On the way back from Fukushima.

July 13, 2014
On the way back from Fukushima.

The order of report is reversed, but the way back from Fukuhima, I started to drive my car to go home after finishing the activity, but I was very sleepy.
At last I arrived at the first service area of Yotsukura.
Then I found the car of Matatabi and Nekokatsu who worked together.
It seems they are in the same condition.
Take a short nap.

After one hour sleep, let’s go.
But I got sleepy again.

Fighting with sleepiness, I drove to the next service area and had a short rest.
Then again drove to the next service area and breathe some fresh air.

This is about when I stopped at a parking area in Minosato which is located at Omidama, Ibaraki on Jyoban express way.

When I get off my car, there is a thin black and white cat around the rubbish boxes.

I slowly approached this cat with cat food, she/he came to me.
This is a very friendly cat.
The eyes and nose were dirty, and I wiped the face.
Then he started to eat.
I also left water.

Then checked out the cat's situation.
It looks less than one year old.
This cat is friendly but thin.
I imagine someone left here, because in a parking area people might give it food, or someone might take it home.

Poor thing.
I slowly took this cat and brought it into my car.
He also ate the baked bonito.


After I clean the face, it looks very cute.
He doesn’t afraid the people.


He slept in the narrow spot of the driver’s seat.


After he woke up, he climb up onto my knee.




This is not comfortable way to sleep but he felt relieved, and slept again.


So now I don’t have time to sleep.
Safe but quick drive to Kawasaki.

After he gots some sleep, eye crud, runny nose and sneezing started.
He doesn’t eat anymore and looks like he feels down.


Very thin cat, around 2kg.




He didn’t have a place to sleep in the Typhoon.
He survived with little food, within the stink of the rubbish box in the service area of the highway.
Now he is unleashed from such s hard life, and sleeps with a sense of security.


I named this cat Minori.
I left this cat to a young female veterinarian in TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.

I asked her to treat the terrible dehydration and cold till he is ready to find a host family.

I am wondering when he can join with our adoption event.
Please pray for Minori’s happiness.





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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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