Life in Fukushima needs human tenderness.

November 21, 2013
Life in Fukushima needs human tenderness.

Originally protected animals* live together with people.
It is hard for small, weak cats to live alone in nature.
Cats loose weight, and suffer exhaustion.


Every time I go, I see emaciated cats looking for food.
After Autumn they can’t find anything, even insects.
Each time, I get choked up, and suffer with sorrow.


Each time, I see dead bodies of animals.
How many lives......

Lay a dead body on grass and cover with cloth.
Then talk to him/her.
Did someone care about this one life?
No one.
How lonely it was, how sad to die alone.


Fukushima 20km area, the severe, hungry winter has come.
The big capture cage is set.
Wild boars are killed steadily.


Something moving.
It looks big. Dog??
I look through the telephoto lens of the camera. Ahhhhhhh....

A monkey in the house.
If it's numbers increase, it will be killed.




Route 6, I see Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant on my left.
It’s getting dark.
I have to hurry to collect the capture cages with my fellows before it's complete dark.


This day, the last collected place was near the old Tomioka checking point.
This area was very difficult for our activity.
We couldn't even communicate with the residents.
Then some volunteers made a feeding point there to save hungry cats.
There are no houses, it's a lonely place.

But due to the smell of silver vine, cats come from afar.
If we set the capture cage, we can rescue again and again.

I can’t let them go back to this place.
I have to keep all of them. This day, a small brown tabby came into the capture cage. He/she is now in TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.

I rescued this one.



Please support our activity.
Day by day, Fukushima is forgotten.
Food and funds to save cats are not enough.
Your slightest assistance, when combined with others, will be a big help.
With that, we can continue our activity to rescue abandoned cats in Fukushima.

We need your help!
Your donation allows us to keep up our humane activity abandoned cats in Fukushima; for rescue, sterilization, and medical treatment.
We would greatly appreciate any help that you can give us.

Bank Name : Bank of Yokohama , Oshima Branch (Code 821)
Account No : Ordinary Account 1189874
Account Name : Inunekokyusainowa

*Protected animals.
Protected animals is defined in Act on Welfare and Management of Animals,
Article 44 as the mammals, birds, reptiles that belong to people.
And also cows, horses, pigs, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, domestic rabbits, chickens, domestic pigeons and ducks with or without the owner.


We Inuneko Kyusainowa are against Dolphin drive hunting.
Save dolphins in Japan

テーマ : 保護活動
ジャンル : ペット





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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