Do you think this is good for animal welfare in Japan?

April 12, 2015
Do you think this is good for animal welfare in Japan?



Over 70 stray dogs in Jyoso, Ibaraki.
There are many puppies which were just born, and their eyes are not even opened.
If the authorities sprinkle the drugs and capture the mother dogs, certainly these puppies will be dead.
This is an abusive method, which kills, but indirectly.
How could Ibaraki Animal Welfare Center do such a cruel thing?
Puppies should be protected, and foster families found.
Then protect the adult dogs, and find their foster families.
I hold Ibaraki prefecture responsible, and take them to task for this.
Of immediate concern is to use empty, available land and institutions, to take in all dogs, and find foster families, with the cooperation of volunteers.

Mrs. A, who is a resident of Jyoso, told me that there were over 80 dogs in February.
The authorities had already been capturing stray dogs when she got the consultation at the end of March.
They seemed to have disappeared steadily, five at a time, but this never appeared in the website of Jyoso city.
Some dogs which she was going to take in herself had also disappeared.

On April 11, a humane association representative asked the Animal Welfare Center about the situation.
They said there were over 80 dogs, and already 50 of them were captured.
We have to check into it.

When the humane association and volunteer heard that the authority will sprinkle the drugs, they looked for puppies disparately.
They protected 28 dogs.
2 month old puppies, 4 month old running puppies, and then 8 month old difficult young dogs, they were quite busy with this emergency protection activity.

The Humane association in Ibaraki always cooperates with Ibaraki Animal Welfare Center.
They accept so many dogs and cats that would otherwise be killed.
Their shelter is full of these dogs and cats.
So no there’s place to accept this quantity of dogs.

And the worst thing is that the first dog which the Center accepted was infected with parvovirus.
There were so many dogs in the same room.
Such infected dogs are fighting for their lives while being treated.

How they can leave these stray dogs until their numbers exceeded 80?
(I heard they captured and killed again and again in the past)

Why did you leave them unattended until one stray dog became 80?
And now get rid all at once.
Do you think this is good way to deal with animal welfare in Japan?

This is a dog which was infected with parvovirus on it’s first day in the Center.
It seems to be about 4 months old.


These dogs in the below photos were spared from being killed by being taken in by a humane association, with the intention of finding foster families.
They look so happy.




Once they are born, everyone has a right to be happy.
How can Ibaraki Animal Welfare Center take away that chance to be happy, let them sicken, or deprive them of life?

Please send your opinion to Ibaraki prefecture!!

Ibaraki Animal Welfare Center
Toru Matsumoto

Address : 47 Hizawa, Kasama-shi, Ibaraki 309-1606
TEL : 0296-72-1200  FAX:0296-72-2271
E-mail : doshise01@pref.ibaraki.lg.jp


Please support the rescue activity of Jyoso stray dogs.

I got a report about an injured dog.
The left forefoot swinging loose from injury.
This dog was protected and received vaccine.

There are 2 puppies and an old dog.
This photo was taken by a volunteer who is providing the food.
They’re giving food every day.
But one puppy has an injury on the neck.




We need your support to rescue such stray dogs.
The donation will be used for sterilizatrion, vaccine, inspection for filaria, and also to prepare shelter.
It won’t be used for the dogs in Jyoso (or for stray cats in same area).
Thank you so much for your cooperation.
Akiko Yui 2015.4.20

This bank account is managed by Inuneko Kyusainowa and CAPIN.
I report the income and expenditure in our website and blog.

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Uchimura Yuko

Report on Odawara over breeding cats.

March 30, 2015
Report on Odawara over breeding cats.

This is Tominaga.
Thank you so much for your support for Odawara cats.

☆Cats on the 1st floor.

Some cats have runny noses.
I asked the owner to look carefully at those cats.
I also told the owner how to give them the antibiotic.

Some cats can’t use the toilet well, and the bad smell became strong.
I cleaned the floor and change the matting, but they will do it again.

When it becomes warm, less matting we make for a make better situation.

Everyone has good appetites.


Time for meal.
As soon as I start to open the can, they get closer and closer.


Look at them!
This is amazing, that some cats draw close to my feet.

When I showed them the food with a spoon, some let me touch them!
Most of them are still hiding.
This is the first time to touch them!!
I was very happy.


No diarrhea this time,

Thank you so much for your support for Odawara cats.


From Tomioka to Okuma in Fukushima.

March 26, 2015
From Tomioka to Okuma in Fukushima.

We have been doing cooperative rescue activity since March 27.
I have been going to Fukushima for three consecutive weeks, and am terribly busy.
I have to leave, even though I couldn’t report on the last activity.

I’ll report on it hastily.



Tomioka town just before the 20km area,




Full scale decontamination.
This is route 6, cleaned to the ground.
It looks clean, but I have my doubts.



The owner of this house is still looking for their brown tabby cat.
I haven’t given up yet in these 4 years.


Continue feeding.


