Came back from Fukushima

December 5, 2013
Came back from Fukushima

Thank you so much for your support for this time as well.
Whenever I go to Fukushima, I feel like it's getting more and more difficult to keep my body moving.
It's so hard to finish work on time.
After 4:00 pm it gets dark quickly.
As darkness approaches we had to divide and share the workload, and in a desperate attempt, somehow finished.
When I got safely back to Kawasaki, I felt like sighing, 'ahh, I did it again...........'Some men and JAF members helped me, helped to keep my car somehow moving.
Because I was carrying the cats, I was in a hurry to get back to Kawasaki.
But I was too sleepy, and stopped at every service area.
It took twice as long as normal to make the trip.
The cats were ok, but I feel sorry for them in those small cages.
Despite my situation being like this, I have to continue this activity, as so many cats are still waiting to be rescued.

I want to recruit driver volunteers.
If someone could drive my car, it would be really helpful.
It will be much easier for my activity if I could sleep in the car for a couple of hours.
Thank you for your consideration.

Also we need more dry food.
Our activity is brisk, and we used the last pack this time.This will be a serious problem.
I am sorry to ask again and again, especially people who have been supporting us since the disaster. Even if it is only 1 pack of dry food, it will be really appreciated.
The food can be very important to keep cats alive.

I will report to you again about my activity in Fukushima.
I am sorry, but I must rest a while.

☆Raccoon dog in Chibumura in Shimane is safe.
Between 2007 and 2008, there was this sort of activity.
『Stop slaughter of the raccoon dog! In Shimane』

After they stopped slaughter of the raccoon dog, I put a flyer in the news paper in this village for 2 years to warn them.
But after that I didn’t have contact with them.

I was worried about raccoon dogs in Chibumura.
Then someone sent me this article.


Takeo Hidarimaki’s one week in Okinoshima.(Rika Tan, chief editor)


On the way to go to Sekiheki observation platform, I saw a raccoon dog. Long ago, they had been pets, but ran away and bred in the wild. They were thought to have been exterminated, but there seem to be some left



This is the car of the chairman of Yokohama Animal Family, when I went to Chibumura, in Okinoshima, Shimane, with him. We drove on snowy roads with this car.
We stopped at the house of a member of a village assembly, and asked how they are using the government's budget for control of raccoon dogs.


I think there's only one car like this in Japan.It parked for 2 days in front of our hospital for an educational campaign.


テーマ : 保護活動
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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