July 19, 2013

The night before I left for Fukushima, 2 cats we had rescued from there passed away. No regrets, but my mind raced with many thoughts, and I left in the morning without having slept much.

In Fukushima, in the area within 20km from Nuclear Power Plants, for 2 hard rainy days I went to all the feeding points.

Thank you so much for sending the food to Kawasaki and Fukushima. We brought almost everything to the cats there. Despite there having been so much, it will be gone in 1 week or 10 days. I will appreciate it so much if you can keep to sending us food whenever you can. Thank you so much for your support.

Niko and Akio passed away.

Niko was rescued by volunteers in Fukushima. We received him and provided treatment at our TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital.

It was hard to imagine his suffering and hunger. He ate a lot every day. He loved to be held to my chest, even when I was sitting in front of my computer. When he wanted to sleep, he would come to my bed and put his face to my face. Even in my very long career, I have never seen a cat so much like a little human being.

He was always in my arms. It is sad that I can’t feel his weight anymore. I hope he was happy. I think he and I were happy to be together.

For three days, he lost his appetite. Our veterinarian tried to treat him, but he passed away calmly. I am so grateful to the people who rescued Niko, and people who support our activity in Fukushima.

Niko, I can’t work when you do that.

Niko on my chest.

I prefer your chest, not your lap.

This is where he found real comfort.

And following Niko, Akio passed way. When he was rescued in Fukushima, his physical condition was the worst. But he had a lot of appetite and ate a lot every day.



Considering how much he must have suffered and starved for 2 years and 2 months in Fukushima, it's nice that he could finally enjoy some tasty cans of cat food from your support. I thank you so much.

One day, I called him “Tora”. Then he answered, with a teetering walk, from his bed right to me. Maybe he was called Tora? But he could never meet his family again.

I can’t stop my tears and I can’t write anymore.

I pray their soul may rest in peace

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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