Fukushima, cats beyond the checkpoint.

June 1st, 2013

Beyond the checkpoint. It is within the range of 20km from Nuclear Power Plant, after 2 years and 2 month since the disaster.

Only people who have had the experience of crossing over the boundaries know the difficulty.

I am quite weak, exhausted, but the supporters give me strength. This potent energy keeps my body moving.

Thank you, thank you so much for plenty of food. I want to bring this love to the hungry cats. I want to let them eat. I want them to survive. I want to save their lives. I want to protect them before they're gone. I want to at least do the sterilization.

The last rescue activity in May was on the 29th and 30th inside of the area within 20km of the nuclear power plant.



It is the delivery season. The cats are pregnant, but their bodies are small and depleted from lack of nutrition. Those cats were born after the disaster. Having come at last into the capture cages, many of them turn out to be nursing females. Then I have to release them to care for their kittens.




It is also the weaning season. The convenient place to leave food for kittens is a dog house. It is better to get rid of the different level. A cat in this house was rescued over one year ago, and is living in the temporary house with the owner. This owner is very generous and let us use their yard for feeding. Now many of the feeding spots need repair. We see things like a dog house roof decayed and leaky, or tattered plastic sheets. But there's really no time to fix them.


The sterilization is necessary, and we want to do it, even for just one. But for every one that gets done, 5 kittens are born to others.

But still, I hope to save their lives, and make them happy.

Please consider accepting them into your family.





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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