Naraha, Tomioka.

January 20, 2015
Naraha, Tomioka.

Take over so many capture cages which CAPIN and Nekono Maria set from January 16.

This was a factory of Natton before the nuclear accident.
There’s a cat in it.


It looks like an approximately 1 year old red tabby,
After discussing with CAPIN I decided to return it to this pace after the sterilization at TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.
Koenji Nyandarazu will send it back when they go to Fukushima next week.


Set 3 capture cages in this place.
Two of them had civets, one in each.
It looks like parent and child.
They live in the garret and damage the house.
Someday people will come back.
Then civets will be killed as non-native species.
This is so egoistic.
People brought in civets and common raccoons, and then kill them.
As humans are responsible, we should’t kill them. I want them to fulfil their lives, if only for one lifetime, with sterilization.



This place was also an independent business.
It looks so lonely.
This resident is so kind to the miserable animals, and accepted a kitten which was born in this place after the disaster.
We have to continue the sterilization so as not to repeat the misery.

TNR in this place is going well with volunteers’ cooperation.
This cat also will have sterilization at TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital sometime this week, and return next week with Koenji Nyandarazu.

Furukoko made the feeding place.
A resident offered their room, and so many abandoned cats survived.
They can avoid the wild boar inside, but maybe civets can come into the room from the cat’s door. Food was scattered.


Twilight in Naraha,
The sky is so beautiful.
Until last year, we could see swans in this tsunami area.
But now there are so many black plastic bags, which are packed with decontamination soil.
I set the capture cage at Kiyono Jinjya shrine, where you see the tree.
Most of the house was swept away by the tsunami.
The cats which came to Kiyono Jinjya shrine were in desperate condition.
Kiyoko, Kiyomi, Kiyoshi, Kiyoshiro…about 20 cats were protected.
A kitten found a foster family.
Kiyoshiro is now in the hospital.

For these small lives to live in such hard conditions, too few are helped by humans’ warm hand. and instead are pursued from place to place.
Life which is unable to wait for help runs out of energy.


A brown tabby in an earthenware pipe.

Once I saw a cat in this tsunami area.
With most of the homes gone, there were no residents to contact.
We set the capture cages again and again.
Sometimes we thought it was all over, but no.
It still continues.

But this is so hard, to do this in an area where we can’t get permission.

To set the capture cage, we had to put up a notice which explained the reason.
No place to leave the food.
There were heaps of rubble after the tsunami. We left the food under the rubble.
But now there’s no rubble, and no place to leave the food.

In such a situation, I found one brown tabby last July that appears be under one year old.
I threw the baked bonito and the brown tabby jumped on it.
Huger won out over fear.

We can’t make a feeding point in this place.
This is a problem.
We have to rescue this cat urgently.


Then, the next Fukushima activity, last August.
I set the capture cage and a brown tabby came in easily.
We were so happy, but she was lactating.
That’s why she was so hungry, and jumped on to the food.
I don’t know where she is taking care of her children.
We have to return this mother to her kittens.
We released this cat.


After the kittens wean, we have to protect them at least over 5 months, until they become independent and find a far off feeding point.

I tried to find a place where we can leave the food.
It is over 100m away, but we found an earthenware pipe in the thicket.
This is not a perfect place, but we leave the food and spread the silver vine powder.
They know the area, and I believe they can find it.
Since then, I have left food in this earthenware whenever I come to Fukushima.

5 months passed since then.
If the kittens grew up, they are now over 6 months old.
I can’t find them, but for sure they can come to this feeding point.
I have to do the sterilization for the mother.
Otherwise she will be pregnant again.

I set the capture cage in the earthenware pipe.
Yes, she is in there.
Finally I can rescue this cat.
I have to make her happy.


I hope her children grow up.
So I have to continue to come here.

Are there any volunteers who can help the feeding and TNR in Tomioka and Naraha?
Please contact us.


Cooperative rescue activity in Fukushima, from January 16 to 19.

Report of January 18.
●Sakura Mama & Inuneko Kyusainowa Yui
Continue the activity of the 17th, set and check the capture cages at Tomioka and Okuma.
Change the food.
Rescue abandoned cats in planned nationalization area in Okuma and Futaba.
Feeding and water supply as usual, and set the capture cages at difficult return area in Okuma.
A brown tubby and white came into the capture cage in the planned nationalization area in Okuma.
Sakura Mama delivered this cat to Animal Aid.
Animal Aid (http://kanaboo.wix.com/aniei) will accept it.



Report of January 17.
●2 cars of Inuneko Kyusainowa volunteers.
Continue the activity of the16th, set and check the capture cage in Tomioka and Okuma.
Change the food.
Feeding and water supply at 20 points in Naraha.
A black and white long hair came into the capture cage at the planned nationalization area in Okuma.
Inuneko Kyusainowa accept this cat and deliver it to TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.


Report of January 16.
●Nekono Maria
Release in Naraha with CAPIN.
Set the capture cages in Tomioka and the planned nationalization area in Okuma and Futaba.
Feeding in Futaba.
A kitten calico came into the capture cage in Tomioka at route 6.
This cat is brought to TNR Japan Animal Welfare hospital.


●Matatabi & Nekokatsu
Feeding at Tomioka.
Set the capture cage on an Okuma mountain-side.
Feeding at Okuma, Futaba and Naraha.
A black male cat came into the capture cage at the difficult return area in Okuma.
Brought this cat to Saitama.


January 16, Fri : Nekono Maria, Matatabi&Nekokatu
January 17, Sat : Inuneko Kyusainowa volunteer, 2 cars.
January 18, Sun : Sakura Mama, Inuneko Kyusainowa
January 19, Mon : Koenji Nyandarazu, Inuneko Kyusainowa

Nyanda guard cooperate to accept many cats in their shelter.





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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.

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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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