Akachibi sleeps in his garden in Namie.

October 10, 2013
Akachibi sleeps in his garden in Namie.

This activity started right after the disaster.
When the off limits area was announced on April 22, 2012, I was in Namie.


The day before, one dog chased after my car, but my car was full, and I couldn't take this dog. But I met this dog again, and I was able to rescue it. My place was full, and Ishikawa Animal Friends accepted this dog.

Ishikawa Animal Friends
http://www.himono-yoshiaki.jp/17animal.html

After a while, the owner of this dog was found.
Then I realized there are so many cats left in Namie.
I jumped into Namie to rescue them.
There are so many things I remember.


Those cats from Namie were accepted again at Ishikawa Animal Friends.
Akachibi is one of them.
They took care of him very well.


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When Akachibi got sick, the owner went to Ishikawa to meet him.
Then decided to bring him back to Fukushima, to the refugee house.
Akachibi got better with the owner, but unfortunately, just the other day he passed away.
I'm thankful that he was with his owner in the end.


Akachibi is sleeping in the family’s garden, under the tree,
On October 9, when I visit Namie, I visit his grave.


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The animals' lives were tossed by the disaster.
But now it is forgotten, like nothing happened.


What do people look for in life?
To me the most important thing is fulfillment of spirit

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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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