog.

Bank Name : Bank of Yokohama , Oshima Branch (Code 821)
Account No : Ordinary Account 1189874
Account Name : Inunekokyusainowa
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About Us

Message from Akiko Yui, President and Founder of TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital
I believe that helping animals in need, existing in symbiosis with animals, and fostering a loving heart lead to an improvement in one’s character of kindness and generosity. The killing of animals due to decisions made by administration goes against my firm belief in preventing cruelty to animals. Animal Rescue Fund’s most important goal is to reduce the number of animals killed in Japan to zero by urging administration to change, reform, and improve the prevention of cruelty to animals. In order to reduce the number of animals in need, we work to raise awareness and support for the importance of sterilization operations. Each year, we spay and neuter more than 1000 stray cats. We are always putting animals up for adoption to help those lives already born in finding a loving home.

TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital:
We first opened our TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital in February of 2011 in an effort to make our dream a reality - to lower the number of dogs and cats killed in Japan to zero. At our hospital, we spay and neuter cats to reduce the number of unfortunate stray cats. Our hospital strives to help unfortunate animals in need of medical care.
The lives of numerous pets and livestock were lost as a result of the unprecedented earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan on March 11th 2011 and the radiation disaster caused by the stricken Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Animal Rescue Fund goes directly to the 20km evacuation zone around the stricken Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant to rescue animals.
Animal Rescue Fund is based in Kanagawa Prefecture’s TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital. Therefore, the animals that we rescue from Fukushima Prefecture are brought to TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital located in Kanagawa Prefecture. Here, the rescued animals receive medical care and are returned to their owners or are put up for adoption.
We also work in urging the government and administration of Japan to support the protection of animals in need.





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