★Fukushima activity in April.

May 1, 2015
Fukushima activity in April.

The number of cats has decreased.

So the feeding boxes are now smaller.
I don’t through away any wooden boards that could be used to make boxes.
This looks a bit bent, but still, we can use it.
We can clean the rubbish from the gaps, make it just right.

Set the food box underneath things that don’t move.


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Sometimes set them in somewhat hidden ways.

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If there’s too much food in the box, sometimes this happens.
The feeding box falls down, and the capture cage turns over.
How it can be like this?

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Another one was tossed to the edge of the garden.
This was done by wild boar.
I lost to the wild boar.


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Did you know that wild boar love bamboo shoots?
I saw it on TV.
They can smell it in the earth.

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I looked at the bamboo grove.
It’s an all-you-can-eat spot.
No is one living in this town.
Maybe they’re thinking this bamboo grove is all theirs.

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A common raccoon family seems to be living in this house.

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Well, who are you?
Sorry to disturb you.

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I get confused, seeing so many animals.





It’s such a hard situation for weak cats.
There are so many troubles for us too.
But I decided not to leave cats in this place, and set over 40 capture cages every time.

The activity time is limited and we are always in a hurry.
After the checking point, we could finally feel relieved.

A poster for the cherry blossoms festival before the disaster is still there in Tomioka.

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This is a place where so many cats were saved.
There are signs of more remaining, but many crows come, so I moved the food box.
Until cats find this new place, we use both.
Taking out rubbish.

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Recently, some food boxes are empty.
I suppose that, like us, other volunteers also have trouble getting enough food.
If no one can come with supplies, we had better take the cats out.

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The report is delayed.
This is the report of the last time.

We don’t have enough food.
Depending on the situation, we sometimes have to buy the food in Iwaki.
Fukushima is not over yet.
It is so hard to continue the activity, but we can’t stop.
Even if we can’t do quite enough for cats in Fukushima, we have to go on with cats that are surviving in such hard conditions.

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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.

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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.
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