Shiro in Tamagawa riverbed.

December 16th, 2011

This year, most topics have been about the suffering animals in the disaster area. However, we must not forget about the animals in our local region.
There are so many abandoned dogs and cats in the Tamagawa riverbed, (Between Ota-ku, Tokyo and Kawasaki, Kanagawa), along with homeless people.


This is Shiro, 13 years old. He likes to bite, even the owner. But this owner takes care of Shiro, and as well as other dogs and cats. After a while, we brought food. Then we found swelling on Shiro. We brought him to TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital. It was cancer. We discussed with the owner whether do an operation or not. The owner lost another dog recently, which was 16 years old. The owner was terribly worried about whether Shiro could stand up to the operation, or if something might happen when Shiro stays in the hospital or… full of uneasiness. But he finally made his decision to let Shiro undergo the operation.

The operation was successful. As the anesthetic wore off, Shiro started to bite daily (!). The doctors, who have so much experience with violently resistant cats, had to be very careful about bites.

The owner was so happy when he came to meet Shiro. Shiro was also very happy. Our doctors were also happy, and relieved. See you soon Shiro. Take care and live long, but don’t bite too much.

テーマ : 動物愛護
ジャンル : ペット





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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