Difficult activity in planned nationalization area in Fukushima.

February 10, 2015
Difficult activity in planned nationalization area in Fukushima.

Last rescue activity in Fukushima.
The weather report said that the snowfall will be 40cm.
The authorities warned that trips to the area should be canceled.
I imagine the food boxes are already empty.
It is difficult for cats to walk in such deep snow to find feeding points.

The snow might have stopped.
Maybe rain will dissolve snow.
Maybe it will be a sunny day tomorrow.
Anyway, let’s try to get there.

Set the capture cages in Naraha and Tomioka.
And then go into the planned nationalization area with other volunteers in 2 cars.

Soon another volunteer called me and said that she brought a tool to pull cars.
I thank her, but I hope I won’t need it.


The activity time in this area is strictly regulated.
We set 20 capture cages in this area, and leave food.




Then went to Namie for feeding.



I use my all energy.


Protected cat in Okuma.


Protected cat in Futaba.


I finished the activity with all my energy.
I am glad that I didn’t have to use the tool to pull my car.


The office called me.

“No one go into this area from tomorrow because of snow.”

20 capture cages were set there.

Again I use my all energy, desperate to collect all capture cage before the barricade is closed.

I didn’t use her tool to pull the car, but I’m sorry to use her to collect the capture cage.s
I don’t know what will happen.
In this area, the regulation is so strict and my nerves always get worn out.
Both my mind and body are exhausted.
But we have to use energy to rescue cats from this area.

I wonder how I can recover my mind and body for next time.
But not even 100% recovered, I have to force myself.

Even when I’m back in Kawasaki, I can’t rest enough.
Sometimes words from other people weigh on me heavily.
Again I’m nearly in depression.
My doctor wrote me a letter of introduction for a neurologist.
I have to at least somewhat recover by next time.





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