Off-limits area in Fukushima.

August 13th, 2012

The small street has never ben cleaned up. An elder couple worried about their cats, and asks me to search. I go to the off-limits area at least once a month to leave food.

Tiles and glass are scattered in the garden. The food container is empty. I wonder when it ran out. Not even a drop of water.

It’s really hot, and no water. I left the water container at a place where I saw a cat. People on the internet criticize, saying it's just scattered, or done with bad manners. But it is so hard to go into the off-limits area. It is so difficult to make a better situation. We always try to improve our actions, but such negative information gets around before we get the permission to go in. Finally when we came into the area, it was too late No food or water were left there. The cats who finally found this place and barely managed to survive had gone. With their last thread of hope cut, how much pain and suffering did they have in the end. So much sorrow for the cats, sadness beyond words. What are the rights of animals? What is animal welfare? The situation in the off-limits area is changing. Sometimes the world fails to make sense in activities of animal welfare. I think and think about how best to connect with these lives on the edge of oblivion.

I leave the water by my own decision.

The food boxes are empty everywhere. I don’t see any cats during the day in such hot weather. I wonder if they survive or not. I leave the food, place by place, with thanks for the donations of sustenance.

A new footprint made me happy.

But on the other hand, there was a life whose strength gave out.

There seasons flowers abound, bringing comfort to the soul.

You can channel your love by bringing food and water to the afflicted area. The 'off-limits' designation will be lifted in Naraha-cho. You can bring a little food and a little water, no hurry, going at your own pace. You can save precious lives.



This network was launched on May 3rd 2011. It aims to aid exchange of information between private organizations that hope to improve animal welfare across the country, and also intend to work together toward solutions to many problems they have in common.

Please join with the signature-collecting campaign to revise the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals.

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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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