☆Rescue activity in Fukushima, the area within 20km of the nuclear power plant. Naraha〜Tomioka〜Okuma
☆Rescue activity in Fukushima, the area within 20km of the nuclear power plant.
Whenever I go to Fukushima, I always stop by the Naraha base.
The evacuation order was lifted in Naraha, but I met only a few people, including decontamination workers.
Especially the tsunami area has changed a lot in these four and a half years.
There was a big house here.
Houses that collapsed due to the earthquake and tsunami were dismantled.
Most of this place became vacant.
After a few months it will be covered by weeds, and we won’t be able to imagine there were houses in this area.
Right after the disaster, we often saw thin, abandoned cats.
I remember it was hard to hide from the police cars.
We were feeding and setting the capture cages without light.
We rescued so many cats in this area, but we couldn’t find a brown tabby cat that was looking for one owner.
The resident dismantled the house and never came back.
Since gas stations started to open, it was so helpful for us.
It was so difficult to manage the gas.
One day, a person from the gas station gave me a cup of coffee and said we don’t see cats, but they are still in the houses.
He realized my purpose because I have so much cat food in the car.
So still now, I put clothes over the cat food to hide it, especially when I go into the 20km area.
I always go Naraha, Tomioka, and then Okuma.
We got a sensor cameras with your support, and we can set it in Tomioka, and see if cats are still there.
We rescued a cat that belongs to this house, and that cat is already living with the owner.
The owner offered to let us use their house for feeding other cats.
Since then, so many cats have been saved.
When Tomioka was a restricted area, there were so many police cars there.
We couldn’t stop the car, even for one minute.
In such a situation, I saw a brown tabby kitten run to the other side of the wall.
I can’t forget the moment when this kitten came into the capture cage.
It’s been four and a half years since the disaster.
Each place brings a lot of memories.
That time, we didn’t have enough space to take care of cats.
This brown tabby was named Tommy.
She doesn’t like humans, and her toilet behavior was pretty bad.
I thought it would be difficult to find a foster family.
But a couple who has been accepting suffering cats welcomed her.
I thank these people so much, so deeply, who offer love and acceptance to such cats.
They often give me reports.
September 21, 2015
It’s been a while.
Tommy is very friendly now.
Still she make toilet mistakes, but gets along with Fuku and Michiko, the other cats.
Especially with Fuku, it looks like they are lovers.
Tommy loves Sheva, and is gluttonous.
Each life has emotion, and is irreplaceable.
I had an experience likely to shorten my natural term of existence in this rescue activity, but I am glad to rescue them.
There is only one life.
I continue to rescue them from suffering, and find their happiness.
Set the capture cage in Tomioka, and then go to Okuma.
This is the place where we released a tortoiseshell mother cat.
A volunteer took her picture.
It is difficult to see but she is in the middle of picture.
I wonder how her kittens are.
If we don’t see her kittens during this year, I am going to protect her.
Breathe deeply and then go through the barricade.