Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Several of our volunteers rescued dogs, cats, and other animals from the 20km evacuation zone around the stricken Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. The animals rescued from the evacuation zone were moved to our TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital in Kanagawa Prefecture. Animals in Fukushima Prefecture’s pet hotels were also moved to our hospital. As one animal’s placement is decided (returned to the owner or put up for adoption) another animal is moved into our hospital.

With the previous Animal Adoption Event, the placements of all of the dogs up to this point have been decided. Therefore, our volunteers have gone to Fukushima to bring back new dogs and cats to our hospital. I greatly appreciate the hard work that our volunteers are putting into this rescue effort. Rescuing cats from Iitate Village is extremely difficult!

Evacuation has begun. Even though there is no time that we can afford to waste, it’s sad that there are just some things that we can’t do much about.

When several cats are living outdoors, a semi-stray cat isn’t able to grasp any changes in his or her health condition as well as a domestic cat. We heard that there were none pregnant among 5 adult cats. Our volunteers went out twice until finally successfully rescuing all 5 cats. The next day, however, we received a phone call from the owner of the home where the cat was found. He told us that he hears the voice of a kitten from the shed. If we don’t go, the kitten will die. Thus, our volunteers went out again and successfully rescued the kitten from the shed. The kitten was safely returned to its mother. At this time of year, it’s completely natural for cats to be giving birth. But this also makes it difficult to rescue cats during this time.

All of the animals that we rescued are temporarily staying at a pet hotel in Fukushima. One by one we will bring them to our hospital. Because of the generous support that we receive from you, we are able to have our rescued animals temporarily stay at a pet hotel. I truly appreciate your support and kindness.





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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