Ohkuma-machi in Fukushima

September 19th, 2012

It’s close to Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant.





Life still abounds here.

I've had lightheadedness from this heat. I apologize to my body for such overwork without even one day off.




I always visit this house, at their request. Each time, I set the capture cage.


An owner is looking for these cats.

Looks very similar.

I feel sorry for everyone’s burden as our efforts drag on. There are very few volunteers active now. This summer's incredible heat sapped the strength of volunteers, and is harming their health. As you may imagine, there is nothing for animals to eat and drink in this hot weather. Struggling daily against this heat, desperate to survive, they nonetheless succumb to hunger and thirst. But cats also reproduce, and I could feel their existence here and there. It wrung my heart when I saw a mother cat and a kitten, still, quiet, in the place with no food or water. Thin mother and kitten. The mother can’t leave her child to search for food. The tears were overflowing down my face. At least I want to bring some food. At least I want to bring some water. I want to help them live. This is what I feel, and I have done nothing wrong. Why don't the authorities allow us to go into the off-limits area? Why are we hunted by the police? I am almost crushed by grief, but as far as I can move, I must go. I have to go to the towns where miserable, abandoned pets are waiting.

Thank you for your long-time support. I deeply apologize that I cannot afford time to write you. I don’t have confidence in my health, but I won’t disappoint your expectations. I exert all my strength to save as many unfortunate lives as I can. I have been asking you for support all the time. I have been receiving your support again and again. My heart fills with gratitude. This will be very long endeavor. Please continue watching us. I hope to keep supporting lives, one by one, together with many people.
Thank you so much.

We need your help!
We have insufficient supplies of cat’s dry/wet food and paper toilet sand. We now have about 100 cats in the animal shelter and TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital. We need follows supplies in large quantities. We would greatly appreciate any help that you can give us.

・medical food, a/d canned
・chlorine bleach (for disinfecting)
・paper sand for cat’s toilet
・dried food for adult cat
・any kind of canned food for cat
・dog snack
・washbowl from 100yen shop
・box tissue paper

TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital / Volunteer division 4-23-13-1F, Ohshima, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa 210-0834 TEL 044-276-9388 *12:00-17:00

テーマ : 保護活動
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About Us

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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