Leave 8 cats to Nyanda Guard in Fukushima.

October 12, 2014
Leave 8 cats to Nyanda Guard in Fukushima.

This is not the usual activity, but I will now go to Fukushima.
In my car, there are 8 cats to go to Nyanda Guard, and 5 Naraha base cats that have finished sterilization.


Also I load the food from your support.
Thank you so much.


This time, I load many blankets for dogs and cats.


This blanket is also from someone’s support.
She e-mailed me;
“I have over 10 100% wool blankets.
Some are used but very light and warm.
I am vegetarian and also don’t use any animal products.
I was thinking to dispose of these, but maybe these blankets can be used for your dogs and cats.”

Animal product is animal life.
I also stopped eating and using animal products.
I don’t purchase new things like that, but if something is already here, better to use it effectively rather than dispose of it.

This is a little bit off the subject dogs and cats.
But this is also important, regarding care for other animals.

Can you assert that you do not contribute to animal abuse?

If you ate beef today, you will be shocked to know the facts.
When will you stop?
There are so many other tasty things to eat.

How long will you keep paying for animal abuse?

These links are from Kei’s blog.

These are cruel but makes you think.





We rescue all cats from the planned nationalization area.

October 10, 2014
We rescue all cats from the planned nationalization area.

I was worried about the news of building an interim storage facility, but quickly I decided to rescue them all from this planned nationalization area.
I cooperated with the volunteers and we have been rescuing them.
Problems occur each time, and this rescue activity is always difficult.
But we cooperated together, and we rescued animals one by one.

The shelter of Inuneko Kyusainowa has now 100 cats.
In consideration of the stress for these cats, we can’t accept more.
So these days, Matatabi&Nekokatsu are bringing cats that they rescued back to Saitama.

Next year, the contaminated soil will be transferred into the planned nationalization area.
We have to do our best, urgently, to finish our rescue activity by the end of the year.

This time, again, Nyanda Guard offered us their clean, big and comfortable shelter in Fukushima.
We will bring 10 cats that we rescued from Fukushima.
They have all undergone vaccination, sterilization, and virus tests.
On October 12, I will take 8 cats from TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital in Kawasaki to the Nyanda Guard Miharu shelter.

I have said this before; the capture/protection work is hard, but just temporary.
After the protection, we look for foster families.
If a cat can’t regain good health, we take care of it for it’s whole life.
The shelters can’t be stopped.
I appreciate Nyanda Guard so much for taking heavy responsibility.

I won’t be able to repay their kindness.
But with them, I will dedicate myself to animal rescue activity.
Thank you so much.
Please take care of these cats.

Takeo, male, 4 years old, from Naraha on August 22, 2014

2. Wakame, female, 1 year old, from Futaba on June 14, 2014

3. Cherry, female, 5 years old, from Okuma on March 20, 2014

4. Sherry, female, 2 years old, from Futaba on March 20, 2014

5. Konan, male, 6 years old, from Okuma on March 16, 2014

6. Bonny, male, 1 year old, from Futaba on February 5, 2014

7. Perotan, female, 5 years old, from Okuma on October 19, 2013

8. A cat from Naraha in August, 2014 protected by Matatabi&Nekokatsu.

Matatabi, Yoshiyuki Siozawa joined us when I asked for help on the internet for rescue activity in the 20km area.
Since then, he continued without rest to go to Fukushima to save them.

Matatabi has a job, but he tries so hard to rescue cats.
Still, he wants to rescue cats, and opened a shelter in Saitama.
Please also support him.

Nekono House Matatabiya / Kawagoe, Saitama
Recruiting shelter volunteers.

Planning more shelter in Fukushima in 2015.

October 9, 2014
Planning more shelter in Fukushima in 2015.

We Inuneko Kyusainowa are planning to build more shelters in Fukushima in 2015.




Inuneko Kyusainowa has a base in Naraha for rescue activity, in the area within 20km from Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant.
With the resident’s cooperation we have rescued many lives.

After 3 and a half years since the disaster, we are discussing the future policies with the residents and volunteers.
We also have a small shelter in one resident’s yard.
Right now 30 cats are living in this shelter.
Next year, the residents of Naraha will start coming home.
For neighbors, we have to be careful about the noise and smell

Still there are so many lives in Fukushima.
Our Naraha base is very important for rescue activity.

On the weekend, we will prepare an isolated room in the Naraha base for a mother dog and her children from Iidatemura.

