TNR (Trap, Neuter and Return) in Winter

November 22nd, 2011

The second year of TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital has done more sterilization, twice as many as the first year. Recently we are having 200 cats sterilized, with most of this activity done by volunteers.
There were about 150 cats from Chiba prefecture. Now half of the sterilization has been completed. Thanks to great efforts of volunteers, the project is going well Winter has come, cold weather for doing the captures. I get the same question often “When is the good season to capture?” The homeless cats are so many, and we don't have the option of choosing seasons that aren't too hot or too cold. So we can’t stop TNR activity even if it is the cold season.

For the baby season in Spring, we have to be ready to accept hundreds of cats. For Chiba TNR, soon we will accept another big order. Then we will accept about 200 cats from Ohta-ku, Tokyo. This number will increase. It is the first TNR for people in Ohta-ku, but they understand well. Anyway, I will go to capture there by myself. We are always busy, but we will be even busier. In Kawasaki-Ginryugai, we'll make adoption events for rescued pets 2 times, and also in Kamata and Togoshi as usual.

The temporary animal home will start soon. We hired the part-timer for it. It's difficult to find a host family for rescued cats which have AIDS or leukemia. I want to make enjoyable and relaxing spaces for them.

It’s getting busier and busier, especially for the year-end. I am worried about whether I can drive in Fukushima in winter. I'll try to bring food to as many as I can before it gets worst. I still have requests to rescue pets from off-limit areas. We are asking the owners to capture their pets when they make temporary visits to their homes and then contact a public health center to rescue them. The owner can take them back after that.

I will be one year older soon. That day I will definitely say “It was an incredible year!” with the highest number of pets in my life.

テーマ : 保護活動
ジャンル : ペット





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.





Latest journals
Latest comments
Latest trackbacks
Monthly archive
Search form
Display RSS link.
Friend request form

Want to be friends with this user.