Cats in 20km area in Fukushima

September 22, 2013

Cats are still waiting for their families, but no one returns.
They don’t understand anything.
There is no food or water.
I can’t imagine how hard their lives are.


Fukushima is too far.
I have been doing my best, but so many cats have died from hunger or kidney problems.
Yes, there are a few cats surviving but their numbers are decreasing.
The environment is so hard.


Around feeding points, I can feel the presence of cats. I don’t see as many skinny, hungry cats as right after the disaster.
But this time, I found a skinny tiny calico on a farm road.
That cat ran away into the bushes, but I quickly tossed out some savory smelling baked bonito.


And set the capture cage.
If I park my car here for a long time, a police car will come around.
I had to hide the capture cage, setting it in the bushes.
I will come back in one hour.


I was praying during the feeding activity that the calico would come into the capture cage.
But the cage was vacant.
There is one feeding point beyond the field.
I hope that calico can get to this point, and find the food.

It was miraculous to rescue cats from the 20km area of Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Of course, most of them have serious health problems.
But finally they can eat abundantly, and enjoy the loving companionship of people.
It's not uncommon that having finally found a family, their health fails, and they soon die.

There is no good food, and not much water.
This causes kidney damage.
Sometimes it's already in the final stage.

One cat found a good family but now this cat is in our hospital.
Finally they started the second life, but why...
HIV, leukemia, oh, how they have to carry such pain.


She/He can’t breathe, even in an oxygen room. We asked for help from other hospitals.
I want to do anything that I can do.

But the result is the same.
The cat and the owner, it's a hard time for both.
Now to pray for a miracle tomorrow.
Please save this life.

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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