We got contact from the owner of a rescued dog in Fukushima.

October 4th, 2011

A small Dachshund was roaming with some other bigger dogs. He was so thin without enough food. How could he survive? I imagine maybe the big dogs protected this small dog instead of abusing him.

Since he was rescued, he has been loved by his host family. The original owner contacted us and cried. They don’t have a house now. If that disaster had not happened, we would have been calm and happy. We discussed so many times to think about the happiness of this small Dachshund. It is really a difficult decision for the owners but they decided to transfer this dog to the host family.


A woman contacted us about 2 dogs. We found out that she is their owner. These 2 dogs were rescued together and this is why we call them “Okusan” (wife) and “Dannasan” (husband). But she said they are actually brother and sister. A host family in Mitaka is looking after the male dog now. The female dog had a mammary gland tumor and underwent an operation. Since then the volunteers in Fukushima are looking after her. She has closed her mind but finally she understands she is safe now. These 2 dogs are not young. Healthcare is very important. The owner apologizes that she may not care about them so much. She deeply appreciates these host families and decided to transfer these dogs.


It’s been over 6 months after the disaster. However the owners who can’t access the internet information still can’t find their pets.


Don’t forget, the animals in Fukushima !!
2011.10.9 (SUN) in Ryogoku 15:30~22:00
Please check out this event.

テーマ : 動物愛護
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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