Go into the 20km area.
Feelings of stress increase from here.


In Okuma.
Check so many capture cages which other volunteers set the day before.


I could see what is inside from a tear in the cloth.


I am sorry.


Rubble from the Tsunami is still left after these 4 years.


This tear of cloth is certainly…


A common raccoon.
Humans brought them in and left them.
Then they increased, only to be killed.



Temporary feeding box.
The number of cats is decreasing.
The feeding box will be smaller.




Then a civet.
They all embody life.
How different is it?
Which one is holy?
Who is great?


The probability of catching cats is low.


But still, we set about 40 capture cages in 3 days, and definitely we can save sacred lives.


Temporary entrance permission in this period is finished on March 29.
After that it is forbidden for 20 days.
I want to achieve good results during the last cooperative rescue activity in Fukushima.

For the next first permitted day, we want to raise the number of volunteers, and make a system for starting the next activity.

☆Fukushima, Naraha

March 24, 2015
☆Fukushima, Naraha

The plum-trees are in full bloom, with a light flagrance.
This reminds me of my home town, and comforts me.
We can go into Tomioka and Naraha during the day.
No worries about being chased by police.
This is why I could smell the plum-trees.

Decontamination in Tomioka advances in earnest.
Naraha also aims for a hasty rebound.


But there is no good news for abandoned cats.
So our activity is still going on in the 5th year.


This is one resident’s house which will be dismantled soon.
In these 4 years it has been damaged all over, and is in dangerous condition.
This resident had many cats, but only a few were found.



But when we set traps, cats usually come into the cage.
They usually come from somewhere else.


A light color tortoiseshell cat with long hair.
The sterilization has been done.
It doesn’t look friendly, but it will be.


Next place is around the old Tomioka checkpoint.
There were so many cats in Tomioka.
Volunteers evaded the eyes of the police for feeding and protection.

Finally we can’t continue the feeding in this place.
There is nothing in this area. It’s like a field. Nothing to do but leave a little food under the rubble.

They can’t get away from crows, and die in one or two days.
The next feeding activity will be after 2 weeks.
Even so, cats come to this place to find the food.
This is painful and sad.


Now we set the capture cage before going into the 20km area.
And we collect them at the end of the activity.


One on the first day.
Another one on the second day.



We have to make a new feeding point.
We have been looking for a good place, but there are no suitable places.
We have to find it somehow, to save their lives.
We looked for it desperately.
Somehow we set 2 feeding points.
These are far from the house, and there are no places for taking shelter.
It looks miserable, but I hope they find it, and then we can protect them.

People can go into this town now.
But nobody cares about the abandoned cats.
It is hard to live.
As owners, and also as a community, I want them to think about, it and speak aloud about it.
This is how I think now.

Today is the 4th year since The Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster.

March 11, 2015
Today is the 4th year since The Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Today is the 4th year since The Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Let me say a few words on this occasion, in particular concerning the future prospects of Inuneko Kyusainowa as it relates to Fukushima.

I sincerely thank the supporters who continue to enable the the rescue of suffering animals in such a severe time.

It’s been 4 years since The Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster.
It’s been 4 years since I have been dashing about in Fukushima.
And now.
I want to tell you what I am thinking now.

When I started this activity in Fukushima, I thought it could be completed in 3 years.
But the first year, the second year…I couldn’t foresee the future.
Still now, so many lives are left, and it is not possible to stop this activity.

However, I sometimes feel the limits of my age and strength.
I often felt my life would be over before the lives of these animals.

The activity in Fukushima has no end.
But I wanted to get closer to some kind of resolution.
Now I can see that my body can be used one more year.
My body and mind are so exhausted.
But I can get by with volunteers who do this activity with me.
Each time, so many precious lives are rescued from nationalization areas and difficult to return areas.

I think my body can go on one more year, rescuing cats from Fukushima.
I do my best with my every effort.
I can rescue at least 100 cats in one year.
I have to.

The rescue activity in Fukushima by Inuneko Kyusainowa could be thought to be completed after the 5th year since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster. But still there would be cats remaining, and we can’t fully stop.
I’ll do what I can do, like going there sometimes with other volunteers, and taking in cats, or finding their foster families.
I’ll step back, but continue to support the activity.

I won’t stop.
I can’t stop.
This is who I am.

I, Akiko Yui, will be 60 years old this year.
2 months before the Great East Japan Earthquake happened I collapsed from a stroke.
But I dragged my body up and went to Fukushima.
It’s been 4 years since then.

Nothing can be done if I do not keep myself alive.
I do what I can, to the best of my ability.
But if I’m not alive, I can’t do this.
For the 5th year in Fukushima, I’ll make even more efforts to rescue abandoned cats.

Dear supporters, please do not forget that abandoned cats are still living in desperation, in towns without people in Fukushima.
Please, please support us.

Thank you so much.

Akiko Yui, Inuneko Kyusainowa
At the day of 4th year since The Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster.


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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