Donation event in Fukushima

Thank you so much for the donation event in Fukushima.

On April 22nd, we held a donation event and exhibition of photos by Kouji Nakagawa in “Michinoeki Hirata”, located at Hirata-mura, Ishikawa-gun, Fukushima. This time we joined with a veterinarian, because 2 dogs from Fukushima Kita health center, and some kittens, were involved.

This donation event was realized due to requests by people in Fukushima. Such strong demand inspired us.

The weather forecast said bad news, but I didn’t think it would be so cold. It was. Finally we cancelled participation with the kitten's adopting family because of the coldness. Instead, we posted notices concerning adoption for people interested in kittens.

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The family considering receiving this old dog, “Kinoko-chan”, from the health center, with our staff.

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Most visitors were from Fukushima prefecture, and it was a different atmosphere. Many people were living in the off-limits area, and talked with Kouji Nakagawa while looking at his photos.

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There was a person who was looking for information about a missing cat. I said “It is better to think that your cat is not rescued yet. So the first priority is feeding.” I got the address of this person. Recently many people contact me to get information about their pets. They are trying to find pet photos, but not many people are leaving food in their house. I really want their pets to survive. The top priority is food.

Any living thing has to eat. We don’t have the right words to express the suffering of hunger.

I want to tell the owners that it is important to leave food in their house, or wherever the cat was, and at the same time look for the photos of the pets.

Kinoko and Sakura will be trying out life with the host family. It will be hard for the host family to toilet-train them, and compatibility with their current dog may be an issue. I hope it goes well.

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Fimally, I want to thank the people of Fukushima, and the volunteers. All of you saved many lives. Your strength helped to make this donation event, and to give happiness to precious lives.

Thank you so much.

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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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