★Came back from Fukushima. Thank you for your work.

April 20, 2015
★Came back from Fukushima. Thank you for your work.

The activity in Okuma, Futaba, the planned nationalization area and the difficult to return area advances smoothly.

We rescued 62 cats by March with cooperative activity.
We saved lives, and also stopped the proliferation of unhappy lives with sterilization just before spring breeding season.
If you feed, it’s also necessary to do the sterilization.
It is a basic matter.
But it was so difficult to do in Fukushima, with such tight regulations.
The probability of seeing kittens is much reduced now.

This time, 7 volunteers joined.
We set 45 capture cages in the usual area, and also at other volunteer’s feeding points.
No cats in the capture cages in Okuma and Futaba.
Thank you so much for your hard work.
This result proved there are less cats in 20km area.
But even though few, each volunteer still saw some cats.

We set a few sensor cameras in the 20km area.
Maybe we should set more.
By the way, these sensor cameras were from our supporters.
Thank you so much.
It is so helpful.

We will continue to set sensor cameras for a year and confirm remaining cats.
Let the cameras work while we are not there.

Now we focus on doing sterilization in Naraha and Tomioka as well.

The feeding point in Tomioka became a decontamination area.
But still Matatabe & Nekokatsu each set 2 capture cages.
The feeding in Tomioka was not enough for a while and we are worried about whether or not the cats are still alive.
An inexperienced volunteer already remembers the feeding point, and also how to set the capture cage.
They are now a big help.
Unfortunately, no cats were in the capture cage in Tomioka.

One cat was protected in Naraha.
This is the place where Matatabi & Nekokatsu set the capture cage first in the morning, and collected it last in the evening.
Private houses are there, and so many animals were left in this place.
Many cats were rescued.


In the tsunami area.
White and brown cat.
The runny nose is severe.
The cat found food in this place, but considering the dreary situation in this Tsunami area, we won’t release it after the sterilization, but instead find a foster family.


A black cat.
The heavy equipment came into the tsunami-damaged house, and dismantled it.
Cats lose a place to live.

The health condition of the cats is worse.
This cat has leukemia, and will live in the leukemia room of Inuneko Kyusainowa shelter.
But our shelter is full, with 100 cats.


A brown tabby.
The left eyeball protruded, and we operated to extract it in TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital.
The days of hunger and solitude.
Without treatment they get sick and die.
This cat had been sterilized.
Maybe someone’s cat?
It is so painful to imagine how this cat was thinking and living for these 4 years.
I really want this cat to be happy.



I will report again about activity in 20km area.





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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