Abandoned from birth Ohkuma-machi, Fukushima

October 21st, 2012

Once a family called me and said “my grandmother left her cat”. Since then I keep visiting her house to leave food in the storage. I always leave the food for a month. I keep the door open very narrowly, just enough for a cat, but some kind of animal seems to have opened it fully to come in. This happen not only this place. I wonder when the food ran out. Last time, I left a toilet, with cover, and put a blanket in it. Then this time, a tiny kitten, seeming to be about 1 month old, was in there. I covered the toilet with a big sheet to protect this kitten.

It seems to have just woken up, with vacant eyes. She/he didn't even try to escape. I cut a part of a sheet and put down some food and water, and took a look this kitten.

She/he ate some canned food. I was so relieved.

I left more food in the storage area. Maybe the mother cat will come back. She will see plenty of food, but not her kitten......I am so sorry but I have no other choice.

As soon as I left this storage, I saw a brown tubby cat walk down here. Maybe she is the mother. She may be looking for some food. I left baked bonito and canned food where she hides. I will come again.

After a while, during the feeding activity, I looked at the kitten, because she/he was so quiet. I cut the opening in the sheet wider and put my hand. I failed. I shouldn’t have been so relieved when she/he ate. It was too hungry, and really extended itself to eat. I understand why it was so easy to capture this kitten, because it was so weak.

I could touch only it's spine The body temperature was low, it's condition was dangerous. Quickly I turned on the heat in the car and tried to give some water. It was not so easy without a syringe or straw.
There are so many feeding points remaining. I really have to go. Many cats like this kitten awaiting food, desperate with hunger. I can’t come back tomorrow, but I have to go today.

Somehow, I came back to Kawasaki. The kitten is 300g. Normally it should be twice that weight. It's condition is bad. Breath is so shallow and fast.

I want to save this kitten. I really want it to survive. Stick with it! I promise your happiness.


The abandoned cats in the ghost town continue breeding. The unfortunate life of these kittens starts at birth. They don’t know happiness, and end in suffering. Though I could save only a few, still, I must. Please consider accepting these unfortunate lives into your family.

テーマ : 保護活動
ジャンル : ペット





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