TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital carries on TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) every year in Kawasaki-city, where delegate Yui lives. In Spring, there are some cats who we don’t usually see.
On May14th, I set the food in capture cage and put it on my car, then leave it with a neighbor.
I go back to walk the dogs until the cats come into the capture cage. On the way, I stopped near some beautiful flowers for a short rest.
I take the capture cage back to TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital and leave a note to the veterinarian. I captured 9 cats over 3 consecutive nights. One of them seems to have just given birth, because there's milk from the breast. So I released her.
I found a white kitten who had been hit by a car. It was already cold. I requested a funeral service from the hospital.
The same thing continues every year, even in the area of focus for TNR activities.
Unfortunate cats are not just in the off-limits area of Fukushima. So many kittens were left in the garbage dump in Fukushima. We are looking for their host families through our donation event.
I cannot help hoping for the improvement of awareness among owners. The result of group feeding outside, without sterilization, is undesired life.
There is one dog who always runs away to the back of a hill behind the house, and barks from there. On this day, he ate the food right in front of me.
I visit this house very often.
The dog house is just a triangle of galvanized iron sheets.
The rainy season will come soon. I brought a new dog house. This is handmade, it doesn’t look nice though......
For another dog, a volunteer from outside of Fukushima brought a house.
There was little food remaining...
2 cats were dead. I am so sorry that I couldn’t help you. I am so sorry.
I saw a tortoiseshell and a red tabby in this place before, but this time I couldn’t see either of them.
Anyway, I left some food.
Tora-kun was rescued in Futaba-machi, the off limits area. He was staying at TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital for a while to check his health. After that I brought him to the pet hotel in Fukushima on my way to the rescue activity.
The owner kindly sent me an e-mail about Tora-kun.
A volunteer in Fukushima sent me some photos of when the owner came for him.
Tora-kun was held in his mother’s arms. No words are necessary.
It is natural to be together as a family. This is true happiness. This owner still can’t find their tortoiseshell and white cat. They are search whenever they make temporary visits home. However, I have received information from my fellows, that they saw a tortoiseshell and white cat near a post office close to where Tora-kun was rescued. Their hard life as evacuees from the off-limits area has not brightened up. They still can’t find their own pet. But the discovery of Tora-kun, someone else's pet, gave them the hope that their pets will be found.
There are still so many rescue requests.
We don’t have much time, but, together with the owners, we do our best to rescue all of them.
I have got some new requests to search for 30 cats. Many families had over 3 cats.
We rescued a cat following a request from an owner. But this cat was actually their neighbors’. Anyway, it was good that we had the chance to rescue this cat.
I continue to ask same questions. “Did you have other cats or dogs?”. Most of them said that they had more.
“Did you make temporary trips home? Did you leave the food?”. Most of them couldn’t find their pets and didn’t leave food, or left only 1 packet.
Our purpose for this time in the off-limits area was to increase the feeding points, encouraging belief in the survival of cats, so that we might get new requests.
We were fully occupied, leaving the food for the requested house, and for the animals around this house. Looking around, I see so many houses. These homes may have pets, but we don’t have enough hands or time.
It was a very sad view at the home from which the new request came.
Here we see cat scratches on the paper sliding door. It is so hard to imagine how they hungered, how they suffered. They must be struggling so desperately.
I am sorry. I am sorry.
We promise to rescue the surviving lives with all our might.
We have to go to 60 feeding points in one day. We did it in 13 hours without rest. Since I took photos in Kawasaki of the loading of support materials into the car, we were pressed for time. This is why I could take only these 3 photos. I apologize for this report being a little shorter than usual.
I thank you so much for your help, as always.
We need your help!!! Your donation allows us to keep doing anything, and everything, that we possibly can to help the abandoned animals in the no-entry evacuation zone, and establishing the “Animal House” which can take care of more pets.
I found a property for “Animal House” and aim to open in the summer 2012 for financing reason. I am doing my best for financing. But I would greatly appreciate any help that you can give us.
Bank Name : Bank of Yokohama , Oshima Branch (Code 821)
Account No : Ordinary Account 1189874
Account Name : Inunekokyusainowa
Goal: 5,000,000 yen
Now: 3,178,508 yen
I go again to Fukushima.
Since we started to receive kittens from the public welfare center, I have been terribly busy. I have to give them milk one by one in the middle of the night, the sun comes up too quickly.
I realized that I didn’t prepare anything for going to Fukushima today! At first, I will go to Iwaki, Fukushima. The temporary house for the residents in Ohkuma-machi was constructed in Iwaki-city. The residents started to move, one after another. It is time for the cats who we were looking after to go back to their families.
Here is a letter from one owner.
Please allow me to write you. Thank you so much for rescuing my cat, Mie. It’s been one year since that terrible disaster. I was thinking that Mie is not alive anymore, so I admire her will to survive.
I am so grateful for your efforts.
It’s been one week since I moved to this place in Iwaki. I'm living alone, in a very small place, but somehow I could get by here with Mie.
3 years ago, my 16-year-old dog went to heaven. It was so sad, and my veterinarian worried that I would get sick from this loss. However, I had Mie. She saved me.
How I regret leaving her in that dreadful moment. It was so painful. Whenever I went home temporary, I left food. I am so glad that she held out through such coldness.
My friend said that if we have bonds, certainly we could meet again and if not, I have to give it up. This gave me courage to live. Whatever hardships I have to face, I can’t die before I send Mie to the heaven. I am 74 years old. I will live my remaining life to the fullest.
Now I can finally take Mie back. I would appreciate if you could contact me whenever you have time.
Thank you so much.
Mie finished her health check at TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital and going back to the owner soon.
This owner is loving person. She was taking care of the abandoned cats in Ohkuma-machi. I believe she can get back her energy to live with Mie.