Syun kun from Namie-machi passed away.

September 13th, 2012

Syun kun from Namie-machi passed away.

Syun-kun, who was rescued in Namie-machi, Fukushima, came down with leukemia. We were waiting for information concerning his owner, but couldn’t find any. He was living in my house.

After the disaster, so many cats were roaming around in hunger and solitude in Murohara, Namie-machi, Fukushima. We couldn’t get the residents' cooperation, and it was so hard to find places for feeding. It is still the same situation now. I wonder how many lives are tragically lost.


Syun-kun was self-assertive, always the first one to demand food. He was an aggressive and adorable cat. We wished his long life not to fall to leukemia, but he suddenly became lean.

He suffered difficulty breathing, but he reacted to his favorite food until the last minute. Leukemia advances fast once it appears. Why? He was so fine. It took him in the blink of an eye.

I wanted to give him more life and joy. I am so sad. I want to believe that there is a paradise for such miserable cats.

But the best way is to let them live in this world where they were born.

His foster parents, the Kikuta family, is from Fukushima. She was taking care of a leukemia stricken cat, and lost this cat. She was praying deeply for a miracle. Despite deep concern, I wasn't able to help him.

Thank you very much for your support.
I sincerely appreciate your warm consideration.

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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.

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