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☆Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue. We would like to express our cordial thanks to people who donate money to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.

April 23, 2016

Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue informed me that they changed the organizational structure and name. (changed the Japanese name)
https://doubutsukyuen.org/

They said they hoped to clarify support activities, and will implement a grant system involving “pet food points” for people/associations who received information late from the survey of the “afflicted animal search project”.
Today on April 22, we received confirmation of details.

We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, had pointed out the opacity of the secret allotment of a large sum of money from Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue to 3 animal welfare associations.
We were not going to apply for it, but we asked for a fair, open process after these 3 association were funded.
However, it looks like there will be no re-portioning of reimbursements.

We didn’t request support.
But we appreciate that we have received points for food.

This will be the last support for Great East Japan Earthquake.
I decided to donate the points which we received to people who still make efforts for rescue activity in Fukushima, even after 5 years have passed.
5000 points to Ms. M and other individual volunteers, who are going weekly to Okuma and Futaba, in Fukushima.
And 5000 points to natsumint, who is going to Iidate, in Fukushima.
Fukushima activity never ends.
This support gives us relief.
I want to report that your donations support us.

I am deeply thankful to people who donate to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.

Akiko Yui
Inuneko Kyusainowa
2016.4.22


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It’s been 5 years since Great East Japan Earthquake.
The inquiries about missing cats are much fewer, but still there are some people who are looking for their cats.

There are still cats that depend on volunteers in deserted towns.

There are still a few volunteers who have never given up on rescuing cats, and continue to bring food.

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Fukushima activity has not finished yet.
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☆Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue. Report about the issue of contribution indistinctness supply.

January 24, 2016

☆Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.
Report concerning the ambiguous policies and obscure distribution process of donation funds.

We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, protected over 700 animals stuck in the area afflicted by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
We returned over 80 dogs and cats to their owners, and found new families for over 400.
Still now we are keeping over 160.

While doing non-sponsored volunteer rescue trips to Fukushima, we learned that the Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue had secretly made contributions to three other groups. There had been no call for public participation in the funding distribution process, and the aid was worth over 10,000,000 yen.
Information about the granting of those funds had not been offered on the websites of either the funding group or the three recipient organizations.

Inuneko Kyusainowa suggested to them, both in writing and face to face, that they should report on it, as it involves public funding via government grants.

We asked them again and again.
Finally they announced that they donated both cash and food credits.

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There are many other volunteers and associations continuing the activity in Fukushima, even though funding is tight.
Some volunteers had to give up because of the lack of funds.
If Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue invited fair public participation, everyone could have applied for the support, facilitating rescue of more animals.
The opportunity to get that support was not presented in a fair and open manner.
This is the first problem.

Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue has a responsibility to publicise information regarding the distribution of funding. This money is from government funding, and thus doesn’t actually belong to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.
They ignored that, keeping it hushed until we found out about it.
This is the second problem.

Inuneko Kyusainowa sent a letter questioning this.
The organization answered in their letter that they didn’t pay cash.
We kept asking about it, and finally they announced the funding amounts, and names of recipients, on their website.

They lied in their official letter.
This is the third problem.

By the way, there were also rumors about inappropriate use of disaster relief funding by Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue 8 years ago.

Also they granted funds totalling 6,000,000 Yen, from disaster relief donations, for the killing of brucellosis dogs in Osaka, in 2007.
This can’t be qualified as a worthy disaster relief effort.
I can’t forget the slaughter of 121 dogs.
Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue said infectious disease is also a kind of disaster.
However, it doesn’t meet specifications of the government’s Disaster Countermeasures Basic Act.
They just saying it was disaster.
It was actually a problem created by an individual breeder.


They have been criticized for their investment of 30 million yen from the disaster donation of Hanshin Awaji disaster.
They answered our questions about that by stating that they won’t invest assets from now on, but at least asset investments after the Hanshin Awaji disaster turned out to be profitable.
It sounds like they are trying to excuse and validate their actions.

After the Great East Japan Earthquake, many nations donated money to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue to rescue afflicted animals.

We can’t forget the horrible situation of abandoned dogs and cats, especially in the area within 20km of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.
These animals wander in search of their owners and await rescue amid severe cold, hot, rain, wind, snow…
We won’t be able to forget their misery.
The nation’s people, who donated, had in us some hope for rescue and relief.

However Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue declared,regarding the Great East Japan Earthquake, that the target for relief would only be pets that are with their afflicted owners.
They have never offered their help to the animals that were left or separated from owners.
The private groups that independently continued rescue activity were neglected by Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.
Their hardship is beyond description.

And then Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue declared the end of the relief project for Fukushima, with two hundred million yen remained in their coffers.

After that, Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue spent 30 million yen for nail clippers and trimming, for pets that were living with owners in temporary housing.
Why were the donations used for cosmetic options for pets that were already living with owners?

I think Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue has, since they started, had basic defects in priorities for relief targeting, and policies regarding use of donations,.

