Activity in Fukushima

The last activity in March.

The activity in Fukushima in the second half of March was arranged by the residents and volunteers in Tomioka and Namie.
I could be in town for only 5 hours. One volunteer from Yokohama accompanied me. We devoted all our energies for as long as time and our strength allowed. Before and after this area, we went to Naraha-machi for feeding.

Cats in Naraha-machi. The fields that had been damaged by the Tsunami were covered with dead grass. But it has been cut, and decontamination is progressing.

It was a warm day, and we saw cats since morning in the tsunami area. Most of the houses were gone. The surviving cats were eating small insects, I guess.

I saw a female tortoiseshell cat. I am depressed to think about her difficult life, and the miserable situation for kittens.

When I set the capture cage, quickly the crows gather over my head. I can’t find a safe place to set the capture cage in this small road between the fields.



Now onward to Tomioka and Namie. These areas will be reorganized and named as impossible-to-return areas. I have no idea whether I will be able to come back to this area or not. It may be my last chance. No time to think, just do my best.

I didn’t see as much cattle as last time but occasionally spotted some. I met a very thin cow and a calf. Why are they so thin? There are so many sprouts there. Maybe they didn’t eat enough in winter. I left some food for them, and they started to eat greedily. I was sad for my powerlessness. All I can do is pray for them.






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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