Dogs called “stray” left unprotected in Jyoso, Ibaraki.

October 13, 2015
Dogs called “stray” left unprotected in Jyoso, Ibaraki.

There are so many issues regarding animals in Ibaraki prefecture.
Man-made disasters tend to wind up sacrificing the weak.

Abandoned dogs can do little besides just eating and breeding.
Then they are killed by the authorities.
When the information was transmitted, already so many dogs had been killed.
This is called an issue of overbreeding of stray dogs.

Some volunteers stood up, and started to negotiate with the authorities and the region.
It is not easy.

Find a place to keep the dog.
Capture the dog by capture cage.
Take care of the dog in the shelter.

Then catastrophe by typhoon.
Their activity has no rest.

I took some photos in Jyoso.





This is Mrs. Tsuruta of CAPIN. http://ameblo.jp/capin-blog/



Animal Welfare Center in Ibaraki.



I don’t know how many stray cats were sacrificed in the typhoon/flood disaster.

Stray dogs, stray cats.
Their lives are not saved.
But they should be protected by law.
I want the authorities to push forward with animal welfare.

☆The present situation of Jyoso stray dogs.

July 19, 2015
☆The present situation of Jyoso stray dogs.

This report is made by a volunteer who brings food to the stray dogs in Jyoso.

The middle dog was protected in Ibaraki.
Soon this dog will go to TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital and undergo sterilization, examination for filaria, and treatment for a leg injury.

This dog doesn’t look like other Jyoso dogs.
Very friendly dog.
Is there anyone to accept this dog as part of a family?
Please contact us if you are interested in this dog.


The puppies have been protected, and now 7-10 mother dogs are being moved every day.
Maybe other groups will join with them.
Day time is very hot, and they are hiding, but they come out in the evening.

No dogs come into the yard where we used to set the capture cage.
They are now more cautious.
I leave food a bit far from the yard, around the entrance.
There are 4 female dogs here.
We have to protect them before they breed.



Thank you so much for your support for the medical treatment of Jyoso stray dogs.
It is more difficult now to protect them.
But we keep doing vaccination, sterilization, and examination for filaria in TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.

We need your donations for the medical treatment of Jyoso stray dogs.
Mizuho Bank, Moriya branch 1068500 Uchimura Yuko

☆Can we save the stray dogs in Jyoso, Ibaraki?

July 18, 2015
☆Can we save the stray dogs in Jyoso, Ibaraki?




If it is not a desired life, it shouldn’t be produced.
It is the same for dogs and cats.
Main volunteer Mrs.Tsuruta, from CAPIN (http://www.capinew.jp/), has been asking Jyoso-city to solve this as a municipal issue.
She negotiated with the city to find a place to keep the dogs, and to find foster families, rather than killing them.
The administration doesn’t move until they consider this to be a municipal problem requiring action for the citizen.
We had so many difficult times discussing this with the administration.
Most of them feel the volunteer is an enemy, not a collaborator.

They won’t take time to find a place until they realise this is their own problem.
Meanwhile the dogs will breed more and more, and the problem will get bigger.
This is a bad way to treat life.
But still the assemblymen and the administration don’t do anything.
Did those meetings, all that personal expense money, do any good?

Though I wasn’t actually there, and can’t really say anything, I think I can understand how hard it is to talk with such an administration.

Anyway, it is important to stop the breeding.
We are cooperating with the sterilization and medical aspects.

But now, the dogs don’t come into the capture cages.
They may now use more caution, having watched other dogs being captured.

We have to do something.
But there are not enough people.
All the volunteers are so busy and sometimes not available by phone.
It is so hard to take care of protected dogs, as most of them are not friendly and some of them are handicapped.
But anyway we have to go on.

I have been getting advice from the humane association Lysta, in Fukushima, which did a lot of worked to protect dogs within the 20km area around the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
I got the idea to use another type of capture cage.
It may take time, but It is worth working with.

I can’t report on it very often because the volunteer is terribly busy taking care of protected dogs, and also facing difficulties in capturing them.
Those dogs are of medium size, and frightened.
It will be a long activity.

But if no one does anything, they will have to die.
Somebody must protect them as long as there is life.

We will continue to cooperate, with sterilization and other medical aspects.

Please support the rescue activity of the stray dogs in Jyoso-city, Ibaraki.

Can we save the stray dogs in Jyoso-city, Ibaraki prefecture?

May 31, 2015
Can we save the stray dogs in Jyoso-city, Ibaraki prefecture?
Find foster families instead of killing.

Sterilization is the only way to stop breeding.
Sterilization shows human’s love and responsibility.

They can’t do anything by themselves.
With all of your love, we step forward one by one to find foster families instead of killing them.




Everyday volunteers go there, and capture them for sterilization at TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital.






I thank you so much for your support for the rescue activity of stray dogs in Jyoso, Ibaraki.
The sterilization is necessary to stop this misery.
We are doing this under a severe financial situation.
Your support is used for anesthesia, medicine, examination for filaria, preventive medicine, and so on.
One dog was saved yesterday.
And one dog today.
One by one and steadily, those stray dogs are saved with necessary measures.

I thank Mrs. M so much for bringing donations to TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital. I also thank Mrs. N, who gave me a donation.
I certainly record it, and use it carefully.
It saves dogs, and it also saves me.

Could we save the stray dogs in Jyoso-city, Ibaraki prefecture?

May 7, 2015
Could we save the stray dogs in Jyoso-city, Ibaraki prefecture?

This is report from a volunteer who visited Jyoso.
I want to rescue them as quickly as possible.
But it is not so easy to protect and take care of even one dog.
We go forward calmly.


Inflammation of the skin on the whole body looks severe.
It is so difficult to capture this dog.
We are making a plan to protect this dog as soon as possible.


It is also difficult to find a place to accommodate this dog.
It is even more difficult to find a place for all the dogs.
Until we find the solution, we take ni such dogs, hoping to find foster families one by one for the tame ones.
If we find a foster family for one dog, I want to use that newly opened space for this dog.

Is there anyone who can accept a tamed dog in your family?


Please support the rescue activity of Jyoso stray dogs.

We need your support to rescue such stray dogs.
The donation will be used for sterilizatrion, vaccine, inspection for filaria, and also to prepare shelter.
It won’t be used for the dogs in Jyoso (or for stray cats in the same area).
Thank you so much for your cooperation.
Akiko Yui 2015.4.20

This bank account is managed by Inuneko Kyusainowa and CAPIN.
I report the income and expenditure in our website and blog.

Mizuho Bank, Moriya branch.
Uchimura Yuko


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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