Last year, there was heavy snow in Iidatemura, and it was very difficult to bring food for this mother and her puppies.

We have to move these dogs.
Otherwise they can’t survive the winter.
We have to deal with these problems one by one, day by day.

Blog of Natsumint for Iidatemura.

This is good news for afflicted animals.
We will build more shelters near Naraha base, with a playground.
This also can be done with the cooperation of the residents.

Time goes by and it may be natural to forget about afflicted animals in Fukushima.
I could continue with your support, but now it is decreasing.
To build more shelters is not so easy.
But I want to realize it slowly, with the residents.

I would appreciate if you could donate for the abandoned, afflicted animals.

I have to hold down the expenses.
I would appreciate very much If you introduce to us a carpenter who can help us.
Thank you so much.


We would greatly appreciate your donation for afflicted cats in Fukushima.

Bank Name : Bank of Yokohama , Oshima Branch (Code 821) 
Account No : Ordinary Account 1189874 
Account Name : Inunekokyusainowa
※Please specify “Hisai” before your name.

Man Accused of Stealing Van, Leaving Dog Inside to Die, Sentenced to Prison.

October 6, 2014
★Man Accused of Stealing Van, Leaving Dog Inside to Die, Sentenced to Prison.



The recent situation about Odawara overbred cats.




The cat on the first floor seems to have gained weight.
Some cats come down from the shelf while we’re working!
When we start to prepare the food some of them get closer, and we can touch them a little sometimes.

On the second floor, most cats don’t hide anymore.
Some cats still feel threatened, but most of them let us touch them!
They fight sometimes, but I don’t see serious injury.

The cat in a private room of the owner is friendly.
Some of them draw close, and play with a toy with us!

Slowly they seem to open their hearts.
I am so happy about that.

Thank you so much for your support for Odawara overbred cats.




Here is the blog of Odawara overbred cats.

hank you for coming to our adoption event.

October 5, 2014
Thank you for coming to our adoption event.




From volunteer Kishimoto san’s facebook:

Good evening.
There was an adoption event by Inuneko Kyusainowa today.
The weather was bad, but so many people came.
Many cats and dogs found happiness.
But still many of them can’t find their foster family, and we need to save them.
Please come to the adoption event and meet some cats and dogs.
Next week, I will transfer Aka and her puppy to a safe place where they can live in Winter.
Aka is a dog that was living in Iidate-mura in Fukushima.
Aka hid somewhere in the house and even the owner couldn’t find her.
Many volunteers took care of Aka, and tried to move her before Winter, as she is living deep in of the mountains.
Thank you so much for your support.

【Inuneko Kyusainowa Fecebook】

【Inuneko Kyusainowa web site】

Fukushima activity

October 5, 2014
Fukushima activity

After 2days hard activity, I left Fukushima for home.

I always go to the Naraha point of Inuneko Kyusainowa first.
Just before the point, the flag said “For Sale”.


Cosmos are in full bloom.
When this place was a restricted area, many cows were lured into a corral.
They were exposed to rain and snow, and buried in mud.
They were barbarously murdered by hunger.
I can’t forget such a cruel sight.


And still now, I, with a few volunteers, continue to rescue abandoned cats in Fukushima.
I thank you so much for your support.
We have got so much food at Naraha point.

During 2 days, I continue to drive from town to town.
















Nakamura san (Maria) set the capture cage in the planned nationalization area.
We were able to save a life.



It doesn’t look like an angry cat.
Maybe a house cat??


There’s never enough time in Fukushima.
So many things I can’t do.
We were able to do our activity in Naraha and Tomioka during the day.
New life shouldn’t be born in such a town, without people.
The first priority is sterilization.
Then feeding activity.
We haven’t been able to keep up sufficiently with sterilization.
Are there any volunteers who could help us to capture and transport them to TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital, and then bring tham back?



Stamford CEO Accused of Abusing Dog Resigns

October 4, 2014
Stamford CEO Accused of Abusing Dog Resigns


Suwa Taisha shrine will hold the cruel Shinto ritual on January 1, 2015.


The latest answer from Kanagawa prefecture concerning the fatal assault case of the dog in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.

September 26, 2014
The latest answer from Kanagawa prefecture concerning the fatal assault case of the dog in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.
(e-mail dated at September 24, 2014)

Concerning the case of fatal assault of the dog by a sanitation worker in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center, we, Inuneko Kyusainowa, demand that the prefecture charge this worker and his company with property damage and violation of animal protection methods.
Here is the latest answer from Kanagawa prefecture.

