☆4th year after the disaster in Fukushima.

March 9, 2015
☆4th year after the disaster in Fukushima.
Life in a closed town, Okuma, difficult return area.

It is frustrating that I am rushing with feeding and can’t handle the rescue activity.
But now, we reorganise the formation with very few volunteers, and somehow we can do it.

Following the last time, we could set the capture cages in Okuma, nationalization area and difficult return area.

We set a total of 30 capture cages.
Volunteers collect them on the third day, and fill up the food box.

They are too thin.


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This is the area of Matatabi (http://ameblo.jp/nyancoouchisagashi22/) & Nekokatsu (http://www.nekokatsu.info/).

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Originally, the cats lived with people in warm houses.
The innocent life has to live desperately in such hard conditions.

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We could rescue so many cats if we could set the capture cages.
If we can get the permission, they won’t be sacrificed.
They have a right to live.
But they don’t have a common language to appeal for help.

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Cats that have been sterilised should have owners.
But still no one has been able to rescue them for 4 years.
I need more power.

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I am afraid of what could happen if it doesn’t get better.

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☆Just before the fourth anniversary of the disaster in Fukushima.

March 5, 2015
☆Just before the fourth anniversary of the disaster in Fukushima.

A black cat that was protected by CAPIN (http://www.capinew.jp/) in Naraha. The sterilization and vaccine have been done in TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital, and now they’re in the shelter of CAPIN. Soon this cat will be released.
The place where this cat will be released, the residents are warm, it will be a good to live.

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But there are still some lives that remain uncared for.

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The cat that we rescued is too thin, and has to stay in the hospital for a while.

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In the 20km area, the veteran volunteer is very skilful.
They check the for lactation, and are able to do so much, so efficiently.

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As the result;
Okuma-nationalization area : 1
Futaba-nationalization area : 1
Okuma-difficult return area : 4
Tomioka-difficult return area : 1

We rescued a total of 7 cats.
I brought 6 cats to TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.
Takecchi brought 1 cat to his family doctor.

Oh, and, I am so tired.
It took 3 days to recover.
Everyone, thank you so much.

☆Reorganize the feeding volunteers in Namie, Fukushima.

March 5, 2015
☆Reorganize the feeding volunteers in Namie, Fukushima.

I couldn’t report about Namie for a while.
I am so sorry that I didn’t have so much time.
I report to you now about activity in Namie.

Even with so few volunteers, I want to continue the rescue activity in Naraha, Tomioka, Okuma, Futaba and Namie, as long as possible, and rescue as many cats as possible.
I have been trying to make better systems, and slowly the systems are getting set in some towns.

We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, are thinking about efficient activity in these 5 towns.
Especially I want to hurry to rescue cats in the nationalization area and difficult return area.

However, time is limited.
The time is always up after just the feeding in Okuma, Futaba and Namie, and there’s no time to set the capture cages.
To solve this problem, we changed the formation of the volunteer’s activity area.

Ayaka, who accepted 5 cats from Fukushima through Inuneko Kyusainowa, offered to join our activity.
She’ll take care of feeding in Namie.

Ayaka will join with Ms. L, who has been taking care of half of Inuneko Kyusainowa’s Namie feeding points.
450kg ~ 460Kg of feed is necessary in Namie for one time.
They use 400kg of donated food, and prepare remaining amounts by themselves.

The next Namie activity will be March 7.

I stopped by Hibarino Iyashi, where we receive the aid.
It was a stone sauna before the disaster.
Mrs. Murao, who is a resident of Naraha, rented this place.

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8Kg x 50 package = 400Kg.
The volunteer donated 50Kg, increasing it to 450Kg for one time feeding activity.
We continue the feeding every other week.

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These photos are from volunteers.
More cats survive in Namie than Okuma or Namie.
Last time, a volunteer found a cat in heat.
3.11 Rescue (http://okomenokiwami.blog38.fc2.com/)captured 2 cats for TNR.

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The address where we receive the aid has changed.
Please support us and the abandoned cats.
Thank you so much.


Inuneko Kyusainowa
c/o Chie MURAO
27-1 Kaminohara, Kitada, Naraha-machi, Futaba-gun, Fukushima 979-0604
TEL : 090 4630-8861
※Please send the aid by Yamato Takkyubin / Gozen (in the morning)
*Please do not call this number, only for Yamato Takkyubin

Please spread information!

March 7, 2015

Please spread information!

