Rescue activity in Fukushima in June

June 30th, 2012

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..........           

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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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