The extermination of rats in Naraha, Fukushima. Continue setting the poison food and sticky sheets for 2 months.

August 3, 2014
The extermination of rats in Naraha, Fukushima.
Continue setting the poison food and sticky sheets for 2 months.

A thin wild boar.
It seems to be a child.
I always see wild boar in groups.
I am wondering if his/her parents and brothers/sisters were killed?


He/she came closer to me once, but then ran away.


This is the Tsunami area in Naraha.
Maybe no other volunteers came to this area.


Not only in the Tsunami area, but in Naraha, too, there are some cats that have been waiting for food for many days.

I want to save this cat.

I need more time to rescue this cat.


Naraha town is now preparing for residents returning home.
But for that, they take more lives?
Is there any other way to be rid of rats and other wild animals when residents go back?

I am very worried about using so much rat poison, and so many sticky sheets.

From Yomiuri newspaper. (August 2, 2014)

Exterminate the rats in the ruined house in Naraha.

Most of the area is designated as “Prepare for Evacuation Directive Lifting Area” in Naraha since the accident of nuclear power plant.
Naraha aims to start the residents’ return home beginning next Spring.
The town has started to get rid of rats and harmful insects in the ruined houses.
They already started accepting applications, and will start operations from September.

Naraha town said that most of the residents evacuated since the accident at the nuclear power plant.
Rats and harmful insects have damaged many houses, and the residents said that it is impossible to live there.

The town decided to use a grant for Fukushima Reconstruction Acceleration for the extermination of rats and harmful insects.
For rats, they continually use rat poison and sticky sheets.
At the same time, the specialists spread insecticide under the floor.

The residents get rid of the rats, but they can also get the support of specialists.

After their extermination efforts, the residents enlist help from contractors. They can get up to 150,000 yen in support from the town.

The support-aid section of the town requested applications in every district, to raise extermination efficiency.
“We want to prepare the environment as soon as possible for early return.”
The applications will be accepted until the end of September.

※Anyone can go into Naraha during the day.
If someone can go there to rescue abandoned cats, please contact us.
I will lend you the capture cages and also discuss the places that will accept these cats.
I’ll also give you the information about the places where cats are.





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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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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.
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