☆Fukushima, Naraha

March 24, 2015
☆Fukushima, Naraha

The plum-trees are in full bloom, with a light flagrance.
This reminds me of my home town, and comforts me.
We can go into Tomioka and Naraha during the day.
No worries about being chased by police.
This is why I could smell the plum-trees.

Decontamination in Tomioka advances in earnest.
Naraha also aims for a hasty rebound.


But there is no good news for abandoned cats.
So our activity is still going on in the 5th year.


This is one resident’s house which will be dismantled soon.
In these 4 years it has been damaged all over, and is in dangerous condition.
This resident had many cats, but only a few were found.



But when we set traps, cats usually come into the cage.
They usually come from somewhere else.


A light color tortoiseshell cat with long hair.
The sterilization has been done.
It doesn’t look friendly, but it will be.


Next place is around the old Tomioka checkpoint.
There were so many cats in Tomioka.
Volunteers evaded the eyes of the police for feeding and protection.

Finally we can’t continue the feeding in this place.
There is nothing in this area. It’s like a field. Nothing to do but leave a little food under the rubble.

They can’t get away from crows, and die in one or two days.
The next feeding activity will be after 2 weeks.
Even so, cats come to this place to find the food.
This is painful and sad.


Now we set the capture cage before going into the 20km area.
And we collect them at the end of the activity.


One on the first day.
Another one on the second day.



We have to make a new feeding point.
We have been looking for a good place, but there are no suitable places.
We have to find it somehow, to save their lives.
We looked for it desperately.
Somehow we set 2 feeding points.
These are far from the house, and there are no places for taking shelter.
It looks miserable, but I hope they find it, and then we can protect them.

People can go into this town now.
But nobody cares about the abandoned cats.
It is hard to live.
As owners, and also as a community, I want them to think about, it and speak aloud about it.
This is how I think now.





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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.

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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