October 7, 2013
Fukushima 20km area, under the rain.

I have been going to Fukushima for 2 and a half years, but this was the first time to have such heavy rain.
It was actually strange.
Even when the weather report said rain, and there actually was heavy rain, when we arrived the rain stopped. Maybe my partner has miracle-making powers.

But on this day, my usual partner was not with me.
Then finally, rain.

It takes more time in the rain.
But they are waiting, and I have to hurry.........


I bought a new plastic sheet but can’t change it, because there's no time.


Temporary I put tape on the door of storage, but soon it will be broken.


No time to change to the new food box.


Maybe this is one an owner is looking for?


Maybe this photo is not clear, but anyway I will send it to the owner.


The sterilization isn't going smoothly enough.
Fukushima is too far, and we don’t have enough people.
Also the activity there is limited.
But we have to do it anyway.

I wish someone could come with me some time, and keep going on from the next time.
I don’t know anyone in Fukushima.

Tender white balasam and


Cosmos and weeds listen to my complaint.


I am ok, and I will come again.

Exhausted, ragged, but return nonetheless.






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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