Cats of unfortunate situation

August 2, 2014
Cats of unfortunate situation

★1 cat from the Odawara over-breeding incident passed away on August 1 from malnutrition. This is too sad.
★On August 2, 2am, another 3 cats from there were hospitalised for malnutrition.

A cat from Odawara passed away on August 1.
He was too thin at 1.6kg, and couldn’t recover.
This is the third one that has died from malnutrition.


Please help us!!
Volunteers wanted around Kuno, Odawara-city.        

Please give them food and water.
Please set the toilet and clean it.
Please check all cats’ health.
Please bring sick cats to TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital!!
It is necessary to use a computer, If you can go there sometimes to make a health check-sheet for each cat, and also make a blog to spread the information about Odawara over-breeding cats, to find host families.

I contacted some volunteers from noon, and tried to find out if someone can go there to check their health.
But finally I went there myself, in the night.
Volunteers have their own job activity.
So we need many volunteers.
Otherwise sometimes no one can cope immediately.

But I can’t wait so long for these lives.

Already 3 cats passed away.
If we could have found out how badly off they were even one day earlier, they might have survived.
At midnight, I drove the Tomei express way to Odawara to rescue 3 cats that don’t eat.

Before I left, I loaded everything, which came from your support, for the Odawara cats.
Thank you so much.
I want to give them such good food.
I want them to get healthy with this food.
Thank you very much.
Thank you very very much.


I think some people must be wondering how it can come to this.
Why could nobody find out until it got so bad.

This is because they are frightened and hiding all the time.
Do you think this is a house cat?
The owner said that they don’t come down from there.
Do you think this is a house cat?
They freeze in such narrow space between the ceiling and the shelf.
They are reluctant to go to the toilet because of being so scared.
They don’t come down to eat and drink water because they’re scared.


How much joy do they have?
They don’t know affection.
They don’t know play.
They don’t know tasty food.
They eat the same cheap food every day.

The top of the shelf is full.
The second from the top is like this.



A cat that can’t go up there has no place to hide.
They are frightened, and stick to the wall.
Do you think this is a house cat?


I had to transfer the cats that weakened quickly.
So I hurriedly left the food and water.
I cleaned the toilet, but not perfectly.




Then hurriedly brought weakened cats to Kawasaki.
Cats that do not know happiness.
I want to make them healthy and happy.
But I am not capable of doing everything.
It is really difficult to find the time to go to Odawara often enough.

Also physically my body is not in good enough condition.
Since 3 months ago, my left leg has been so painful.
This makes it difficult for me to work in Fukushima.
The other day, I finally went to the hospital and did the x-ray.
My leg is not broken, but there are so many white spots on the muscles of both legs.

It took 2 weeks to get the result.
I was wondering whether this is because of radioactivity.
But the result from testing is that the muscles had inflammation, and emitted calcium which hardened.
To relieve inflammation, the doctor said that I just need rest.

Now I’m taking a pain killer 3 times a day.
I use the leg supporter during the day, and put poultice on the night.
I am honestly scared that someday I won’t be able to move.

Having to rest from Fukushima activity means loosing cats’ lives.
But to continue this activity, I have to take care of myself.

Now again, morning has come, as usual.
I am going to have a rest now.

I await your offers to be volunteers for Odawara cats, to take care of them, do health checks, and transfer them to the hospital.
Please contact us.






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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