Regulations regarding the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto City.
The city councilor in Kyoto, Akihide Tanaka, please listen our voice.
Please exclude the cat from the regulation!

This regulation will be in the budget committee on March 12 and 13, and then the last plenary session will be on March 20.

What we can do in the last 2 weeks.

It seems Communist Party member of a city council corps and Komeito member of a city council corps are a stance of objection or the correction in regulations plan.
We could see this from the questionnaire of The Pet Law (http://thepetlaw.web.fc2.com/) and also from actual interpellation.

The point is Liberal Democratic Party member of a city council corps.
They keep silence for the questionnaire.
It means they are going to establish the regulations.
They also keep silence to 3005 of public comments which asking not to establish the regulations about cat feeding.
The number of Liberal Democratic Party member of city council is so many.
Your public comment may become only a piece of paper.

The city councilor in Kyoto, Akihide Tanaka (Liberal Democratic Party) proposed this regulations and a chairperson of education welfare committee.

Please send your opinion to the city councilor in Kyoto, Akihide Tanaka.
Please also send it to the other Liberal Democratic Party member of city council.


Hideaki TANAKA
Tanaka Build.3F, 38-2, Kamikatsuramiyanogocho, Nishikyoku, Kyoto 615-8227
Tel&Fax 075-204-6128
Opinion form : http://www.tanaka-akihide.com/guide/contact.html

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Kyoto City is ignoring public opinion.
http://arfjapan1216.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-473.html

☆Support life in Fukushima.

March 3, 2015
☆Support life in Fukushima.

This is the blog of Nekokatsu.
http://ameblo.jp/cafe-nekokatsu/entry-11996223250.html

Donated food for Inuneko Kyusainowa, and also food readied by volunteers.
730Kg of food is delivered for one activity in Okuma and Futaba.
This is for 2 weeks of food.

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This time, in this place, I protected a cat (castration operation finished, white and black cat, FIV positive), and also one at the house opposite.
In the difficult return area, Okuma mountainside from route 6, we can finally start rescue activity, 4 years after the disaster.
If we could do it all at once, we could rescue faster.
I am frustrated.

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☆Cooperative rescue activity in Fukushima, rescued cats are in bad health.

March 3, 2015
☆Cooperative rescue activity in Fukushima, rescued cats are in bad health.

This time, 3 days of activity were done by Matatabi&Nekokatsu, Nekono Maria, Nyanda Guard, Sakura Mama and Inuneko Kyusainowa (2 volunteers and myself).

The volunteers are few now.
It is important that we cooperate with strong trust to save cats.
The purpose this time was to share information about feeding points, to improve efficiency, and create a system for helping each other in emergencies.

I think we achieved the purpose.

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Every volunteer handled each activity and we rescued many cats.
We started to capture the cats in the difficult return area of Okuma mountainside since the last activity.
The rescue was delayed, but at least they survive.
I was so sad to see so many thin cats.

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Cats that were born after the disaster can’t eat, and most of them can’t survive.
We sometimes set the food on a high shelf to avoid wild animal,s but kittens can’t climb up, and can’t eat.

We somehow leave the food for kitten underneath something on the ground, but it is empty when we go next time.
There’s not enough food for weak kittens.
We have to think of a better idea.

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Many cats are thin and in bad health.
I asked the veterinarian of TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital to wait for us.
I drove under the heavy rain without rest.

Finally I protected this young cat.
So thin…
14%…terrible anemia.

Begin the blood transfusion.
Hang on!
You have to live!!

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Today I am busy receiving dogs and cats from Ibaraki Animal Welfare center with the cooperation of volunteers in Ibaraki.
I will report about Fukushima again.

The regulations regarding the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto Cit.y

March 2, 2015

The regulations regarding the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto Cit.y

The regulations regarding the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto City could prohibit feeding stray cats.
An assemblyman of Komeito, Takao Yoshida, showed disapproval of the establishment of regulations concerning cats.

