TNR activity in Odaka, Fukushima
From the Kanto area to Fukushima, it takes 4 hours through the Jyoban route to Naraha-machi. Finished with feeding activity in Narada in the early morning, going to Odaka takes 30 minutes if we can drive through route no.6 in the off-limits area. But as we can’t get permission to go into the off-limits area, we have to go around, which takes 2 hours.
We can finish all activity in the evening. We’ need to sleep somewhere, and then collect the capture cages the next morning. But most of the volunteers have their own cats at home. Some of them are sick, and it's difficult for them to stay in Fukushima.
We return to Kanto from Odaka once to take care of cats. Then we go again to Fukushima, to collect the capture cages and resume feeding activity. Then again return to Kanto. This is incredibly hard work.
Captured cats at feeding point.
The volunteers go for feeding once every 2 weeks, but most of the places had no food. We add more till next time.
Many cats are thin and some of them have injuries.
This is too much for 1 woman volunteer from Kanto. We are looking for volunteers for feeding and TNR activity in Odaka area. Local people are welcome. Even if it is only a few hours, it's still a big help. Odaka area is no longer an off-limits area. It's fine if you have never done this kind of activity. The other volunteers will teach you how to do everything. Please contact us if you like cats and want to help them, or if you're looking for your own cats.
This time, I received 10 captured cats, and brought them to TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital. After the sterilization, I will bring them again to Odaka and then release them. But one cat seemed to be lactating, and was released.
Before I went back to TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital, I stopped by Naraha for a meeting. Now we are trying to settle the question of big storage space for the materials and food. Naraha is sort of a gateway to the off-limits area. It would be easier for all volunteers if we have a big storage facility in Naraha. This time, fortunately we decided where we'll set the storage.
Then back to Kawasaki. I arrived at the hospital at 22:00pm.
I felt some numbness on my left hand. I was worried that I might be having a stroke again. I left everything to 3 veterinarians and went home to take care of my cats and myself.
The rescue activity from Fukushima's off-limits area will go on. “Animal House” is our new shelter for protecting cats of unknown owners, those whose owners can’t have them back, can't be tamed, are sick or old, and kittens born after the disaster.
Mass recruitment for volunteers who can take care of cats! Beginners are welcome!!
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