In Ohkuma-machi, Yasaka.
All the houses were carried away by the Tsunami. There is an owner who still believes in the life of 4 cats, and is looking for them. We also believe, because there are some cats that were miraculously saved. We wanted to leave some food somehow, but there was no place for it.
A bit further away, wreckage of a house.
We found a cat but it ran away. It was a shame that we didn’t have time to wait until he/she got into the capture cage. I marked it on my map, for the next time.
In a town devoid of residents, we work intently to leave food. Radiation levels are higher or lower, depending on the area.
There are so many rescue requests, especially from owners of several pets. Once we set the capture cage, 10 or 20 cats will be caught. But before we take them, we have to make sure of who will take care of them, and where. I want to give them sterilization, at least, but we must be selective. We have to face such suffering every day.
Owners caring for multiple cats cannot receive those pets in their temporary houses. There are so many cats that have been waiting for the rescue. I would deeply appreciate your consideration of these cats as possible additions to your family.
As soon as I came back from rescue activity in Fukushima, I went to the new animal shelter.
We discussed the interior finishing with the carpenter and the volunteers, in particular about making the safety door to avoid the escape.
A volunteer wanted to let them see outside from the window. I thought it would be better if people couldn't look at so many cats. But she said there are some screen doors through which people can’t see from the outside. It is good idea.
The volunteers offer so many good ideas because of their affection for cats. I am an old fashioned person, and don’t know anything new. Their ideas are so helpful. I want to make a comfortable shelter for these pets.
As soon as I get the estimate, the construction starts.
We have come this far thanks to your support. I'm doing my best along with the volunteers, to open as quickly as possible. We are recruiting new volunteers for this new shelter.