Questioning of Takao Yoshida at a Kyoto city council meeting of in February.
http://www.yubikiri.net/daido/files/yoshida.pdf

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Concerning the regulations on the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto city.
The year before last, as a member of the animal welfare administrative investigation team, I researched advanced cases of animal welfare in Europe.
After that I proposed a concrete policy agenda.
As a result, the Animal Protection Charter in Kyoto City was enacted, the first in Japan, which equips the animal welfare center with a night animal emergency hospital.
It’s a great advance.
I suggested that it should establish regulations for controlling damage caused by the feces and urine of dogs and cats.
I evaluated the provision to promote owner management of the dog feces while walking the pet.
However, in public comments, there were many critical opinions of the main point of irresponsible feeding of stray cats, mainly from volunteers who gain nationwide attention promoting the sterilization of stray cats.
If common recognition of the definition of “feeding” differs, we can’t secure the effect of the regulations.
Still at this point the idea of the Animal Protection Charter in Kyoto City hasn’t been fully recognised by it’s citizens.
It would be hasty to establish such strong regulations.
Kyoto city has to inform it’s people about the idea of the charter, and fulfil it’s responsibility as a city of humane animal policies.

Based on the discussion in the assembly, opinions of the people who strove for charter establishment, and various opinions voiced in public comment, please make a maximum effort toward further realisation of regulations aimed at avoiding ruination in the future.

Assemblyman of Komeito, Takao Yoshida’s web site.
http://www.yoshida-takao.jp/

We want to rescue cats left in the nationalization area in Fukushima.

February 26, 2015
We want to rescue cats left in the nationalization area in Fukushima.


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Much life ceased to breathe, and fortunately, some lives were saved.
It’s been 4 years since disaster, and certainly the number of abandoned cats decreased.

But still, certainly there are cats that are living in desperation.

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The capture rate is low.
But we are also desperate to save them.

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Set the capture cage.

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Set one again.

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And again.

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Set as many as we can right up to the the time limit.

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Feeding and water supply.

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At the end of the activity, collect the capture cage.
But it is so hard to do in the nationalization area.

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I have so much experience now, I can see what kind of animal is in there from the tear of the cloth that covers the capture cage.

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Fukushima accepts delivery of radioactive soil.

February 25, 2015
<Interim storage> Fukushima accepts delivery of radioactive soil.

Fukushima OKs delivery of radioactive soil to interim storage
FUKUSHIMA, Japan, Feb. 24, Kyodo
https://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2015/02/338068.html

The Fukushima prefectural government approved on Tuesday the delivery of radioactively contaminated soil and other waste, generated during cleanup work after the 2011 nuclear crisis, to interim storage facilities currently under construction in the prefecture.

To help accelerate the decontamination activities, the central government is seeking to begin moving radioactive waste to the interim storage sites by March 11, the fourth anniversary of the earthquake-tsunami calamity that triggered the world's worst nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

Work to build a makeshift storage yard at the facilities began earlier in February, but Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori had yet to approve the delivery, saying decisions on the facility construction and delivery of the radioactive waste are two separate issues.
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Fukushima OKs delivery of radioactive soil to interim storage
http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20150225p2g00m0dm039000c.html

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Kyodo) -- The Fukushima prefectural government approved on Tuesday the delivery of radioactively contaminated soil and other waste, generated during cleanup work after the 2011 nuclear crisis, to interim storage facilities currently under construction in the prefecture.

To help accelerate the decontamination activities, the central government is seeking to begin moving radioactive waste to the interim storage sites by March 11, the fourth anniversary of the earthquake-tsunami calamity that triggered the world's worst nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

Work to build a makeshift storage yard at the facilities began earlier in February, but Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori had yet to approve the delivery, saying decisions on the facility construction and delivery of the radioactive waste are two separate issues.

Uchibori's announcement came after he discussed the issue with the mayors of Futaba and Okuma towns, host communities of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi complex and the planned interim storage. Uchibori said he will convey the decision to the central government on Wednesday.

In accepting the delivery, Fukushima demanded the central government legislate that the contaminated soil will be permanently disposed of outside the prefecture within 30 years and have a safety agreement, among other requests. The legislation was enacted last November.

Uchibori is set to meet with Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki and Reconstruction Minister Wataru Takeshita in the city of Fukushima on Wednesday and sign the safety agreement.

The central government had planned to begin moving radioactive soil in January, but the process was delayed due to difficulties in obtaining agreement from the local municipalities and residents.

The facilities are planned on around 16 square kilometers of land in Okuma and Futaba. They are expected to be capable of storing 30 million tons of soil and other radioactive waste, such as burned ash, but they are not for storing highly radioactive waste generated in the crippled plant.

Negotiations with landowners, however, have seen slow progress so far.

February 25, 2015(Mainichi Japan)

The third day of cooperative rescue activity in Fukushima.

February 25, 2015
The third day of cooperative rescue activity in Fukushima.
Collect the capture cage and feeding.

