Heading to Fukushima to catch and rescue the abandoned animals
With 20 cat crates and a ton of dog and cat food as usual, we’re going to Fukushima today. The main purpose is to catch and rescue the cats, and also to leave food for the dogs and cats still left there. Since we’ve put in a lot of efforts into rescuing dogs in the past, we’re focusing on the cats this time. They are elusive and so hard to catch, and it’s agonizing knowing their fate if we are not able to rescue them out of the cordoned off areas.
We’d like to give our heartfelt thanks to those who sent us goods and supplies; crates, food, treats, milk for puppies and kittens, cat litter, flea meds, and many more items. They are extremely important to our rescue efforts.
There already are many cats being cared for in a commercial pet care facility in Fukushima that we rescued at the request of their displaced owners. The owners said they were afraid many cats became pregnant while they were loose, since most were not spayed or neutered.
We must hurry…but there are so many urgent matters to take care of. Frankly I’m at a loss to determine what to take on first. As an emergency measure, we’re discussing a possibility of sending a team of veterinarians to Fukushima for spay and neuter surgeries, and for vaccinations including rabies and heart worms.
Even though we have caught and rescued many cats so far, there are still so many out there. Once the strict “no entrance” rule (due to the radiation danger) was imposed, the cats still left in the area would perish from starvation. Knowing this as the sure and horrific scenario, I was determined to go back there to rescue as many cats as I could as long as I am physically able to do so.