Donation event in Fukushima

March 10-11, 2012
Donation event in Fukushima

After the two-day of donation event in Fukushima, I thank you all so much for your support. We have had excellent results. I deeply appreciate it. However, I had so many things to do when I came back to Kanagawa.

Here is a short video of our donation event. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BLA0tgcrJRY

It was very bad weather for going to Fukushima, but the snowscape was so beautiful.


The venue was “Mazessa Koriyama”. There was a photo exhibition of Koji Nakagwa on the 2nd floor. He has been taking photos of abandoned animals in Fukushima.


We were worried about whether we could gather many people because of snow and cold weather. However, the people from Mazessa Koriyama were calling with microphones to pedestrians, despite the cold.
"Please accept abandoned pets from the off-limits area as your family.”
“Please visit the photo exhibition and see the truth.”
“We call aloud to the people in Fukushima. We can still save lives.”
Their action gave me so much energy.
I almost cried tears of happiness.
Many other people also responded.


The volunteers in Fukushima also talked to people who want to be host families.


I was not well. So I sat down while discussing the details, and making contracts with applicants.


Mr. Nakagwa offered explanations about his photos on the 2nd floor.


Some people couldn’t stop crying over the tragic situations of the animals.


Pedestrians stopped for the sign.


The volunteers and people in Fukushima have so much passion. Why don't our politicians listen to this.

It’s been one year from the disaster on March 11th. I was in the hospital at that time for the rehabilitation of cerebral infarction. After that I hurried to the afflicted area and began desperately doing rescue activity. These people today in Mazzesa Koriyama never imagined having a donation event. They try so hard to save the animals.
At the same time, the animal doctor and the volunteer in TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital cooperated, one and all, for the donation event.
Our power is made greater by this cooperation.

The next day the weather was fine, and the street was busy with pedestrians and various events. Our members also heated up the event.


At 14:46, the time of the the earthquake, Dankan, who is a comedy actor, visited our event.


He visited the exhibition, and talked with Koji Nakagawa.


TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital and Fukushima found host families for 7 cats and 3 dogs. When people who want to save lives gather, we become a powerful energy. Thanks to people who came from Yamagata, Saitama, and Fukuoka. I wouldn't have been able to do it alone. I deeply thank all of you for giving me such strong energy.

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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