This is the third day of cooperative rescue activity in Fukushima in February.
Volunteers made every effort to set the capture cages in Okuma and Futaba where the nationalization area and difficult-to-return areas are.

We set 32 capture cages.
Also volunteers set and collected some other places where they have concerns.
At the end of the third day, we collect all capture cages and leave enough food to last until next time.

For the cats in capture cage, we check whether they are lactating or not, and record the information as a protected place.
We have to finish all the activity by the time limit.

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In the area where there will still be a lot of cats left behind, we leave more food.

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Leave fresh water, even if it freezes overnight.

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Then go to the next, and the next.
In places where feeding is kept up well, the capture rate is high.
Even though I got information to find cats from other volunteers, we don’t have enough people, and no time to set more capture cages.
It is a shame that feeding takes all of my effort.

This time, I had a new volunteer and could set the capture cages.
A black cat came into the capture cage.
It’s been 4 years since disaster.

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Then go to the next point.

I couldn’t set the capture cage in this place because of time.

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A black smoke cat was protected.

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There will be still more cats in this area.
I put enough food in the food box till next time.
I don’t have enough time, but leave 2 kinds of dried food rather than one, just thinking about the cats.

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Activity in Fukushima troubled by weather.

February 23, 2015
Activity in Fukushima troubled by weather.

Activity in Fukushima in February was troubled by weather.
It was 3 days of activity, and this is the second day with other volunteers.


The activity advanced smoothly with 2 new volunteers.
But…
When we were almost done, suddenly the weather changed.
As soon as snow started, it changed to a snowstorm.


If snow lies on the ground through the night, we won’t be able to come into the area.
Whatever it takes, we have to collect the capture cages.
But it is so hard to do.

I am worried about volunteer’s getting back.
We stopped, and let them go home.
While I sorted out the donated food at Naraha base, the snowstorm stopped.

It is still light.
So I load 6 capture cages in my car and went to set it at Naraha.

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Finally one cat was protected.
This cat has not yet had sterilization.
The other 2 cats had already had it done.
They come into the capture cage again and again.
Maybe this is the third time.
I released them and left food and water.

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In the mean time, wind became strong.
It is also getting dark, and I finished the activity.

Then the wind got to blowing harder and harder.
It even shakes the car.
I heard sounds of various things being tossed by the wind, and I was so scared.
If wind doesn’t stop, I won’t be able to go into the area.
I was so worried, but the wind stopped in the morning.

It was good, but each time I am so tired from such stress.
I am worried about my health.

Are there owners?

February 20, 2015

Are there owners?
These cats were protected on February 15 and 16 in Fukushima with cooperative rescue activity.

●No.0670
2015.2.15 at Okuma
Black and white, Male, Young.
FIV (-), FeLV (-)
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●No.0671
2015.2.16 at Okuma
Black and white, Female, Young.
FIV (-), FeLV (-)
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●No.1611
2015.2.16 at Okuma
Black, Male, 3 years old (estimate)
FIV (-), FeLV (-)
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●No.1612
2015.2.15 at Naraha
Brown tabby and white, Male, 2 years old (estimate)
FIV (-), FeLV (-)
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2015.2.15 at Futaba
Red tabby, Male, 4 years old (estimate)
FIV (-), FeLV (-)
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●No.1614
2015.2.16 at Okuma
Brown smoke, Male, 2 years old (estimate)
FIV (-), FeLV (-)
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Fukushima rescue activity with first-time volunteers.

February 18, 2015
Fukushima rescue activity with first-time volunteers.

The second day of cooperative rescue activity in Fukushima, a veteran volunteer, Sakura Mama, me, and a couple who join for the first time, go into the 20km area.
This is a hard area.
Sakura Mama takes care of the difficult area, and asomewhat distanced area.

I am with new volunteers.
It’s their first time, but I tell them about quite difficult matters.
I ask them whether they can continue this activity.
Also this is very hard activity, for body and mind, but they are ready to do it.
If they have over-optimistic thoughts about the process, it won’t be possible to do this.
So I tell them clearly about it.

But still they want to do it.
They are very good drivers.
They navigate arrow roads easily, on site, going back…

The first area is an Okuma mountain side.
I had so many protection requests in this area.
There are so many cats that we still can’t find.
We don’t have enough people and time.
Now we have to focus on the nationalization area.
But this day, new volunteers came with me.
I asked them to remember this point.
This is hard request for the new participants.

