Rescue activity in Fukushima in June
I just came back from Fukushima. Thank you so much for your support as usual. It is always hard working in the off-limits area. I am exhausted this time as well.
The food stock in the off-limits area has finished, and we brought 2.5t of food. We have to stop at over 100 feeding points, and then set the capture cage. Always we meet with so many unexpected accidents.
On the last day, we started to leave the food from 5:30am and finished at 21:30pm. These few months, in order to avoid police cars we didn’t move so much, but as we can’t go there so often, we have to stop at all the points. Lately the situation has changed, and we didn’t meet police cars, even at midnight.
I am worried that the off-limits area will soon be blocked completely. The owners of cats we found still let us leave the food on their land. This is big help.
We had an accident. In the off-limits area, the engine has stopped..... We had performed a safety check the day before we left, and checked the battery.... this is not good for my heart.
There is a repair shop just in front of TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital. I called from Fukushima at 7:30am, but he took the call! After trying a few times with his advice, I finally got the engine started.
We set the capture cage on land where the owner has asked us to find their cats. We started from Ohkumamachi and Futabamachi. These towns will be blocked as impossible return areas.
The residents went home temporarily a while ago. One owner has been quite concerned about their 3 cats, but they still can’t find them. They don’t know when they will be able to go home, and they may never go home. The owner told me that they left lots of food in the storage. I opened this storage and.....We understand their earnest wish.
The food supply had shrunk. We found the footprints of cats. I want to rescue as much as I can before the area is blocked by barricades. Before the deadline.
We move from one place to another, making contact with other fellows. One thing for sure is that rescue activity must be prepared for any kind of accident.
To be continued..........