Fukushima activity in March

March 23rd, 2013.
It’s been 2 years since that disaster.
Feeding activity in March in Fukushima.

The town which was called "off-limits area" is now called "preparing for lifting the evacuation order area", or "limitations of residence area" or….it is really difficult to remember. The boundary is closed by barricades and check points.

I have been continuing the feeding activity as I must.
I always had anxiety about whether or not I can continue this in the future.
But each time, I got over it, trying not to think too much.

Still now, I feel fear, and tremble to think about the abandoned animals in places we can’t go.

At each point, I always feel this may be the last time, that I might not be able to come back.
I feel so helpless.
But still the cats are there.
I pray with other volunteers for their survival, and leave food in the field.

We set the 10 capture cages and tried to protect them as much as we can.
But we didn’t have enough time.


We captured only one raccoon dog.
Most of raccoon dogs I saw have terrible scabies.
The suffering must be terrible.
Why can’t humans be so gentle.

I couldn’t save any cats.

But, praying that they will have survived, I left the food, which is all from your support.
Thanks to volunteers who came with me without a moment of rest, distributing food 'till last grain.




There are still so many lives there.
There will be so many lives born.
I will never give up.
I will think and think and act.
Thank you for your support.

テーマ : 保護活動
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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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