June 21, 2013

Between 9:00am and 15:00pm, there is open access to Tomioka-machi. We did our best in that window of time. At first, we set the capture cage where we planned. As we don’t need permission for this town, we can take the time to really do it right. So we have time to do cleaning, and other stuff we we couldn’t do while in more of a hurry.

The owner of this house didn’t have a cat, but they told me many house cats around their house were left. There was speculation that those owners might never return to their homes. The owner of this house allows us to set the capture cage in their yard. They are very cooperative for rescue and TNR.




I have been visiting this house for 2 years for feeding. Their cat has not been found yet. But fortunately their neighbors’ cats were found. I still believe their cat is alive and I'll continue to bring food. This time, I saw a tortoiseshell cat run away when we get close. We set the capture cage.


We couldn’t stop at this place even for 1 minute. There were so many crow droppings. Threw water on it, wipep it off. We didn’t have enough water or tools. So it is not perfect, but cleaned like this.


Next house. We store the food in the dog house in the Green house. The green house is getting old, the roof is broken. But for these 2 years, we haven't had time to fix it.


A volunteer patched it up with a plastic sheet. We can go into the town without permission. So if I have enough hands, we can do this kind of thing.


He used the yellow packaging tape to try to keep crows away.


Next house. This owner is keeping the house open for their missing 15 year old tortoiseshell cat. But the tanuki (raccoon dogs) and rats come and leave crap. Many houses, even those which don't leave food, have been damaged by rats. So we leave the food outside of the house.

There was a dog that we rescued 2 years ago, that has been kept by an adopting family. We finally found the original owner. The owner can’t have the dog in their temporary house, but they decided to take it back anyway. They will leave the dog with their neighbors, and visit every day for walk. They are very worried about such inadequate conditions for the dog. But the decision was made with the dog's well-being in mind.

There are so many weeds, they almost block the door. I asked volunteer guy to cut the weeds, otherwise they wouldn't be able to use the entrance. A volunteer woman fixed the dog house for cat’s food storage. She applied the yellow packaging tape to keep the crows out.





Tomioka-machi, to be continued.

テーマ : 保護活動
ジャンル : ペット





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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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