☆TNR (Trap, Neuter and Return)
I have to go to Fukushima twice this week.
I am so busy with the preparation.
But I hear about stray cats everywhere.
Normally if people see 3 or 4 cats, it means there would be 10 or 20.
This is the reality.
In this one week, I heard about cats in Ota, Shinayawa, MIyamae…totally there would be about 50.
We can’t just leave be.
TNR is necessary.
Hey…I want to scream shrilly.
Do I have the power for it?
Anyway, we go to Ota to capture cats.
Then transfer them to TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital.
This is a young mother cat.
I protected 2 of her 4 kittens.
2 female cats were pregnant.
After the operation, when she wakes up, we bring her to the place where she is to be released.
☆Kittens never stop!
The protection of kittens has never stopped.
Today 4 kittens from Kawasaki Animal Welfare Center has arrived.
Now the Center brings dogs and cats to our place.
It takes hours and hours for procedures if we go to the center to take them.
So this is very convenient for both of us.
Now we call it “Center Delivery Service”.
♥︎Kittens from the Center, about 400g.
I hope they will be adopted in couples at an adoption event.
Too much expectation?
☆A town in Spain gives dogs and cats human rights. Euthanasia except by veterinarian is prohibited.
Spanish town grants cats and dogs rights as 'non-human neighbours’
Trigueros del Valle, a town of 300 inhabitants, has approved a declaration which seeks to "dignify" the lives of dogs and cats and gives them special protections.
A town in the north of Spain has become the country’s first to grant cats and dogs special rights as “non-human neighbours”.
Trigueros del Valle, a town of 300 inhabitants in the province of Valladolid, has approved a declaration which seeks to “dignify the lives of dogs and cats, animals which have shared with man thousands and thousands of years and have been a great help to him.”
The initiative is an attempt to protect those animals from cruelty and abuse, as well as acknowledging their importance in the town, which is situated in an agricultural area. Besides the symbolism of the decree, it also means the town hall will take responsibility for any abandoned cats and dogs and it will rebuke owners who mistreat their animals.
“It seems to me a very important, historic declaration, like, for example, the day that children’s rights were enshrined for the first time,” Mercedes Cano, an animal rights campaigner who was involved in the move, told Cope radio.
“Trigueros del Valle is a place where people love animals, they have lots of dogs and cats,” she said. “People coexist with them and often work with them.”
But she added that despite the overall respect that animals enjoy in the town, they still suffer occasional abuse.
“We’re not saying you have to love cats and dogs, but you have to respect them,” said Ms Cano. “If you respect them, then you’ll respect the other [human] neighbours as well.”
Spanish animal rights campaigners complain that this time of year is a particularly cruel one, due to the many local fiestas that take place. Just 30 miles away is Tordesillas, where every summer locals chase a bull through the town and gradually spear it to death.
In 2002, the northern town of Manganeses de la Polvorosa ended a yearly tradition of throwing a goat off the top of its church tower.