Visiting the dog shelter.

May 5, 2015
Visiting the dog shelter.

I visited the dog shelter in Tochigi prefecture with a veterinarian of TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital.

CAPIN also joined with us.
This is Tomoe who is the owner of this shelter.
He offered to accept the stray dogs from Jyoso, Ibaraki temporarily.


This is a good environment for dogs, in the mountains.
We saw some of the volunteers’ good ideas for keeping dogs from escaping.
This is quite a big space, and the dogs were relaxing and running around in the space.
The volunteer already made a new strong kennel for the dogs from Jyoso.
We don’t have to kill them if people make efforts together.
Life is precious.
It should stop the irresponsible idea of just killing animals to get them out of the way.


This is Tomoe and Tsuruta from CAPIN.


We have to take the stray dogs out of Ibaraki Animal Welfare Center immediately.
But we have to prepare well, especially for parvovirus.
This is why I brought our veterinarian and did vaccination to the dogs in this shelter.






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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