The rescue activity goes on after one year the creation of the off-limits area.

April 22nd, 2012

We are holding a donation event every weekend. Plus I go to Fukushima to leave food, do rescue activity, and work in the hospital. This is physically quite hard, and sometimes I really want to have a good long sleep. But my fellow relief workers in Fukushima, working together as volunteers and veterinarian in the shelter, and people who support our activity, all encourage me a lot. This is why I can continue this activity without succumbing to the difficulties. Honestly, I want so much just to relax a little, but at this moment I must go to rescue the animals still waiting there.

Third time in this place. I couldn’t go there for long time. I couldn’t stand it when I heard there are still pets living there after the Tsunami.

It was true. How can they survive in such a terrible area.







If I see a cat where a house still stands I leave a letter.

I got a call from the owner of this house, who is a worker in the nuclear power plant. He wanted to express his thanks. I said let's rescue his cat.

It's painful to imagine the emotion of an owner whose home is in an area that's due to be closed. I will do my best to rescue the pets. I captured this cat thanks to someone offering me their barn for feeding. This cat will certainly make it back to the owner’s loving arms.


It’s been one year since the off-limits area was created. I was desperate one year ago. So many people were involved with sleepless rescue activity. All of us tried to rescue the dogs and cats before the area was closed.

After the off-limits area was created, the rescue workers decreased day by day, due to the severity of police guarding. Now there are not many, but still so many cats remain, battling hunger to survive.

My strength is strained, but I still have a little left to rescue such cats.

In the last donation event, 6 cats found host families. Yesterday, I got a call to receive 3 sick and unfriendly cats. It is so much appreciated. I can now receive 9 cats from the afflicted area.

However, still so many cats are left. We continue the rescue activity, to cooperate with the residents in the off-limits area, and all of Fukushima.

テーマ : 保護活動
ジャンル : ペット





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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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