We thank you so much for your cooperation in promoting animal welfare in Kanagawa prefecture.

We hereby answer your e-mail dated at September 21, 2014.

We are taking seriously what happened in the animal welfare center, which should be a model of animal welfare.

This case corresponds to the criminal law, article 261, and the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, article 44.
We are considering whether or not to file charges, and the related potential problems.

Right now, we are pushing hard for correspondence regarding this accident, including concerns relating to the prevention of any recurrence.
We hope for your understanding.

September 24, 2014

To : Akiko Yui
Inuneko Kyusainowa / TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital

From : Syohei Hisashima
Kanagawa Public Health and Welfare Bureau,
Living and Health Department, Food Sanitation Section.
TEL : 045-210-4932 or 045-210-4947
FAX : 045-210-8864


To this answer, we Inuneko Kyusainowa replied with the letter below.

To : Mr. Syohei Hisashima
Kanagawa Public Health and Welfare Bureau,
Living and Health Department, Food Sanitation Section.
TEL : 045-210-4932 or 045-210-4947
FAX : 045-210-8864

From : Akiko Yui
Inuneko Kyusainowa / TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital

September 25, 2014

Thank you so much for your answer dated at September 24, 2014.
I appreciate your consideration of legal options.
We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, think that the best way of preventing recurrence of this kind of problem is for the prefecture to file charges against the suspect.

The highest priority is a filing of charges to clarify all aspects of the case.
Details regarding the prevention of recurrence should be considered after the case is concluded.
Again, we ask for immediate charges of violation of the criminal law, article 261, and the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, article 44.

Please hold a press conference to announce these charges.


Kanagawa prefecture accused the person who caused this case dated at October 16, 2014 as the violation of Act on Welfare and Management of Animals (Article 44) to Hiratsuka police station.


Thank you so much for your opinion to Kanagawa prefecture.
However It did not lead to accusation in the offense of breakage this time.
This would be the future subject.

Translation work is delayed.
Soon we will post about this article in this blog.
I apologize for such delay.

Odawara overbreeding cats: Ana and Elsa found new families.

September 24, 2014
Odawara overbreeding cats: Ana and Elsa found new families.

We wish you a great happiness.

Report and Thanks to Fukushima activity.

September 20, 2014
Report and Thanks to Fukushima activity.

We received so much food in Fukushima.
We thank you so much, and so deeply.
My reports haven’t been frequent enough, but we’re doing our best with very few volunteers.

This is Yui’s car.



Matatabi’s car.



Nekokatsu rides in Matatabi’s car.
Yui’s must bumble along alone.
But this time, Nyandara 2 from Koenji Nyandara came along.

We set the food box at a high place to avoid wild animals.



We also set it at a lower place for kittens.


And we set the capture cage.





Water supply


As route 6 is fully opened, it took a while to check the permission to pass through the new barricade.
I really didn’t have enough time, but Nyandara 2 helped me a a lot, and we could stop by all the feeding points.

Now I have come back from Fukushima, but have a headache and feel pretty sick.
Physically it is hard each time, especially with a headache from being sleepless.
I always need painkillers.
This time, it seems overuse of the nerve caused a headache.

There is an adoption event tomorrow.
I will rest my body tonight.

Fukushima cooperative rescue from 18 to 21 is in under way.

September 19, 2014
Fukushima cooperative rescue from 18 to 21 is in under way.

Cooperating volunteers:
Sep. 18, 19 : Inuneko Kyusainowa, Matatabi&Nekokatsu
Sep.20, 21 : Koenji Nyandarazu, Sakura Mama

If we can capture cats in the difficult to return area, we will take all of them back to Inunsko Kyusainowa, Animal Aid, Nyanda Guard, and Nekono Maria.

In Naraha and Tomioka, Capin Tomioka Kyuentai NEKONEKO is conducting activity, and they are accepting cats.
In Tomioka, many roads are closed and it is difficult to continue our activity.

In Naraha, we protect cats from the rat poison and sticky sheets used to get rid of rats.
We won’t release them for a while after the sterilization.
We will release them when extermination of rats has finished.

The protection work is hard, but it is just one day.
It’s hard to think about the life of cats after the protection.
Please support the humane associations and volunteers which accept afflicted cats, and keep them alive.



Thank you so much for your support.
We are doing our best.

Cooperative rescue activity in Fukushima from September 18 to 21.

September 18, 2014
Cooperative rescue activity in Fukushima from September 18 to 21.

