Rescue activity in Fukushima Ⅲ

July 2nd, 2012

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.

テーマ : 保護活動
ジャンル : ペット





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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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