But if they could, we can also focus the protection in this area.
Then we can explore the area to Kumagawa and around Ono station, Ottozawa, to protect abandoned cats.

This is the first time for them.
So I go slower than usual, for them to remember the place, and set the capture cages.
I also give them the information about protection requests from residents.
We were 3 people, and we could clean 3 houses which had been damaged by rats and wild animals.

Check the first capture cage.
A thin kitten was in this one.
We set the food box on the shelf, or in a high place to avoid wild animals, but kittens can’t reach it.
We leave the food for kittens at a lower place, or make a small food box, and work out some ideas for those weak little lives.

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Let’s call you “Benimaru”.
You must be so hungry everyday.
You must be so scared crow, of raccoon and wild boar.
You won’t have to worry from now.

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Then let’s go to the nationalization area.
There is the sea already.

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How long they wander to look for food in a such place without houses.
Whenever we set the capture cages, we protect cats, again and again, and still now it continues.


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This capture cage was set yesterday by another volunteer.

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Let’s call you “Cho san”.
Now we protect more male cats.
Male cats are bigger and stronger than females, and can survive.
Let’s get out!

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With the new volunteers, I didn’t have to hurry as usual. We set the capture cages, and also clean the houses.
Thank you so much.
We protected 3 cats this day.

But then after that….the weather became so bad….

Cooperative rescue activity in Fukushima. We want to explore the area to set the capture cages.

February 18, 2015
Cooperative rescue activity in Fukushima.
We want to explore the area to set the capture cages.

On february 14, Matatabi&Nekokatsu and Inuneko Kyusainowa went to the 20km area of Okuma and Futaba in 2 cars, and set the capture cages, as many as possible.
Then next day on the 15th, 4 cars of other volunteers gathered at the Naraha base of Inuneko Kyusainowa.

Good morning everyone.
Thank you for coming so early in the morning.
It is 7am.
Before meeting time, I started feeding in Naraha from 5:30am.

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Yamato currier service now can come to Naraha base, and it is very convenient.
I want to thank our supporters for sending the food to the new address.
Please keep supporting us.
Thank you so much.

We load the food into all the cars.
2 cars go to Namie to carry 450kg〜480kg of food.
There is 400kg of food from Inuneko Kyusainowa’s supporters, and each volunteer buys the rest.
They are young and trustful volunteers.
Please support such young volunteers’ efforts to protect cats.

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We are ready to go.
“Hang on!”
“Take care!”
We call out to each other and depart for the town.


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This time, I am with a couple who join for the first time in 2 cars.
Before we go into the area, I show them Naraha town.
I also show them how to set the capture cages and share the work.
Normally I do this alone.
But this time I can do more with 3 people.


First thing in the morning, check the capture cages which I set in Naraha, the worst Tsunami damage area.

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This cat looks like a male.
But we check just in case.
This area has enough food.
The cat is not too thin, and looks fine.

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Go back to Naraha base to leave the cat.
Then go back into the area.

Fukushima nationalization area, Interim storage facility, the start of construction.

February 15, 2015
Fukushima nationalization area, Interim storage facility, the start of construction.

Fukushima nationalization area, Interim storage facility start of construction.
Shock…

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The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/03/02/editorials/storing-fukushimas-radioactive-waste/#.VOboirCsX-I

Japan Today
http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/work-begins-on-interim-storage-facilities-for-nuclear-waste-in-fukushima
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☆From the blog of Sakura Mama.

http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/iihiroi324/17031324.html

Shock…interim storage facility start of construction.

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Collect the capture cages which I set in the nationalized area (interim storage facility), and feeding.
It is necessary to cooperate with the others.

100 cats in our shelter.

February 11, 2015
100 cats in our shelter.

The shelf is so popular, and gradually gets more so.

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◆We need your help! 
Your donation allows us to keep doing anything, and everything, that we possibly can to help the abandoned animals Fukushima and Animal Shelter which are taking care of cats. We would greatly appreciate any help that you can give us.

Bank Name : Bank of Yokohama , Oshima Branch (Code 821)

Account No : Ordinary Account 1189874 

Account Name : Inunekokyusainowa


※This is 4th year since we started to rescue abandoned animals in Fukushima.
Still a few volunteers that can’t abandon those lives keep going Fukushima.
We don’t know how it will work out, how long we can continue this activity.
Transportation is expensive.
I would like to ask you to donate for the transportation expenses for going to Fukushima so volunteers can keep doing this activity.
We need at least 20,000 yen for each time, for expressway charges and fuel costs.
If they go more than 2 times in a month, it is a heavy expense.
I would like to support such volunteers with your donations.
We need 200,000 yen a month (10 volunteers x 2 times).
I appreciate your cooperation to rescue abandoned cats in Fukushima.
Thank you so much.

