Fukushima feeding activity – hope for kittens

May 19th, 2013

Last time, the mountain was colored in light pink with wild cherry trees. This time, wisteria branches bent gently, beautifully, with the growing of blossoms. Adjusting to the changes of seasons and conditions, it's always important to maintain keen awareness of working in harmony with the environment.


The sterilization work is important, but forbidden in off limits areas. The surviving cats continue breeding there. Most of the captured cats are in lactation. Most of the kittens are about 1 month old. Soon they will be weaned and need regular food. To help them eat and live, I have to think about the best places to leave food for the kittens.

Tiny kittens can’t go up the ramp. They also eat many times a day.

Set it on the flat ground.


In an attempt to avoid the bigger wild animals, the opening of the box was placed facing the wall, with rope or heavy blocks. But it all failed. They are also desperate to find food. The box fell their strength and power.

I give up and leave the food for all of them to share.


During this season, we have to protect kittens from crows and hunger as soon as possible.

In these a few months, I have to go to Fukushima 4 times a month. At my hometown, (Kawasaki), I also have to accept kittens from the Animal Welfare Center. Now about 20 kittens are with me. Giving milk, tending toilets, treatments..... I don’t even know when I slept.

Then I get distressing calls about whether or not I could receive injured cats. It's already beyond my capacity. They just don't consider that costs for treating a sick or injured animal can be a serious burden. In all honesty, I am seized with indescribable anger.





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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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