I am sorry for coming so late.

August 31, 2013

The weeds have grown, hiding the house.
It doesn’t look like a garden.


Empty. I have to do something.

In faraway places I leave more food than usual. The time is limited, and sometimes I can’t return there often enough.

Spreading newspaper takes some moisture out in humid places.

“Don’t go away. I am sorry for coming so late. I brought your food.”

The afflicted town after 2 and a half years since disaster. It is so hard to go into this town, but somehow I visit every month.

But I have to think seriously about the near future. I have to think about how long I'll be able to do this. Ah, but I can’t stop.

So far I have been working pretty much without a plan. But eventually I'll get too old, and won’t be able to continue this activity. It is very important to think about that. In 5 years, I founded an animal hospital. Then an animal shelter. Now I have to find a successor, and leave the funds to continue the care of cats and dogs that I rescued.

I am wondering what I should do regarding activity in Fukushima's 20km area. I am planning to finish this activity in 2 years. I will make a concrete plan, and do my best to finish the job as much as possible.

What I have to do is feeding, sterilization, and rescue, as much as I can. It is so hard to live there.

In order to rescue more, and to maintain the place for rescued animals, I continue the weekly adoption events. I haven't been able to think of any other ways of dealing with the problem. I don't know how much I'll be able to accomplish during these 2 years, but I'l do my best. After that I will go to Fukushima regularly to check up.

This is because of my age and my health.

Recently numbness of hands and feet by cerebral infarction are awful, even in such a hot season. And also sometimes it is difficult to breath, and hard to talk on the phone. I have to be aware that I have been working too much since I was young, and now certainly I am getting older. I have to make a good and careful plan to insure the continuing comfort and viability of the rescued animals.

Thank you so much for your support.

テーマ : 保護活動
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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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