Ohkuma-machi in Fukushima

September 24, 2012

I have been looking for 5 cats following a request from the owner. However, I found only 3. For the remaining 2, I continue to leave food and set the capture cage, but have not found them yet.

The owner went back home temporary the other day.

Another cat was in the capture cage.......
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There are some sort of footprints in the house.
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I left so much water.
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Left food outside as well.
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At several places.
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I told the owner on the phone “Let’s try again”. But the owner said “I won’t go home again. It is so painful to see the house left to dilapidate..... If I can’t go home for 5 years, I will be 85!!!” “That house is the only place your cat goes back to. We have to protect it. I will go to your house in this week. You’d better have some rest.” I said. This owner kept saying “Just the cats.....” I can’t find good words to encourage her.

A humane association found cats in their owner’s house one and a half years after the disaster. This gave me hope. Whenever I talk to the owner, I will tell them this story to give them hope.

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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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