☆Letter of inquiry to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.

December 19, 2015
☆Letter of inquiry to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.

I have so many things to write about now.
All of them are so important.
One of them is about Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.
How they used the donations is so unfair.

We would appreciate your elaboration on this information.

From the website of Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue:
Official regulations about the supplies for the urgent disaster, and the relief activities fund:
Article 6.
After completion of the animal relief project for the disaster, we shall make a report without delay, and announce it to the public on our website.

However, they have never announce anything.
Before we knew it, a large amount of money had gone to some other humane associations.
We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, want to look into this, probe for the truth.
We sent a letter of inquiry to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.

To Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.
From Inuneko Kyusainowa, Akiko Yui

December 4th, 2016

Concerning the distribution of the donations:

We would like to ask about the distribution of the donations.
Such distribution should generally take into consideration ”public interest”.
“fairness”, “necessity”, “economic efficiency”, and “suitability”.
Whether or not the contributions are distributed under such standard should be of interest to the whole nation.

You distributed the contributions to some humane associations after August 2015, but details regarding that are not yet specified on your homepage.

1. How did you announce the application for funds to the groups that participated in the rescue activity from all Japan?
Do you think it was sufficient announcement?

2. Please announce which associations you contributed to, and how much.

3. How much did you set as the upper limit of funds for one association?

4. How many groups still want to receive the funds?
And how much is the upper limit for each association?

General issues:
1.There was the news that you used the contributions for investment, but what was the nature of the investment?

2. Please answer as to whether or not you granted funds from disaster donations for the killing of brucellosis dogs in Osaka, in 2008.

We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, continue the rescue activity we began in Fukushima right after the disaster.
However, we have never received anything from Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.

Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue

☆Cats that are living with wild animals in Fukushima.

December 8, 2015
☆Cats that are living with wild animals in Fukushima.


This is a resident’s house in Okuma.
The storage, which we’re allow to use as a feeding point, is so damaged.
I try to clean it, but this is all I can do.
I trip while feeding.

2015.11.13 13:52


2015.11.22 20:25




2015.11.25 14:24

2015.11.25 17:04
It is so difficult to see this photo.
A cat is so hungry, looking for food.
They don’t know anything, just look for food to live.
Why don’t people care?
As a human, I want to have a warm heart, and enough kindness to help them.




Nothing left on that day.
2 days later, Matatabi&Nekokatsu brought the food.


December 15 is the last day we will be permitted to go into the area.
We won’t be able to go in there for a month.
The feeding is stopped.
I want to rescue them as soon as possible.

Fukushima rescue activity in Tomioka.

December 6, 2015
Fukushima rescue activity in Tomioka.


These are small feeding boxes, and very useful.
Thank you so much for your support.


This food is for Tomioka.
These are also from your support.
Thank you so much!


The decontamination continues, and now the dismantling of many buildings begins.
I know one resident who wanted come back, but finally gave up.
I imagine how sad it is for them.

I got requests to rescue cats from some residents, but we still can’t find most of them.
The dismantling is not only in Tomioka, but also Namie and Iidate.
The cats that are waiting for food from volunteers also lose their place to live.

We urgently need a shelter to protect such cats.
This is the second and the third disaster for animals that lose their living places.

We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, focus the rescue on the area within 10km of the 1st Nuclear Power Plant.
That will become the nationalised area.
This means that the (former) residents won’t be able to go in, and abandoned cats won’t be able to live.
We’re doing our best but with so few volunteers, we can only go into a part of the town.
The field of activities of the cats is limited.
But with hunger, they rove for several km.
Still, only about 5% of the cats can find the feeding points.
Cats are not wild animals.
Within the barricade they are so weak, and lives are lost.

We are somehow protecting all cats that we found.
But Iidate is so difficult.
Dozens of cats and dogs are still there.
Volunteers continue the activity, and this is why those dogs and cats are still alive.
They have no money for small houses in which to keep such animals.
If all the houses are dismantled, where can the animals go?
This is the same question as right after the disaster.
We want to rescue, but have no place to protect.
We believed someday Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue would prepare a big shelter, accept all the animals, and cooperate with all volunteers.
But they do nothing, and so many animals lost their lives.

Still now, no one cares about the animals and the volunteers in Iidate village.
How long will they have to suffer?

We can’t earn the funds for having a shelter, even if we work and work.
We have to manage the transportation, rental car fees, and food purchases by ourselves.
We are always desperate.

There are other associations that continue the rescue activity in Fukushima, like us.
But they also have never received donations from Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.

What do people who donated to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue think about this fact?

Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue

This is one resident’s house which is being dismantled now.




This one may be dismantled soon.




I wanted to make a short cut to save time, but it looks dangerous, so I didn’t.



We confirmed a brown tabby by sensor camera in a place where we protected a red tabby in November 5.
It is so difficult to confirm the existence of cats without sensor cameras.
We are always in a hurry to visit the feeding points, and it’s difficult to find them.
This is in Tomioka.
The tail is short.
I hope this is Gonta, which one resident looking for.
I try again to protect this cat.

We have acquired so many sensor cameras thanks to your support.
I know this is too much to ask, but I want to set more, in a few more places.
If we can confirm their existence, we can rescue them.
If it is possible, we need 5 more sensor cameras.
I would appreciate so much if you could support us.
I am so sorry that I’m always asking your favors.
The cameras which we have now are fully working, without any trouble.

I deeply thank you for your support for the rescue activity in Fukushima.

☆Volunteers in Fukushima continue activities, even even though they face life without the support of Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue

December 2, 2015
☆Volunteers in Fukushima continue activities, even even though they face life without the support of Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.

Mr.Umeda, known as Nekokatsu, has a sense of humor, even though the activity is so hard.
This is from his Facebook.

Fukushima is getting cold.
It was so windy yesterday.

Matatabi is too brave.



I know she is very serious but I laugh when I saw this photo.
I am sorry Matatabi.
Thank you for your work, truly.

The association Lysta care about the lives left in Fukushima.
They distribute the donations from Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue to individual volunteers.
In fact, those lives still left are maintained by the support of such individual volunteers.

Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue has never supported the volunteers in Fukushima.
These volunteers also support the residents, along with saving the abandoned lives.

I was so impressed when Lysta distributed the donations from Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue to us.
They also donated an incredible amount of food, which we have never had before.

On the other hand, we were dashed by unjust judgements by Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.
The volunteers have never depended on such support, but continue the activity to save lives.
Why don’t they care about such people?

Even so, the volunteers are desperate to rescue life.

This is such hard activity.
They have to face tough limitations each time.
The food is never enough.
We always have to depend on our supporters.
I feel like I don’t have even a grain of rice for tomorrow.
The donations which Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue gathered represent enormous funds, and it was divided among a few associations.
It is still a huge sum, and I could hardly believe my ears.

I still don’t know how they advertised, how many association applied, what kind of plan was permitted, or what kind of rescue activity was funded.
And still the volunteer rescue activity in Fukushima is little noticed, and we don’t receive even a bag of food to save lives.

We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, have continued the rescue activity from right after the disaster through the present, but we have never received any donation from Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.
What do you think about this fact?

Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue



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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