November 15, 2013
The second day of TNR for 30 cats from Tokyo

During rebuilding of a mansion, after the residents moved out, some cats were left behind. They counted 28 cats, but there are more.

This is the second day of TNR for the volunteers in Tokyo.
It’s getting cold. The poor cats were suddenly thrown out, to live outside.
It's too difficult now to keep all of them in our shelter.
What we can offer is to do TNR. They captured 23 cats in 2 days.
They will capture the remaining ones on the third day.
I hope we can do TNR for all the cats.


The volunteers this time are people I know, friends who have been working in this area for 10 years.
We have been doing the same activity for the local cats.
There is an animal welfare promoter on this volunteer team.
She is the right person to talk to the owner of this mansion, and also to interface with the neighbors about this activity.
But this is not so easy.


At first, TNR is necessary to avoid breeding.
The following photo is cats awaiting sterilization in the TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital.
We have other reservations for sterilization today.
So just one veterinarian does the sterilization.
The cars from the third day will come in the evening.
So far so good.






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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