Mie, returned to the owner, to live with her in a temporary house in Iwaki city

May 1, 2011

I go again to Fukushima.

Since we started to receive kittens from the public welfare center, I have been terribly busy. I have to give them milk one by one in the middle of the night, the sun comes up too quickly.

I realized that I didn’t prepare anything for going to Fukushima today! At first, I will go to Iwaki, Fukushima. The temporary house for the residents in Ohkuma-machi was constructed in Iwaki-city. The residents started to move, one after another. It is time for the cats who we were looking after to go back to their families.

Here is a letter from one owner.

Please allow me to write you. Thank you so much for rescuing my cat, Mie. It’s been one year since that terrible disaster. I was thinking that Mie is not alive anymore, so I admire her will to survive.
I am so grateful for your efforts.
It’s been one week since I moved to this place in Iwaki. I'm living alone, in a very small place, but somehow I could get by here with Mie.
3 years ago, my 16-year-old dog went to heaven. It was so sad, and my veterinarian worried that I would get sick from this loss. However, I had Mie. She saved me.
How I regret leaving her in that dreadful moment. It was so painful. Whenever I went home temporary, I left food. I am so glad that she held out through such coldness.
My friend said that if we have bonds, certainly we could meet again and if not, I have to give it up. This gave me courage to live. Whatever hardships I have to face, I can’t die before I send Mie to the heaven. I am 74 years old. I will live my remaining life to the fullest.
Now I can finally take Mie back. I would appreciate if you could contact me whenever you have time.
Thank you so much.

mie letter

Mie finished her health check at TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital and going back to the owner soon.
This owner is loving person. She was taking care of the abandoned cats in Ohkuma-machi. I believe she can get back her energy to live with Mie.

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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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