Fukushima rescue volunteer cooperative activity on November 14 and 15.
I came back from the activity in Fukushima.
We got support from all over Japan.
Thank you so much.
Inuneko Kyusainowa : 2 cars
Matatabi&Nekokatsu : 1 car
Nyanda Guard : 2 cars
Thank you so much everyone.
We have got only 2 days permission to go into the area.
5 cars moved swiftly and thoroughly to do the feeding and water supply.
It was wonderful cooperation.
We set 19 capture cages in the planned nationalization area, and 11 capture cages in the difficult-to-return areas in Okuma and Futaba.
In total 30 capture cages produced wonderful effect.
There was a cat that is nursing.
It was hard, but we released her for the children.
In such places, they can’t get the food from people everyday.
Until they can hunt by themselves, they need the mother.
We left the food at lower positions for kittens.
In case other animals eat this, we also left some under something at several places.
I will report this activity with more details later.
These are cats that were rescued after 3 years and 8 months since the nuclear power plant accident.
Obviously some were house cats.
They are now in the TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital of Inuneko Kyusainowa.
After the vaccine, sterilization, virus test and health check, I confer with Nyanda Guard and Nekono Maria to decide on the treatment.
Planned nationalization area : 3
Return difficult area : 2
Return preparation area : 1
TOTAL : 6 cats
Planned nationalization area, Okuma
Brown tabby, male
Planned nationalization area, Futaba
Grey stripe, female
Planned nationalization area, Futaba
White brown tabby, male
Return difficult area, Okuma
Grey stripe, female
Return difficult area,Okuma
Brown tabby, female
Return preparation area, Naraha
Black and white, female
Media reported about the fatal assault case of a dog in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.
Kanagwa prefecture sent the case to the public prosecutor's office on suspicion of violation of the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, article 44, alleging the man killed a small dog with an iron bar.
On September 4, 2014, a worker from a cleaning company killed a miniature dachshund at Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.
Inuneko Kyusainowa has demanded prosecution the man under the charge of violation of the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, (article 44), and the criminal law, article 261, concerning damage of properties.
On October 16, Kanagawa prefecture officially accused the man of violating the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, (article 44).
Concerning the violation of the property damage law(article 261), the proprietary rights were not clarified, and prosecution for that has been postponed.
Today, the media reported that Kanagawa prefecture sent the case to the public prosecutor's office on suspicion of violation of the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, article 44.
I am so thankful to Kanagawa prefecture and people who sent opinions on behalf of the victimised dog.
I hope the criminal is severely punished.
To make a society free of animal abuse, it is necessary to give the maximum penalty with every law; not only the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, but both civil and criminal laws.
For that it is necessary to prosecute officially.
The animal welfare center in each region should accuse officially when animal abuse happens.
Recently, many dog carcasses have been abandoned in some places.
When the identity of the suspect becomes clear, animal welfare centers and the department in charge should file accusations with the police.
Fukushima rescue volunteer cooperative activity:
Nyanda Guard, Matatabi&Nekokatsu, and Inuneko Kyusainowa cooperate for Fukushima rescue activity with 6 people on the 14th, 5 people on the15th.
Okuma and Futaba.
We will conduct capture and protection at the seaside of the planned nationalization area, and the mountain side of the difficult to return area.
We will set the capture cages at 26 points.
I can’t find the words to express my appreciation for your support of food.
We cooperate together and do our best.
Look at the passenger seat….
Let’s try to arrange it.
STOP! Please send your opinion on the establishment of regulations prohibiting the feeding of cats in Kyoto city.
Please send your opinion on the establishment of regulations prohibiting the feeding of cats in Kyoto city.
Please send your voice to Kyoto city!
Kyoto city is now in a hurry to establish a regulation prohibiting of feeding cats.
This includes the feeding of stray cats.
We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, sent a letter requesting exclusion of the feeding of stray cats.
This is from Kyoto news paper.
Leaving of feces and urine by pets, and irresponsible feeding, will be prohibited in a regulation in Kyoto city.