Difficult activity in planned nationalization area in Fukushima.

February 10, 2015
Difficult activity in planned nationalization area in Fukushima.

Last rescue activity in Fukushima.
The weather report said that the snowfall will be 40cm.
The authorities warned that trips to the area should be canceled.
I imagine the food boxes are already empty.
It is difficult for cats to walk in such deep snow to find feeding points.

The snow might have stopped.
Maybe rain will dissolve snow.
Maybe it will be a sunny day tomorrow.
Anyway, let’s try to get there.

Set the capture cages in Naraha and Tomioka.
And then go into the planned nationalization area with other volunteers in 2 cars.

Soon another volunteer called me and said that she brought a tool to pull cars.
I thank her, but I hope I won’t need it.

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The activity time in this area is strictly regulated.
We set 20 capture cages in this area, and leave food.

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Then went to Namie for feeding.


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I use my all energy.

Desperate.


Protected cat in Okuma.

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Protected cat in Futaba.

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I finished the activity with all my energy.
I am glad that I didn’t have to use the tool to pull my car.


But…


The office called me.

“No one go into this area from tomorrow because of snow.”

What!?
20 capture cages were set there.

Again I use my all energy, desperate to collect all capture cage before the barricade is closed.

I didn’t use her tool to pull the car, but I’m sorry to use her to collect the capture cage.s
I don’t know what will happen.
In this area, the regulation is so strict and my nerves always get worn out.
Both my mind and body are exhausted.
But we have to use energy to rescue cats from this area.


I wonder how I can recover my mind and body for next time.
But not even 100% recovered, I have to force myself.

Even when I’m back in Kawasaki, I can’t rest enough.
Sometimes words from other people weigh on me heavily.
Again I’m nearly in depression.
My doctor wrote me a letter of introduction for a neurologist.
I have to at least somewhat recover by next time.

Documentary film on Taiwan Shelter dogs : Reprint from Low Position BLOG!

February 8, 2015
☆Reprint from Low Position BLOG!

Low Position BLOG!
http://lowposi.jugem.jp/?eid=439

Film “Twelve Nights” which is a documentary on Taiwan Shelter dogs, is shown on Youtube!

This is Iida, the director of “Dogs, Cats & Humans.
The director of “Twelve Nights”, Raye told me that she released this movie on Youtube.
I met her last summer at the International Animal Film Festival in Korea.

This movie became a big topic in Taiwan.
I heard that about 230,000 people visited movie theatres to see this movie.
The population of Taiwan is about 23 million.
So one in 100 saw this movie in a movie theatre.
Also the DVD is selling well.
She released it on Youtube on February 1.
In the first 3 days, the access count was almost 2 million.

You will see a horrible situation in this movie.
I am familiar with the situation in Japan, but still it is so painful.
Raye captured the expressions and the personality of each dog at great length.
This is a wonderful movie.
I respect all the staff who keep visiting this place.

It is painful getting to know the situation of dogs and cats in Japan.
Maybe some people don’t want to know the details of situations abroad.

But dogs are dogs wherever they live.
I don’t think that it is enough if only Japanese dogs are happy.
It is important to know the situation in other countries of Asia.

I hope someone can share my thoughts.

There are no Japanese subtitles, but also no narration, no speaking.
There are only simple captions in Chinese and English, but you will understand.
The length of this movie is about 100 minutes.
Please watch it carefully when you have the time and inclination.

Film “Twelve Nights” Triggers Debate on plight of Taiwan’s homeless dogs.

A new documentary about the plight of animals in Taiwan’s shelters has sparked a public discussion about the treatment of stray dogs and cats on the island, prompting the government to amend its policies.
(from http://blogs.wsj.com/scene/2013/12/13/film-triggers-debate-on-plight-of-taiwans-homeless-dogs/)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCRzgAWj7nI

The regulations regarding the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto city…Please appeal your opinion to city councillors!

The regulations regarding the prevention of nuisance caused by animals in Kyoto city…Please appeal your opinion to city councillors!

The municipal assembly begins on March 6.
Everything depends on the judgment of the councilor.
Please appeal your opinion to city councillors!

http://www.city.kyoto.jp/shikai/meibo/index.html
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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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