★Report and application for Fukushima cooperative rescue activity. 62 abandoned cats were rescued.

April 6, 2014
★Report and application for Fukushima cooperative rescue activity.
62 abandoned cats were rescued.



Fukushima rescue activity took place on March 29, the last permitted day for going into 20km area.
Early morning, we gathered at Inuneko Kyusainowa Naraha base.
Each one loaded the food and necessary materials into the cars to follow the schedule.
Checked carefully about divisions of work, and places and times to gather.



Fill up water.

Check capture cage.





While I checked the capture cage, Madao was working hard.

This is a hard place for feeding.
Madao offered to make a very good feeding box and had an idea especially suited to the 20km area.
So I asked him to make it.


Keep going feeding box!!!

Madao also often goes to Iidatemura to help the animals.

This is his blog about activity in Iidatemura.

By the way, we set over 40 capture cages in the planned nationalization area, and difficult return area, Tomioka and Naraha.
Let’s see how they are.

Well, I’m confused about the kinds of animals.

Who are you?

And you??

My goodness!
No cats in there.

However this result is a good one, as I expected.

The construction of the interim storage facility has started and we are not sure how long we will be able to continue going into this area.
So we focused on rescuing cats from the planned nationalization area, and set capture cages to rescue as many as we can.
Now cats in the planned nationalization area are far fewer.
Also we rescued so many kittens and adult cats from the difficult to return area, in cooperation with other volunteers.
The best thing is that we could slow the Spring time breeding.
It’s quite probable the increase of kittens was lower.

Report of the number of rescued cats by cooperative activity in Fukushima.

October : 4 cats
November : 14 cats
December : 11 cats

January : 7 cats
February : 9 cats
March : 17 cats

TOTAL : 62 cats

62 cats were rescued by volunteer activity in Fukushima.
The actual number is more, because of other volunteer’s activity.
I want to thank the volunteers so much, Nyanda Guard, Rista, Nekono Maria, Matatabi&Nekokatsu.
Also thanks to all of you who support us by sending so much food, and so many donations.
With all of your cooperation, we were able to save many lives.
I'd like to express my deep gratitude.

The new fiscal year began in April.
The next permitted term to go into 20km area will be after April 18.
The number of remaining cats is few.
The probability of capturing cats will be low.
However, certainly there are still abandoned cats there.
We have to continue this activity until the number is zero.
It will be hard activity for all volunteers, but we have to.
We will help each other, and get past this situation.

Right now, most of volunteers come to Fukushima in their own cars.
If anyone wants to join this activity in Fukushima with us after April, please contact us.
Honestly this is very hard work.
However we could save lives.
Thank you for your consideration.

It is a very long blog today.
But let me write a bit more about Tomioka and Naraha.

I collected the capture cages and did the feeding.
Madao came with me, and he was so helpful.


He can carry the water with such a big plastic tank.
The power of this man is so helpful.



In Naraha, the demolition work of a damaged house was carried out.


Finally, there were no cats into the capture cages in Tomioka and Naraha.
My car was empty!

There are some places which I am worried about.
Iwaki city where is a place of refuge, and 5 cats were in the parking area in Hirono.
A man at a gas station told me that cats are increasing, as are related problems.
We have to do some sterilization.
Otherwise they will continue increasing.



And then a volunteer who is a harder worker than me rescued 3 cats.
My car was not empty!

Our activity is in 5 towns in the old hazard area.
But there are so many cats which have not undergone sterilization around these towns and other towns.





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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