I felt relieved after I came back from Fukushima.
But no time to rest, and again I’m going to Fukushima.
In the difficult to return area, the town where people don’t come home, flowers and plants grow so high.
Such beauty makes me feel better, allowing me to lift my drooping head back up.


Small flowers are beautiful and adorable.
Every year, they bloom and heal people.


The landscape of the town is so changed.
It is out of control, and many houses seem like they could fall down to the road side at any moment.


Even if the residents come home, many people won’t be able to go into such dangerous houses.
Of course, there are many houses which broke down completely.


Still some cats are left, surviving in towns where people never go home.
The road going into the town from Route 6 is barricaded.
The residents can only go home 15 times in a year, with permission.
They have to visit their house and grave for a very short time.

I just do what I can do, because it is important, as a human, to save afflicted lives.
It is a natural matter.




Even the season has changed.


Fukushima Route 6, the last passing of checking point.

September 14, 2014
Fukushima Route 6, the last passing of checking point.

Certainly we have to pass Route 6 for our activity in 20km area of Nuclear Power Plant.
It was so hard to get permission each time for these 3 and a half years.
After September 15, general vehicles can go through without permission.



The residents could come into Naraha and Tomioka during the day, and then the checking point is moved to Tomioka.
Since then, we came into the area from the Tomioka checking point.
Finally, from September 15 at 0:00, this checking point is gone.
People who had to make detours that take many hours have been waiting for a long time for this.


Well then, how will this affect we who have been working to rescue cats?






Activity in Okuma.
And then looking at the Nuclear Power Plant 1 from Route 6.


Going to Futaba.



Futaba is the hardest area for our activity.
But certainly there are cats there.


I set the capture cage early.




This place is close to Route 6.
Some cats reach this area from the opposite side of the road.
This feeding point is so important, many cats can survive.
For 3 and a half years I always wanted to clean up.
Finally I could do a bit of that.



A male brown tabby finally came into the capture cage.
I saw this cat so many times, and set the capture cage, but always failed.
He has leukemia.
We’ll take care of him.


This is the checking point from Futaba to Namie.
This is also opened.


People at this checking point work so hard, and always bow their head to each passing car during hot days and rainy days.
Thank you for your work.


Anyone can go to Namie now after the opening of the checking point of Route 6.
If anyone would like to try feeding / protection activity in Namie, please contact us.

Also the capture of cats in Tomioka is needed.
We need to sterilizate these cats.

I will go with you for the first time.
Then after that please go there once or twice in a month.
This is hard activity, to carry the food and pay the transportation fee.
It is also hard physically and mentally.
And yet, if you want to try, please contact us.
You can use the food which we get from our supporters.
But actually there is not so much left.


By the way, Okuma and Futaba may face a more difficult situation.
We have heard that as general vehicles will be passing on Route 6, some barricades that had not been maintained will have to be closed, and someone will maintain them during the day.

There are still so many cats are left in Okuma and Futaba.
They don’t even though these tiny lives wander, suffering from hardship and starvation, they cannot raise a voice.
Sacrifice is not only human.
Can anyone think it incorrect to rescue lives that were abandoned by humans?
The weak are abandoned.
If this doesn’t change, I am afraid this could be the future of this area.

Japan National Route 6 in Fukushima is opened on September 15.

September 9, 2014

On 15, Route 6 in the difficult to return area will be fully opened.
(Fukushima Minyu News, September 9, 2014)

This concerns the regulation of difficult to return area of Futaba. Due to the nuclear plant accident, Okuma and Futaba, along the national route 6, have had minimal access, limited to service vehicles. The government decided to remove this regulation as of September 15.
This is 3 years and 6 months after the disaster.

Route 6 was divided to the north and south in this area, and all but specially permitted vehicles had to go around. With that regulation removed, any vehicle can now go through directly.
The government is going to inaugurate a sequential opening of Joban Expressway in this area by Golden Week in next year.

An increase in the quantity of traffic in this area is anticipated.
On the other hand, there is concern about a potential increase in crime.
Prefectural police and local Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters in each town, are discussing the regulation of approaches to surrounding roads.
They anticipate using security cameras to quantify and identify cars in the area.

In addition, concerning the construction of an interim storage facility, which the prefecture accepted, the contaminated soil resulting from decontamination will be transported after next year.

As Route 6 is the transport route for contaminated soil, protection plans become a future problem, including the measures regulating scattering from transportation vehicles.


About Us

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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