September 29, 2014
The mayor of Kyoto city, Daisaku KADOKAWA, clarified his intention to establish the regulations prohibiting feces and urine of house dogs and cats, and irresponsible feeding, before the end of the year.
Penalty for the violation is under consideration.
Kyoto city said that the damage from feces and urine on the road and riverbed seems endless.
A complaint to Kyoto city in 2013 alleged 398 cases by dogs, and 271 case by cats.
To address this problem, Kyoto city started a 16-member project team in December.
However, beside the improvement of ethics of the owners, it is necessary to establish policies for regulating obligations and prohibitions. (Mayor Kadokawa)
Concerning the prohibition of acts of leaving feces and urine by dogs and cats, and also feeding, it is assumed that these things are perpetuating a nuisance for the neighbors.
Also Kyoto city said that we should consider having a penalty included with the regulation to ensure effectiveness.
Kyoto city said that of the 4 cities in Kinki area, Kobe city is the only one with this penalty.
We Inuneko Kyusainowa sent a letter of petition to the mayor of Kyoto city, to demand the exclusion of the feeding of stray / unknown cats from the regulation and charter.
If it is included in the regulation and charter, it would cause prejudice, and have a bad effect on the volunteers who administer to stray cats.
Kyoto city aims to establish the regulations by the end of the year.
So we have no time to wait.
Please everyone, ask the mayor of Kyoto to exclude the feeding of stray cats from the regulation and the charter.
I believe he might listen and understand.
Please send your opinion to the mayor of Kyoto from here.
Report of Odawara cat overbreeding.
Still some cats are skinny but mostly all cats are gaining weight.
It takes more time to make friends with the cats on the first floor.
But there are some cats that are coming down, and some draw closer to my leg!
Thank you for your support.
Thank you so much for your donation.
Now volunteers wish to buy a cat tower which could help coax the hiding cats to come out.
It cost about 7000 yen.
See how they are.
Intensive rescue activity with volunteers in the planned nationalization area in Okuma and Futaba.
We are doing rescue activity with cooperative volunteers in Fukushima until December 4 this time.
As I have an adoption event on Sunday, I came back to Kawasaki after 2 days of duty.
This time also was hard activity.
I was sweating all the time.
I brought back a cat from Naraha that has serious decease.
This cat has kidney trouble and is in dangerous condition.
I hope this cat can get better though.
The planned nationalization area, Okuma and Futaba.
The censor camera is always set from 2011.01.01 00：00：00.
Recently I see many raccoons, civets and raccoon dogs, and I can’t figure this out with confidence.
Are you a cat?
Could the sound of food being eaten be a cat??
It looks a cat that has a long tail…
Yes it was a cat!
I saw a cat for the first time in this place on June 14 of this year.
It looked like a very thin brown tabby.
Since then, I kept bringing the food.
But I hadn’t seen this cat since the first time, and sometimes I thought it might be dead.
So I was so glad when a cat came into the capture cage.
This cat has leukemia, but can live in our shelter happily without problems finding food.
I haven’t see another one since June.
Maybe it was my misjudgment and not a cat.
But one still might be there.
I discussed with Nekono Maria yesterday about having to try at least until the end of the year.
Check the censor camera.
A fat cat.
It’s good if this cat gained weight.
But maybe…another, different cat??
I think I saw a brown tubby…
But I can’t see the color in this camera.
Anyway I have to protect this cat too.
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The final stage area of the nationalization plan in Futaba.
This is the hardest area for feeding activity.
We confirm that there are no cats and are going to stop setting the capture cages.
Depending on the situation, we will also stop the feeding activity.
Each activity, we set as many capture cages as we can.
I cooperate with Nekono Maria, Motchi and Koenji Nyandarazu.
We check the censor camera to avoid leaving cats.
This is the sea side.
There are only wild animals.
But still we have to check and set the capture cages till the end of the year.
I say “wild animal” but originally raccoons and civets didn’t live here.
It is humans’ fault.
Animals are the victims.
What do they enjoying eating?
Nekono Maria seems to have left this.
Pop corn and caramel corn.
She said this is an effort to keep the wild animals away from the capture cages.
