Fukushima, 20km area.

August 11th, 2013

In the 20km area from Fukushima nuclear power plant, the radioactivity is so high.

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The destroyed stone wall beside the road is still there, a reminder of that day.

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In such a landscape, there was a place which is remarkably well cleaned. They decontaminated for a resident who visits a grave.

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Look! It said
“HOT SPOT, don’t get close”.
Surface 28.7 μSv/h 1m area 18.2μSv/h
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I have to go this town. I can’t abandon the cats there.

I wish the authorities would rescue the cats in the "impossible-to-return" area.
But no.

So, gritting my teeth in frustration apparently not shared by them, I have to continue feeding.

There are fewer volunteers in Fukushima now. I can’t come so often, or bring so much food. The food boxes, made free of charge by Nyanderguard, are saving lives. We Inuneko Kyusainowa set 50 of these food boxes in the off-limits area.

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It's getting old, but it can still be useful. This box is broken. But even if it gets damaged or dirty,
I can’t throw it away. I can’t make such box by myself.

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This place is very close to the nuclear power plant. We set the bigger size of box there. Animals somehow use it to survive.

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It is always sad when I see an empty food box or dead body. But when I can see something left by other volunteers, it gives me a warm feeling. Let’s go on to the next spot.

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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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