3,900 million yen, Yokohama-city Animal Welfare center.

February 22, 2014
3,900 million yen, Yokohama-city Animal Welfare center.

Snowfall on February 14.
What is this beautiful building?


This is not a school.


This is Yokohama-city, Animal Welfare center.


Yes, this became well known, as it is built for 3900 million yen.


There is a large garden which the window overlooks. (I was refused entry in but I came in anyway)


How beautiful it is.


Well, you may wonder what I was doing there.
I didn’t go there to enjoy the landscape.
I went to join with the annual lecture for animal handling business.
I live in Kawasaki-city, but I was too busy to go to the lecture in Kawasaki last year.
So I decided to participate with the lecture in Yokohama-city.
It snowed from the morning but the guidance said that if the transportation works, they'll carry on with it.
So if the transportation works, and some people attend, hesitating to go due to snow would just be like an excuse. This is why I went there.
Some other people also came.
But when I arrive there, 2 staff came out and said it is cancelled today because of snow.
I said “Your information said you will do it if the transportation is not stopped.

”Staff: “I am sorry.
”ME: “Sorry isn’t good enough.
How can you ask us come again.
You're not showing much concern for people.
All of us took a day off to go there in the snow.

How they can let us go back?
I could see how they work in Yokohama-city Animal Welfare center.
I said that we came here following your guidance, and you should honor your promise.
I asked, "Is the lecturer here?"
They said the lecturer didn’t come.
The person who teaches something should be there for the people who came to listen to his/her lecture.

Either do it or not.
What is the service being administered here?
The building is amazing.
The staff seem to think themselves to be so important.
Probably they don’t realize, don’t mean it that way, but....This would be impossible in private enterprise.
I came inside alone, though, and I told them what I think.The lecture is cancelled.
Then I thought it would be nice to let the dogs go out in the large, snow-covered garden.
The dogs will be really happy.
But such my expectation, and the dogs expectation, won’t come true.

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.

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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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