Planned nationalization area, Okuma

August 30, 2014
Planned nationalization area, Okuma

Decontamination on route 6.
I have heard that normal vehicles can go through in September though.




This is a house near route 6.
The radiation level is high.



The media said that the construction of the interim storage facility is progressing towards realization.
There were some cats that I saw.
I want to rescue them no matter what.
I have to set the capture cages.


Volunteers are now so few.
I want to cooperate with them, but it’s difficult to make a schedule.
This makes it difficult to continue setting the capture cages.
So I try to go to Fukushima for 2 days.


I set the capture cage rapidly at the feeding point.





This narrow road is covered by bamboo, and sometimes I can’t move ahead.
I feel a bit lonely.




There are some chestnuts in burrs.
I love such natural things, but can’t take a time to stop and enjoy.


This is near the seaside.
As I imagined, the food box fell down.
But this is a new food box.
Even it falls down, it’s not really a problem.
We can still use it.



The setting of capture cages in Okuma is finished at this house.
I took a little time to clean the broken pieces of tiles in the yard.
You may think ‘why now?’
I have been in Fukushima for over three and a half years.
But during all that time I really didn’t have a few extra minutes to clean away these tiles.


I can’t do even such a tiny thing.
It is always a race against time.
I imagine other volunteers are in the same situation during feeding activity.


Go to Futaba and Niamie, then back to Okuma.

Check the capture cage.

It’s birthing season for raccoons and raccoon dogs (tanuki).
I saw many raccoon dog pups.


The capture cage got dirty, but after releasing the raccoon dog pups, I reset the capture cage.
I can do this because I’ll stay in Fukushima tonight.


After I released a raccoon, a cat came into the reset capture cage.


In this place, I protected a red tabby in May.
Maybe this is its brother?
I still can’t find the 2 cats belonging to the resident of this place.






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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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