TNR activity in Odaka, Fukushima

November 14th, 2012

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!!
Please CONTACT us.


We need your help! Your donation allows us to keep doing anything, and everything, that we possibly can to help the life of cats. We would greatly appreciate any help that you can give us for our “Animal House”.

Bank Name : Bank of Yokohama , Oshima Branch (Code 821)
Account No : Ordinary Account 1189874
ccount Name : Inunekokyusainowa

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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