They are fascinated with pop corn and don’t go into the capture cage.
I hope it works.
October in Okuma.
The last town of the activity is Okuma.
Collect the capture cage.
And then fill up the water.
The food box and water bowl have been moved by a wild animal.
But the red water bowl which Nyanda Guard set is safe.
We always set the capture cages.
So at each of the feeding points we keep one at a place wild animals can’t reach.
From next time, we can save the time it takes to load/unload it from the car.
Also we could have more space in the car, so we can load more water.
The censer camera also gets moved or destroyed, or we lose it sometimes.
So we hung it from the ceiling.
I hope it is ok…
This time, we have less food than usual, so we leave a little less than other times..
But now cats know where other feeding points are.
It should be ok.
Full of water.
Finish all routines.
I stopped by Ibaraki prefecture.
A humane association in Ibaraki contacted me, and they said 13 puppies will be killed tomorrow.
I asked them to let all of them out.
I will receive several puppies at a time, find foster families for them, and then receive more.
I can’t ignore the thought of them being killed tomorrow…
We try to find foster families one by one for the puppies that we already received.
We are very busy with that.
October in Futaba.
Food stock for 2 days activity, shortages.
Nicotine & Motchi brought food to our Naraha base.
Rolly, who is volunteering in Namie, also brought food.
Thank you so much for your cooperation.
I owe you.
This is the difficult-to-return area.
This is Futaba.
Time has stopped since the disaster.
It was blown off.
A seaside feeding point in the planned nationalization area Futaba, we focus to set the capture cages by the end of the year.
If we can’t rescue all, we have to continue next year.
Now we set the sensor camera each time, and check for the presence of cats.
October in Namie.
Drive route 6, go to Namie.
In Namie, I often use the same route.
The seeds of this plant always attack me, and it’s painful.
It must be Koenji Nyandarazu coping with crows.
Thank you so much.
Feeding and water supply.
I want to set the capture cage, but no time.
I have to be patient, and focus on the planned nationalization area.
To change the water, I borrow from the well of a cooperative resident.
This is relaxing, and my favorite point.
Fully supply the water and go to the next point.
Hoping to see cat.
☆Cat in Namie
I stop by a feeding point with full speed.
Yes, a cat is here.
This cat seems to be coming to the feeing point from a distant place.
How are you?
I am glad to see you.
This resident is very kind.
You can be safe here.
I try to bring some food.
See you soon.
Activity in Fukushima.
Soon the severe winter will come to Fukushima.
I don’t know when implementation of the interim storage facility in the planned nationalization area will make us give up our rescue activity for abandoned cats there.
We are doing our best to rescue them.
This time, we got 3 cats, but 2 are lactating.
We could rescue only these cats this time, but if they have kittens, we can’t rescue only mother cat.
It was so hard, but I released them.
One cat is now in TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital, and finished vaccination, virus testing, and sterilization.
We will isolate this cat until the vaccine works.
After that it will go to Nekono Maria or Nyanda Guard.
It might be not possible to find a foster family.
※We focus on rescue activity in the planned nationalization area by the end of the year.
It will be intensive rescue.
From October 31, we’ll focus on this intensive rescue with groups and individual volunteers.
■Okuma, Futaba planned nationalization area.
Nekono Maria & Motchi
Recently groups and individual volunteers all face food shortages.
Please support us with your warm heart.
Taking care of afflicted cats also needs funding.
100 yen for one day, 3000 yen for a month could support one cat’s peaceful life.
Nekono Maria is looking for foster parents.
Also Nyanda Guard accepted so many afflicted cats, and is asking for 100 yen per day, 3000 yen for a month, which could support one cat’s peaceful life.
Please visit each website and support them.
Thank you so much.
☆October in Naraha
In October, the activity will be carried out 5 days / 3 times in Fukushima.
If we go more often, we use more food.
But it means the food is always there, increasing the probability of capture/protection.
We divide the food equally for all points.
Ishikawa Animal Friends (http://ameblo.jp/ishikawa-animal-friends/ ) which has supported us since the disaster, sent us so much baked bonito, and we set it in the capture cages.