Inuneko Kgyusainowa raises a loud voice about the investigation into expenditures in hopes of encouraging you to think about whether or not the Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue functions with appropriate concern for animal welfare.
It may rather become a promoter of adverse effects.
In the future, when disaster happens anywhere, Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue will set up their organization in the afflicted area to gather and distribute donations.
Most of the local governments accept this.
But is that really the right way to do it?

Finally, I want to mention Inuneko Kyusainowa.

I thought we are all working together.
The afflicted area was a hell that nobody wants to see.
All of us jumped in there to rescue animals, even without enough protective clothing.
We shared capture cages and food.

3 associations which received money from Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue have their own qualities.
But didn’t they think about other volunteers?
Didn’t they think anything about receiving such enormous funding in secrecy?
Why didn’t they even say thanks to the nation’s people?
These 3 associations received totally 62,156,000 yen cash and credits to buy food.
But still they are asking for donations on their web site.
They know other volunteers and associations are having trouble getting food and meeting medical expenses even now.

This is unbearable.

Other associations and activists are demanding that these 3 association return the money.
We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, agree.
And then we want Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue to announce a public participation process, to give a fair chance to people who have been helping animals in the afflicted area.

However, if this is realized, we won’t apply for it.
We hope this money goes to the associations and individual volunteers who are in great need, and we hope they can continue their animal rescue activity.

I pray that souls of many animals that were lost in the East Japan Earthquake may rest in peace.
Please do not forget, and understand there are still people continuing the rescue activity in afflicted areas, and there are people who bet their lives on it.

Please send your severe criticisms to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Ministry of the Environment.

Thank you so much for reading such a long message.
Please support our activity to rescue dogs and cats in Fukushima.

January 23, 2016
Akiko Yui
Representative
Inuneko Kyusainowa


Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue. Whereabouts of the contribution of 700 million yen in Great East Japan Earthquake related funds.

December 22, 2015

Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.
Whereabouts of the contribution of 700 million yen in Great East Japan Earthquake related funds.

Question and reply to/from Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue about the contribution of 700 million yen for Great East Japan Earthquake relief.


The unbelievable use of the Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue donations are highly inappropriate.
It is an outrage to nationwide donors to your supposed good will project to save animals, and also to volunteers who desperately continue the rescue activity.
Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue never announced disbursements of tens of millions of yen in cash to animal welfare associations after August, 2015.
We asked them to announce information about the issue of food by “point”, which is unfair.
Now finally, their website informs on which associations were provided funds, but not the amounts.


They were criticized because they didn’t use 200 million yen for animals.
To avoid criticism, did they just scatter this money?
The nation, and it’s sincere contributors, don’t know this fact.
Dogs and cats still remaining in Fukushima don’t receive anything from Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue, and they don’t even care.
The associations that received tens of millions of yen don’t rescue animals.
They don’t even accept dogs and cats that volunteers are still taking care of.
They didn’t do anything special to receive all that money, which is from the charitable contributions of the nation’s citizens.
The nation is unconvinced by any excuse.

Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue must clarify to the citizenry whether the use of contributions of over 700 million yen was appropriate or not.

From the website of Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue:
Official regulations concerning the supplies for the urgent disaster relief activities fund:
Article 6.
After completion of the animal disaster relief project, we will make a report without delay, and announce it to the public on our homepage.

However, they have never announced anything.
A large amount of money went to certain animal welfare associations while we were unaware.
We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, want to probe for the truth.
We sent a letter of inquiry to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.

However, while our question was concerning the disbursements to animal welfare associations after August, 2015, they avoided answering that, and instead talked about the past. I was surprised that they said they had never issued the money.


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Letter of inquiry to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue from Inuneko Kyusainowa.
http://arfjapan1216.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-567.html

The answer from Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue. (summary)
December 11, 2015

To Akiko Yui, Inuneko Kyusainowa
From Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.

We answer, below, your question, dated December 4.

As you know, Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue was a private organization.
It consisted of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association, the Japan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Japan Animal Welfare Society, and the Japan Pet Care Association.
But it became a Public Interest Incorporated Association at the Headquarters meeting on June, 13, 2014, and founded the Public Interest Incorporated Association Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue on June 25, 2014.
We committed to enhancing and expanding business, and have done so.


Since then there have been many personnel changes of the officers and staff.
Sometimes it takes time to investigate issues regarding the old Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.
It may be difficult to understand by letter.
If is this case, we are ready to talk with you.

Your question 1.
How did you announce the application for funds to the groups throughout Japan that participated in the rescue activity?
Do you think it was sufficient announcement?


Our duty is to support animal relief headquarters, which do the rescue activity in afflicted areas with animal welfare associations and volunteers.
This is specified in the guidelines of the Ministry of Environment.


