☆Beyond the checkpoint in Fukushima.

April 9, 2016
☆Beyond the checkpoint in Fukushima.

3 times a year, there are month-long periods during which permissions to enter are not granted.
This means that cats beyond the our reach don’t have any food.
We have to bring food somehow.
We think so hard about how to go in, but it is so difficult.
Anyway, we have to do something.

Matatabi, Nekokatsu, and I, all took decisive action, at least in places where we had seen cats.

This is food which was sent from all over the country.
We certainly bring it to the cats.



There are lives which no one has rescued.
There is one individual volunteer who has kept going to Fukushima for these 5 years, under hard conditions.
I called her before we went, she was depressed that she couldn’t find a way to go into the area.
So we also have to do places where she always goes.

The storage area for radioactive pollutants spreads quickly and widely.
It is not possible to go into Okuma during this period.
I thought no one would be there.
But so many people were working for decontamination.

It seems the government wants to show the reconstruction of Okuma to the world by the time the Olympics begin.
So many people can go in for decontamination, but not animal rescue.

Well, we must concentrate on what we have to do.


Cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
We hurry to the resident’s house, for the cats.




In a place where the sensor camera found a cat, we set the capture cage, even though we don’t have enough time.




We don’t have enough time to clean the food box.
Hurry on to the next site.




Just beyond Okuma is the sea.
We brought as much food as we could.
We can help avoid starvation of cats.


I thank you so much for cooperation with this activity.

The next activity in Fukushima will be on the 15th and 16th.
Please support us.





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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