The smell of this food attracts cats.
We have now 100 cats in our shelter.
It is not possible to give each of them this baked bonito.
But this time, I brought 100 baked bonitos to the shelter.
Thanks to Ishikawa Animal Friends.
I leave Kawasaki with a dawn arrival in Fukushima in mind.
This is our Naraha base.
This is a fun life for cats in the country side.
But the returning of the residents will start soon.
We have to be concerned about neighbors, and think about good ideas, including building a new shelter.
Before going into the planned nationalization area we go, as much as time allows, to feeding points in Naraha.
In Naraha, I divide the places with Matatabi & Nekokatsu, and set the capture cages first thing in the morning.
This time, Matatabi & Nekokatsu worked until late at night, and got a brown tabby.
They brought it back to Saitama.
Change the water.
Feeding point in an earthenware pipe.
Then let’s go to the 20km area.
Concerning assault/death case of a dog in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.
This is the answer from Kanagawa prefecture to the questionnaire of Inuneko Kyusainowa.
Thank you so much for your efforts for animal welfare.
We inform you our decision concerning the fatal accident of a dog in the Kanagawa Animal Protection center.
On September 4, Thursday, an impounded dog in Kanagawa Animal Protection center was assaulted by an employee of the contracted service supplier, which (allegedly) caused it’s death.
We reported it to Hiratsuka police station on September 4.
However, today, we filed charges of violation of the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, (article 44), against this employee
For the criminal law, article 261, we believe this dog belongs to Kanagawa prefecture.
However, we haven’t arrived at a clear conclusion about that, and at this time we have not filed charges on that count.
Secondly, we try to answer your questions dated October 13, 2014.
In the “volunteer communication” temporary issue for registered volunteers of Kanagawa Animal Protection center, it said that “this accident was caused by an employee who hit the dog and caused it’s death.”
However, charges have not been officially filed, and investigation by police has been insufficient.
It is not even clear who the suspect is.
Has the identity of the suspect been confirmed?
And is the killing method confirmed?
We have now filed charges against an employee, alleging that he used an iron bar to hit and kill a dog protected by the Animal Welfare Center.
The suspect’s identity and the killing method will be clarified by a police investigation.
Please explain why it has taken so long since this case occurred for police to file charges.
Generally if someone’s property gets damaged, police file charges immediately.
If the suspect and the killing method are confirmed, you can file charges immediately.
What is your position on this?
In this case, we reported to Hiratsuka police station on the day of the accident, however it took some time to confirm the relevance of laws and regulations, the suitability and the procedures of charges such as violation of the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals in relation to the jurisdiction of prefectural office and police.
When will Kanagawa prefecture file official charges?
Delays could cause problems in maintaining the evidence and questioning of the suspect.
Concerning the maintenance of the evidence and interview of the employee, since we reported to the police on September 4, the investigation has already started and Kanagawa prefecture is cooperating with this investigation.
Charges were filed today, so we believe the investigation has not been delayed.
October 16, 2014
To: Inuneko Kyusainowa, TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital
From: Shohei Hisashima
Public Health and Welfare Bureau
Public Health and Food Safety Management Division
Concerning the accusation of the fatal accident of dog in Kanagawa Animal Welfare center.
Publication date: October 16, 2014
On September 4, Thursday, an impounded dog in Kanagawa Animal Protection center suffered an assault by an employee of a contracted service supplier, which allegedly caused it’s death.
We reported this case to Hiratsuka police station on Thursday, September 4,.
Today, we filed a complaint against this employee at the Hiratsuka police station on the charge of violation of the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, (article 44),.
Accusation date : October 16, 2014
Accuser : The chief of Kanagawa Animal Protection center
Accused : The employee
Accusation acceptance : The chief of Kanagawa, Hiratsuka police station
Fact of accusation : the accused was contracted by the governor of Kanagawa prefecture, and engaged in cleaning duties for the kennel of Kanagawa Animal Protection Center (401 Tsuchiya, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa). On September 4, between 8:05am and 8:10, this employee hit a dog that was a protected animal (Miniature Dachshund, female, age-indeterminate) with an iron bar, resulting in it’s death, in the operational room of B1.