However, when the Great East Japan Earthquake happened, it took time to organize the animal relief headquarters at each afflicted area.
Also, even after getting organized, the conditions of activity were quite difficult.
So upon hearing that, we, Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue, issued the contributions to animal welfare groups which were active in the afflicted areas.
We announced this contribution on our website and also made contact with each authority.

Concerning your question “Do you think announcements were sufficient?”, we won’t contribute directly to each relief association.
We trturn to the traditional process, whereby relief headquarters will distribute the relief activities funds to each relief group as needed.


The balance of the donations for relief from Great East Japan Earthquake was supposed to be distributed to the animal rescue headquarters of 3 prefectures of Tohoku.
On hearing from those 3 prefectures, Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue provided local budget arrangements with a “three-year project plan”.


Your question 2.
Please announce which associations you contributed to, and how much.


The issued list of the old Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and the present Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue is attached, sheet 5.
The target group of lost pet search project and lost pet protection management support project from 2014 to 2015 is attached, sheet 6.

We started the lost pet protection management support project in June, 2014.
If protection teams can’t find an owner or foster family, it is necessary to keep such animals for many years.
Then they would need means for maintenance of their shelter.
However, maintenance of a shelter costs more than hundreds of millions of yen.
Considering our original duty to support the animal relief headquarters in suffering area, that would be beyond our capabilities.

Given this situation, we continued the lost pet protection management support project.
Rather than reimbursing expenses, we prioritised, for example, pet food, in line with our findings, for the private sector.


Your question 3.
How much did you set as the upper limit of funds for one association?


As we mentioned above, we never contribute money.
Depending on the number and the type of animals that were rescued, we fund points to enable purchase of pet food, pet sheets, and cat toilet sand.
The calculation method there is 110,000 yen for a dog and 70,000 yen for a cat, in accordance with the research indicating the average life span and breeding expense of pets in Tokyo, and also in accordance with our budget.


Your question 4.
How many groups still want to receive the funds?
And how much is the upper limit for each association?


We investigated this extensively for a year, so as not to omit any associations.
However we have received a report indicating 7 associations, including yours, which were omitted.
As you know, the balance of the donation from Great East Japan Earthquake is about 11 million yen.
We are now making adjustments, in consultation with various organizations, and calculating fair support to close of “110,000 for a dog and 70,000 yen for a cat”.


General issues:
1.There was the news that you used the contributions for investment, but what was the nature of the investment?


This had happened in the old organization, but we have never used the contributions for investment.
We heard that after the Han‐Shin Awaji Earthquake disaster, part of the funds established by contributions relating to animal relief headquarters in afflicted area was invested.


We consulted with a former officer, who said that the deposit brought no dividends.
So the interest was zero.
This is why they invested, to increase the activity fund.

We report about this investment is in our website dated June 6, 2014.
We already sold it, ultimately at a profit of approximately 800,000 yen.
However we established a regulations for asset management and investment, which necessitate financial guarantees. (see attached sheet 9)



2. Please answer as to whether or not you granted funds from disaster donations for the killing of brucellosis dogs in Osaka, in 2008.


We couldn’t contact any former officers regarding this matter, and we can’t explain what happened.
However, the old organization issued the contribution.
We are still investigating the amount of money.
It was issued in accordance with our policies governing unexpected urgent disasters, including natural disasters, and man-made disasters including situations such as the spread of the infectious disease.

☆Letter of inquiry to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.

December 19, 2015
☆Letter of inquiry to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.

I have so many things to write about now.
All of them are so important.
One of them is about Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.
How they used the donations is so unfair.

We would appreciate your elaboration on this information.

From the website of Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue:
Official regulations about the supplies for the urgent disaster, and the relief activities fund:
Article 6.
After completion of the animal relief project for the disaster, we shall make a report without delay, and announce it to the public on our website.

However, they have never announce anything.
Before we knew it, a large amount of money had gone to some other humane associations.
We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, want to look into this, probe for the truth.
We sent a letter of inquiry to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.


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To Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.
From Inuneko Kyusainowa, Akiko Yui

December 4th, 2016

Concerning the distribution of the donations:

We would like to ask about the distribution of the donations.
Such distribution should generally take into consideration ”public interest”.
“fairness”, “necessity”, “economic efficiency”, and “suitability”.
Whether or not the contributions are distributed under such standard should be of interest to the whole nation.


You distributed the contributions to some humane associations after August 2015, but details regarding that are not yet specified on your homepage.

1. How did you announce the application for funds to the groups that participated in the rescue activity from all Japan?
Do you think it was sufficient announcement?

2. Please announce which associations you contributed to, and how much.

3. How much did you set as the upper limit of funds for one association?

4. How many groups still want to receive the funds?
And how much is the upper limit for each association?


General issues:
1.There was the news that you used the contributions for investment, but what was the nature of the investment?

2. Please answer as to whether or not you granted funds from disaster donations for the killing of brucellosis dogs in Osaka, in 2008.

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We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, continue the rescue activity we began in Fukushima right after the disaster.
However, we have never received anything from Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.

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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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