Fukushima activity in Okuma-machi, which the government plans to nationalise.

June 6, 2014
Fukushima activity in Okuma-machi, which the government plans to nationalise.

When the rescue members are fewer in number, I worry about whether we can get enough done.
The check-point is like a starting line.
We rush from there to our destinations.

We set the capture cages at each point as though in an athletic competition.



I always try to set the capture cage first, but if the water bowl is empty, I wonder how long they have been without water, and feel better refilling the water first.
That always delays to setting of the capture cages.


Hurry hurry!


This building was under construction when the disaster happened on March 11.
It looks like time is stopped.


This is a feeding point I have been visiting for 3 years.
This place is close to the No1 nuclear power plant and the residents can’t come home.
But so many cats are left, and so many of them have been rescued by volunteers.

Broken, fallen stones litter the entrance, but somehow I can bump and crunch my way in by car.
The tiled roof collapsed, and bits are scattered around the yard.
I know it would be better to tidy it up, but even after 3 years I don’t have even the little time necessary to do it.


Oh my God.
The water bowl is empty again!
It will delay the setting of the capture cage.
Hurry hurry!






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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