Purpose of the accusation : It is thought that the act by the accused mentioned above violated the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals, (in article 44). We accuse the suspect, and call for severe punishment.
Public Health and Welfare Bureau
Public Health and Food Safety Management Division
Section chief Hisashima : 045 210 4932
Vice section chief Wada : 045 210 4933
FAX 045 210 8864
Animal protection center maintenance contractor accused in dog assault death
On the 16th The Kanazawa Animal Protection Center (Hiratsuka city) filed charges against a man in his 50s who is a former employee of a cleaning company entrusted with duties by Kanagawa prefecture.
The center said that on September 4, around 8:00am, this man hit a dog’s belly and head with an iron bar, and killed it. He was bitten by the dog when he was cleaning the accommodation room.
This man said that he was angry because the dog bit him, and admitted he hit it.
This Kanagawa Animal Protection center achieved zero killing of dogs in 2013.
The dog had been scheduled to be taken in, just a few days later, by an animal protection group, in order to find a foster family. (Kyodo)
I went to pick up an old female dog at Kawasaki Animal Welfare center.
This is a place for impounded cats and dogs.
Kishu seems to be feeling good with shampoo.
But depending on the people, this dog bites sometimes.
It seems difficult to find a foster family.
This dog looks clean, but is a super old lady.
She’s always sleeping.
Wish her happiness in the rest of her life.
This time, I take “Baaba”, who may have to have an operation for the mammary tumor.
Let’s go Baaba.
She walks restlessly.
I feel dizzy just watching.
She arrived at TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.
The examination for filaria is positive.
There is so much filaria.
She is anemic.
After the anemia gets better, we’ll do the operation for the mammary tumor.
Let’s enjoy walking Baaba.
I hope for a happy future and life for this dog.
There is also a super old female dog in the center.
I would appreciate if someone could take these old dogs and give them a calm life for the remainder of their lives.
Please contact the Kawasaki Animal Welfare center.
TEL 044-766-2237 (from 8:30am to 17:00pm except Saturday, Sunday and holidays)
A old female dog “Baaba” (grand mother) in Kawasaki Animal Welfare center.
Impounded dogs in Kawasaki Animal Welfare center.
The old dog wears a collar which was about to rot.
Examination of filaria was positive.
What kind of life did this dog have?
Why did this dog come here?
Our base is in Kawasaki, it is on a residential street.
This is not a good environment for dogs, so we could have only a few.
Right now, we accept puppies from Ibaraki Anima Welfare center, and find their foster families.
Our space is so small, but so many puppies find new families and happiness.
If we accept one old dog, this dog needs the space for quite a long time.
All life is precious and I want to save them all.
But it is so difficult.
I have to decide each time, depending on the situation.
I discussed it with Kawasaki Animal Welfare center.
What I want is to do everything I can do for impounded dogs and cats.
We do medical treatment and get them back to good health.
Then take them back to Animal Welfare center and find foster families.
If I have to take care of them for rest of their life after the treatment, well, I can’t do everything.
But at least for now, at the center, I can take care of their health.
This idea is from a volunteer at Kumamoto Animal Welfare center.
They have been doing this for a long time.
I was hoping Kawasaki Animal Welfare center could do something similar, and give them a chance to live happily.
I offered them my idea and they agreed.
And there are so many risks, but they entrust this old cat “Baaba” to Inuneko Kyusainowa.
Do the health examination at TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital and, if it is possible, do the operation for the mammary tumor.
I want to do everything she needs.
I wish a happy future and life to this dog.
There is also a super old female dog in the center.
I want to accept either one somehow.
To keep them alive, we have to get the cats out of Okuma and Futaba.
The active area where we Inuneko Kyusainowa has only a few volunteers.
Our activity hasn’t been accepted as a public interest activity.
In this situation, we did our best, but there are always so many problems.
This wall is very thick, and I know many volunteers gave up with empty feelings.
I am always worried about when the door in front of me might be closed.
Our challenge still continues.
