Going to Fukushima.
I was not feeling well, and delayed departure for Fukushima by 2 hours. But 2 young volunteers came with me. This was big help and they were great companions for 28 hours.
We set 22 capture cages. We set the baked bonito and silver vine in the cage.
We also set the disposal heating pad and covered the blanket. The 2 girls were working briskly.
Set the new feeding box.
This is the cat bed / feeding box from nyanda guard.
We set 22 capture cages at 11 points. To avoid accidents, we note the setting location, and number them.
Collecting the cages, we check carefully, one by one, the gender and possibility of lactation, and note the location.
Camellia in Naraha.
Somebody said “Beautiful Japan”. I didn’t get it. But when I get out of the city and come to Fukushima, I can feel the beauty of Japan, if humans wouldn't destroy it.
We could see the ocean and town from the hill. I could see the position of a feeding point where there are many abandoned cats.
The huge loss here can never be recovered. To prevent a re-occurance, and further loss of life from tsunami, sufficient safety measures are needed.
I really wish for peace, and that the town can retain it's beauty, as a place where all the life can enjoy co-existance in harmony. We don’t need the nuclear power plants.
It is so cold, the water is frozen. But we have to do the sterilizations now. Otherwise so many unfortunate lives will be born.
There are so many kittens which were born after the disaster.
We captured 12 cats with big help from 2 volunteers. Thank you, thank you!!!
The last feeding activity of 2012 in Fukushima.
Finally, the last feeding activity of 2012.
We started early, hoping to stop by all the points.
This is Murohara, Namie-machi, the house of one of the people requesting our services. We're sure there are cats there. But we didn’t have time to set the capture cage.
This is a place where we set an automatic feeding box. Not broken or damaged, it's going well.
Cat’s foot print on the new feeding box.
Foot prints on the old one too.
The 2 plastic feeing boxes were also ok.
This new automatic feeding box is the best. We can keep the food longer and keep it away from the rats, crows, and other animals. I wanted to set more, but there was no time. I wish everyone could survive.
This is Ohkuma-machi. The cattle are protected.
2012 was too hard. There was so much crushing sadness. Many times I was almost too discouraged, but with all of your support, I have been able to continue this activity. There is still life there in need of rescue. Please give us your support. Please do not forget the lives still struggling in that severe environment. Please do not forget the people still struggling to rescue them. I'm wishing someday I can feel all of our lives joined together as one.
Morning comes to all places, even those devastated by tsunami. It's a beautiful landscape but it makes me so sad. Still many people can’t find their families. It's so painful to imagine how they must feel as they greet the new year. To have the pain soothed by gentle kindness would be nice, but in fact the longing to simply forget seems stronger.
Return to problematic area.
No people, no cars. But there's an abandoned cat. The cat doesn’t understand anything. This is tragic.