Fukushima rescue activity in Tomioka.

December 6, 2015
Fukushima rescue activity in Tomioka.


These are small feeding boxes, and very useful.
Thank you so much for your support.


This food is for Tomioka.
These are also from your support.
Thank you so much!


The decontamination continues, and now the dismantling of many buildings begins.
I know one resident who wanted come back, but finally gave up.
I imagine how sad it is for them.

I got requests to rescue cats from some residents, but we still can’t find most of them.
The dismantling is not only in Tomioka, but also Namie and Iidate.
The cats that are waiting for food from volunteers also lose their place to live.

We urgently need a shelter to protect such cats.
This is the second and the third disaster for animals that lose their living places.

We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, focus the rescue on the area within 10km of the 1st Nuclear Power Plant.
That will become the nationalised area.
This means that the (former) residents won’t be able to go in, and abandoned cats won’t be able to live.
We’re doing our best but with so few volunteers, we can only go into a part of the town.
The field of activities of the cats is limited.
But with hunger, they rove for several km.
Still, only about 5% of the cats can find the feeding points.
Cats are not wild animals.
Within the barricade they are so weak, and lives are lost.

We are somehow protecting all cats that we found.
But Iidate is so difficult.
Dozens of cats and dogs are still there.
Volunteers continue the activity, and this is why those dogs and cats are still alive.
They have no money for small houses in which to keep such animals.
If all the houses are dismantled, where can the animals go?
This is the same question as right after the disaster.
We want to rescue, but have no place to protect.
We believed someday Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue would prepare a big shelter, accept all the animals, and cooperate with all volunteers.
But they do nothing, and so many animals lost their lives.

Still now, no one cares about the animals and the volunteers in Iidate village.
How long will they have to suffer?

We can’t earn the funds for having a shelter, even if we work and work.
We have to manage the transportation, rental car fees, and food purchases by ourselves.
We are always desperate.

There are other associations that continue the rescue activity in Fukushima, like us.
But they also have never received donations from Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue.

What do people who donated to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue think about this fact?

Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue

This is one resident’s house which is being dismantled now.




This one may be dismantled soon.




I wanted to make a short cut to save time, but it looks dangerous, so I didn’t.



We confirmed a brown tabby by sensor camera in a place where we protected a red tabby in November 5.
It is so difficult to confirm the existence of cats without sensor cameras.
We are always in a hurry to visit the feeding points, and it’s difficult to find them.
This is in Tomioka.
The tail is short.
I hope this is Gonta, which one resident looking for.
I try again to protect this cat.

We have acquired so many sensor cameras thanks to your support.
I know this is too much to ask, but I want to set more, in a few more places.
If we can confirm their existence, we can rescue them.
If it is possible, we need 5 more sensor cameras.
I would appreciate so much if you could support us.
I am so sorry that I’m always asking your favors.
The cameras which we have now are fully working, without any trouble.

I deeply thank you for your support for the rescue activity in Fukushima.





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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.

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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