Overbreeding cats in Odawara.

July 5, 2014
Overbreeding cats in Odawara.

I went to Odawara with some volunteers to clean and arrange better conditions for the cats.
Time goes very fast and we came home after midnight.

Thank you so much for your support for Odawara cats.
We brought your support in the form of food, toilet sand, and blankets.

We also stopped by a hardware shop and bought some steel shelves for the cats.
It is hard to put together.
So I asked a carpenter who always helps me to come with us.


This is the cat food named “Legend of Tama”.
After we cleaned the room, we gave this to cats.
This is the first experience of canned food for these cats.


Cleaning work is dependant on the hands of volunteers.
These volunteers, from various groups, also go to the Kamakura overbreeding place.
They don’t have time to rest, they do it so quickly.



At first, get rid of the dirt.
Then clean up as much as we can.


Only the steal shelf is new.
Many cats can relax on this shelf.
Most of them are timid.
On the shelf I put a towel, in which cats can hide.

They don’t come up because they’re scared of us.
“We’ve got to go. Enjoy the food!”






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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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