Rescue activity in Fukushima Ⅲ
Tamagawa Pet Cemetery, where we are asking you to send the relief goods such as food or toilet sand, is about 1 hour and 50 minutes by car from the off-limits area. We load 1.5t of goods in the night for the next day.
There is no water access in off-limits area. With a little luck, the rain drops gather in an empty vessel. We bring the water with a plastic tank but it is not enough. We clean the dirty vassel at the feeding point and put in one third of the clean water. We leave the vessel in the yard, expecting rain .
We sometimes see a water vessel on the street. We understand that it means there are some cats around the area. Then we stop the car and add some water and food if there are any food vessels. If we find an empty plastic food bag, we take it, and leave new food.
It's best to get permission from the resident, but we have no idea where they have evacuated to. The town office has never told me this information. So we have to take all responsibility for this activity. I so much appreciate other rescue parties, who also continue their rescue activity.
When we were leaving the food at one point, one car stopped. I was startled, it may be a police car. Ah, but it was the car of another rescue party.
We set this feeding point, and kept adding food. I knew someone else was adding to it, but I didn’t know who. It is great that the rescue parties cooperate like this. Thank you so much. They are volunteers from outside of Fukushima.
Their purpose was to find a mother and child dog. It is so difficult to find and capture dogs. We see the dogs sometimes but all of them run away. We have to take time for the dogs.
The fur was matted, skin mangy. How they look is telling us the severity of the situation. We saw a small dog, mixed Pomeranian. He/She tried to run away. I urgently threw the baked bonito from the car window.
This dog came back, must be starving.
He/She ate it.
We sometimes meet another rescue party. They all try to cover the whole area. We have to go on.