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Fukushima rescues
  • Hi, just wanted to pass on these news articles and YouTube videos of the Hachiko Coalition rescuing some of the dogs from the radiation zones in Fukushima, Japan.

    It helped make my Friday that much better.
    Post edited by Calia at 2011-09-21 01:37:39
  • AWE46M3AWE46M3
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    Given the levels of radiation these dogs must have been subjected to, are they safe to be handled by humans and/or adopted out at some point? I don't know a whole lot about radiation or how it can be transmitted from human-to-human, animal-to-human and vice versa but this is something I'm curious about.
  • Koji's momKoji's mom
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    Does anyone know what they are saying or the writing on bottom?? (I don't speak Japanese)

    What happened to all the Shibas??? Were they picked up and taken somewhere...not clear from video...

    So sad for them...that little bow thing they do looks just like my doggie - juuuust out of range, but so cute..
  • SayaSaya
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    I agree that one dog that kept bowing then lay down is so cute! saya does it when she wakes up she stretches and decides to go lay down for a bit. lol

    I'm glad the two dogs are fine and hope the other animals there are safe soon.
    Nicole, 5year old Bella(Boxer), and 4year old Saya(Shiba inu)
  • shibamistressshibamistress
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    I found this group via the Misanthropic Shiba blog: This group, JEARS, is closer to the area, and they have been going in and feeding animals when they could. They also were able to get some animals out and reunited with their people. I'm going to send a donation to them....I can only afford a small one, but every little bit helps.

    They have this video, which talks about what happened in the area and shows how critical it still is to get help for the animals.

    They also have links on their pages to petition the government to let people in to help the animals before they all starve to death!
    Post edited by shibamistress at 2011-06-13 02:34:55
  • shibamistressshibamistress
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    And I also found this video, which shows some of the work JEARS has done and interviews the leader of the group. Warning, though, it's pretty sad as there are some starving dogs and even a dead one. One white Shiba is reunited with his person, though!

  • SayaSaya
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    Thanks for posting this Lisa I never knew about these people maybe I'll use my small second donation for them.
    Nicole, 5year old Bella(Boxer), and 4year old Saya(Shiba inu)
  • It has been about 3 years since 3.11 the earthquake attacked Tohoku (North East) area
    of Japan.
    Japanese government has ignored the animals left in the radiation-contaminated areas of Fukushima for these three years.
    Only NPOs and volunteer organization groups for animals have been trying to rescue
    them and feed them without official aid and fund.
    NPOs including CAPIN trying to rescue and feed especially cats,
    since dogs are almost rescued, cats are hard to catch.
    (Do you remember CAPIN that rescued Momo,the poor shiba inu in Japan?)
    They visit periodically to the areas such as caution areas and visit frequently
    the areas which are lifted the restricion on access in main to watch the animals
    and feed them.

    Activity in Tomioka, Fukushima on Jan.25th, 2014
    Activity in Tomioka, Fukushima on Jan.18th, 2014
    Activity in Tomioka, Fukushima on Jan. 4th, 2014
    Activity in Naraha, Fukushima on Dec.7th, 2013
    Activity in Naraha, Fukushima on Dec.4th, 2013
    Activity in Naraha, Fukushima on Nov.9th, 2013

    This is just a reminder for the tragedy being dragging on and threre are a
    lot of people and organizations trying to save the lives in those areas still now.

    Thank you for reading! (^^)/
  • SayaSaya
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    I had recorded this documentary on the Nuclear reactor in there it's very interesting has residents speak on their experiences and stuff not exactly about the dogs, but still good to watch.

    Pic from a National geographic magazine I have that talks about the nuclear stuff. I forgot what issue it is it's not recent.. I kinda wish Nat geo would do another write up on it for this march to update how it is going.
    photo DSC_0027_zps8f4dac5e.jpg

    Sad there is still animals in need. I've seen this happen here in usa.. Hurricane Katrina people leave their dogs behind. worse yet the dogs trapped in the house some are drowned from when the levees broke.

    Many shelters don't allow pets so owners have no choice to leave behind and some leave them behind because they didn't think it would be so bad and they'd be back, but couldn't due to lock downs..

    My family actually see our pets as family either they come or we stay.. we always stayed home during hurricanes.. During katrina I was gone so didn't experience the brunt of it luckily I had dad stay behind so dogs had him to care for them.

    Despite having plenty of food and bottle and gallons of fresh water dogs still lost weight from the stress no power in that time was nuts the heat and humidity was bad. Week we moved out was the time power came on. it was sorta funny..

    I'm sure it is same up in Japan many shelters for those evacuees didn't allow cats or dogs. :\ Plus whole finding an apartment that allows them can be hard.

    Thanks for updating us on it.

    I really feel for the animals and citizens who had to go through this.
    Nicole, 5year old Bella(Boxer), and 4year old Saya(Shiba inu)
    Post edited by Saya at 2014-02-02 11:49:38

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