Town News on January 27th, 2012

Town News on January 27th, 2012.

Akiko Yui was interviewed by Town News.

Akiko Yui, (56 years old), representing TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital, has been protecting homeless cats and dogs, and finding host families for them.


Animal and human, the value of life is the same

After the disaster on March 11th, 2011, she focused on the rescue of animals which were abandoned in the off-limits area near the Fukushima nuclear plants. “The life of animals is the same as humans. It must not to treated lightly.” Turning this passion into action, she entered into the off-limits area with her fellows. She took in 300 rescued dogs and cats. “I wish everybody to know that still so many animals are left.”

Now many owners can’t live with their pets because of temporary house’s regulations. It may not be possible until they get their old lifestyles back. “The pet is one of the family. It is so painful to think of the owner’s feelings after having to abandon their pets.” After cleaning and decontamination of the pets, such as is possible, host families will be found for the rescued dogs and cats. “I want to find host families who have much love and responsibility.”

When she was 35 years old, she visited Yumemigasaki Animal Park, where she saw many homeless cats. “I wanted to reduce the number of unfortunate cats, who die of hunger, or are killed by people.” So she began activities to protect and sterilize homeless cats, recruiting volunteers and soliciting donations. “Personal activity is limited, especially due to our financial situation.” Then 3 years ago, she established the TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital. Now the activity of this animal hospital has expanded. “My purpose is zero culling. I want to save as many unfortunate lives as possible.”

”There are so many pets awaiting rescue, including in the crisis-afflicted area. But this shelter is not enough. It is of utmost importance for us to find a new shelter.” She will continue her activity to realize a society in which animals can enjoy safe and fulfilling lives.

テーマ : 保護活動
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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