August 20, 2011
UPDATE on the black and white cat is available with a photo. Please scroll down.
Those websites and blogs reporting their animal rescue activities in Fukushima that I frequently check go very quiet in the weekends. That’s because they are busy traveling to inside the Fukushima 20km no-go zone to rescue still now left alone pets in the area.
By now, those dogs that are roaming inside the area are rather skittish and it’s not easy to rescue them without using a trap.
On the other hands, cats have become so hungry, many of them approach to humans or don’t run away that rescuers can catch them much easier than before, without using a trap. Sometimes, cats’ are so skinny that the trap door doesn’t shut…
Here is the translation of a story from one of the people/organization who rescued 1 dog and 5 cats over the weekend on July 23, 2011 in the evening after she returned from Fukushima:
We found a cat in a residential area, and as we followed him, there was another cat.
We assumed there are more cats in the area so we started to set up some traps. Then, a cat laying nearby on the ground came into our view. ….Is he dead? No, he looked totally gone, but still alive.
“Please don’t let us down, don’t die, hang in there!”
We were driving the car hurriedly as we prayed…. then we saw another cat sitting by the side of a main road.
Why is there a cat now, when we are so in a hurry??
We have no time to spare to rescue the cat at the moment. But we decided at least to leave some cat food, so we made a U-turn.
As we approached the cat, he didn’t seem to run away.
He just quietly sit there…
He would run away once we opened the door of our car, right?
One of us said she would go alone to feed the cat alone.
The cat kept sitting there even after she came out of the car. Still there as she walked towards the cat. So she grabbed the cat with bare hands 🙂
The cat knew we were so in a hurry?
As for the cat that was sitting by the roadside…
He looked unhappy to be kept its body inside clothes.
But his body is so light with only bone and skin.
It’s not easy to give him an injection. He was not skittish, he was probably waiting to be rescued.
Please live everyone. Happiness is waiting for you.
August 20, 2011
The black and white cat that was found nearly dead was released from the vet clinic as of today. His owner was identified, but since the family is living in a shelter where pets are not allowed, they’ve decided to let go of him; the organization is now looking for a foster family for the cat.
Also by the same organization…. a dog was rescued.
He apparently jumped into the car when they opened the door…. Poor dog, he’s suffering from a skin disease.