But now, four years on, what makes volunteers keep trying to manage cat cafes or shelters despite so many hardships?
It’s because if we can’t get them out of the town we can’t keep them alive.
Kotori’s activity in Namie.
Cat cafe in Shonan “Shonyaan” is opened.
3.11 rescue’s activity in Namie.
Cat house Matatabiya in Kawagoe, Saitama.
Visit Miharu Shelter of Nyanda Guard.
On October 12, I brought 8 cats to Nyanda Guard’s Miharu shelter that had been rescued in the 20km area.
This shelter is so clean and wonderful.
The mountains where colored leaves originated.
Soon I arrive at the Miharu shelter of Nyanda Guard.
They prepared one room for rescued cats.
This is really helpful, and the volunteers don’t have to worry about where to keep cats.
We move them one by one into the clean cage.
After they get used to living here, they’ll be released from the cage and live freely in this room.
Honda, captain of Nyanda Guard, greeting cats.
“Thank you for coming. I hope we can live together happily.”
A shelter chief and volunteer was so kind to receive new cats.
The cats didn’t panic, and settled easily in this place.
They were in a cage of TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.
They enjoy a sense of space there.
I am very happy that they could enjoy the space freely.
This is Matatabi’s blog.
A cat that he rescued in Naraha also went to Miharu shelter.
I never have time.
But let’s see another room.
May I come in?
“Yes you may.”
This is an adorable stalking cat.
I thought there are not very many cats.
But then…a cat gathering my bag and smelling …
Does it smell of pee?
No, no…it should smell of matatabi…I guess…
Thanks so much to Nyanda Guard.
I continually do my best with volunteers for rescue activity in the planned nationalization area.
See you soon, Mutch.
The tracks of a blind dog, Aka, on a mountain in Iidate, Fukushima.
A short video by Gunman.
2 short videos by Kishimoto.
Report of natsumint.
This is natsumint and Kishimoto.
Came back from Fukushima, greedy activity.
I came back from Fukushima.
It is barely enough to do one thing in one day with my ability and physical strength.
But why am I so greedy?
I transferred the cat to Capin in Ibaraki.
Also transferred 8 cats to Nyanda Guard’s Miharu shelter.
Then met a volunteer in Iidatemura at our Naraha base.
We transferred a dog, Aka, and her 4 puppies, from a mountain where there was heavy snow.
We gave focused attention to these dogs.
Then, though unfinished, I moved on. Since I had come to Fukushima, I went, in a typical state of high tension, to Namie, and did the feeding for all points.
Then I brought everyone’s donated food and relief supplies all the way from Iwaki to Naraha, and stored it in the warehouse.
Then finally, did feeding in a part of Naraha, and collected the capture cages.
After all that, I’ve done a huge amount today, and feel dizzy.
But it is not only me.
The captain of Nyanda Guard and volunteers, Tominaga, Gunman, volunteers who sent off Aka, thank you so much.
Thanks also to Nishizawa and Kishimoto, who transferred Aka and puppies, and prepared the new home.
I also met Sakura Mama, who came from Yamanashi to the 20km area,
Everyone, thank you so much.
I hope Aka, despite her blindness, gets over the stress of this new life and takes care of her puppies.
This is from Kishimoto’s facebook.
Last night, I went to IIdate, Fukushima and transferred Aka and her puppies to the shelter in Fukushima.
I got lost, and it took 2 hours.
On the way to go to the shelter, I met Yui of Inuneko Kyusainowa.
It was really helpful that I could follow her car.
We safely moved Aka and puppies into the room.
Before 15:00pm, we left Inuneko Kyusainowa Naraha base.
It was a holiday and the highway was so crowded.
I couldn’t beat the sleepiness, and slept for an hour at Moriya Service area.
I got Natsumint back home.
And then did capture activity in Yokohama.
Somehow I got done before the Typhoon hit.
I’m going home now.
I’ll report to you about Aka and her puppies later.
Thanks to all of you who have been concerned about Aka and puppies.
Thanks to volunteers.
Thanks to the owner of Aka.
Thanks to everyone, so much.