The new animal shelter has started.
Cats are moving to the new shelter. It takes a time but it’s getting better and better, with help from the volunteers.
I say “volunteer”, but it can be a man from a family who received our cats doing heavy work, or a tall veterinarian from TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital doing something that requires height, etc. Today a family who received our cats came to help us. They brought a cat tower which they don’t use anymore. The shelter room is becoming more and more fun.
The landscapes in off-limits areas are different, depending on the area. I was utterly dejected when I saw the sight after Tsunami.
Time goes by and this is the second summer after the disaster.
The houses are covered by weeds,
But there are so many beautiful flowers.
The flowers tell me “There was a house here. There was a peaceful life here.”
It is close to the ocean.
The houses are broken or completely gone.
In this afflicted area, I saw a very thin cat. How hungry and how lonely. I felt a lump in my throat seeing such sight after the Tsunami.
“HELP!”. I can hear the silent voice. I have to go.
I visit the afflicted area in Fukushima every month to leave food and do rescue activity. I can’t abandon these lives, still bearing up under hard circumstances. I am not confident about my health, mental or otherwise. But as long as I can move, I won’t let them down. Fortunately I am not alone. All of you support helps me carry on.
Your donation is used for the highway tolls, gas, and necessary materials. For one trip, it cost at least 50,000 yen per car. I can’t do this rescue activity alone. I could not have come this far, or done this much, without all of your support. Your contributions have empowered me. I will continue to do anything that I can do to relieve the suffering of these endangered lives.
It is so hard now. I do my best each time, but now I worry about the closing of the off limits area. I want to rescue as many as I can, even if that's just one. Whether it's wild cats or house cats, I don’t want to let them die in such miserable circumst
I don’t know how many times I'll have to go to Fukushima and return. I don’t want to complain, but I am not so strong. In order to do the rescue activity in Fukushima, take care of the rescued pets, manage the TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital and the new animal shelter, I remain all worked up, maintaining a constant high tension level.
I do my best. Please support us and animals.
However much they "decontaminate", how safe can this really be?
Currently off-limits, Naraha-machi will be opened soon. It takes about 3-4 hours from Tokyo or Kanagawa. I hope the owners and volunteers will go into Naraha-machi to rescue the pets when it is opened up.