Back from Fukushima

November 28th, 2011
Back from Fukushima

This time a volunteer drove the car, and it helped me a lot. We had a lot food, about 1 ton, from your support! Thank you so much. We weren't able to give it to all the pets, but we did the best we could.


It pains us that we can’t make enough time to distribute all the food. The abandoned pets in Fukushima must be very lonely. We would have liked to talk to them, enjoy some time together with them. But no. Eventually, we left a big bag of food. I hope they feel our love, and gain strength to live from our efforts.

The wall between them and us grows thicker the longer we're forbidden from rescuing them in the restricted access zone. Why must they suffer from the misdeeds of humans?


Sometimes they come closer because of hunger. But it takes time to capture them, time that we don't have. We need more time to get them to sanctuary. I feel impatient……..

Little lives in Fukushima are perishing day by cold and hungry day. I want to relieve their suffering, but I can do only so much. This day, my purpose was giving food, as much as possible, to sustain their lives.

One car went to 20~30km area including Namie, Miyakoji, Kuzuo, and Kawamata. Another car went to the dark side of Japan.

The landscape is so beautiful, as rich with nature as ever. But it is now stricken with terrible suffering and sorrow.


The food which your support provided was invaluable. Some people sent us full 7kg bags. I so much appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.

Surely, many lives have been lost. Still, there are some dogs, and many cats. There was no food at the places we visited. I don’t even want to imagine the reality. How many of them can survive in this winter. Intently I keep giving, to the last of the food. Then finding yet more cats, I offer my own bread. It is totally another world.

The volunteers in Fukushima are highly energized. They kept giving food all night long. Having re-grouped with them, I felt myself physically limited. We tried to drive through the mountains on our return, hoping to continue delivering food. But, unlike last time, we saw no cats. Perhaps because the temperature was minus 0.1 degrees.


Arrived in Kawasaki at 8:00am. We took the rescued cats to the TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital.

I have good news.
To be continued……

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.





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