Latest News from Cat Island, Japan

 |  Mar 22nd 2011  |   12 Contributions


I've been following news from Japanese Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support, and they posted this update today on the status of Tashirojima, Japan -- better known as "Cat Island":

I just got through to a representative at an NPO called Hiyokkori Hyoutan Tashirojima on the land phone, and everybody, humans and animals, is safe. He said that it is the areas in Ishinomaki that need more help now! Food, water, everything is sufficiently supplied. It is the electricity that is still needed on the island. The kitties are all safe. With the kind of purity and reverence the residents have for our beautiful feline friends, the cats are being well taken care of by these beautiful people. I am so happy! This is direct from someone on the island. Safety confirmed! on the land phone, and everybody, humans and animals, is safe. He said that it is the areas in Ishinomaki that need more help now! Food, water, everything is sufficiently supplied. It is the electricity that is still needed on the island. The kitties are all safe. With the kind of purity and reverence the residents have for our beautiful feline friends, the cats are being well taken care of by these beautiful people. I am so happy! This is direct from someone on the island. Safety confirmed!

And there's news from other areas. The Japan Emergency Animal Rescue and Support group reports that its brave volunteers are going into the radioactive areas to save the animals left behind:

One of our teams is headed to Fukushima today. The situation there is said to be one

of the worst still because nobody wants to go in. There are already tens of thousands who have left and are taking refuge - most likely including people who've left their pets behind. There is still a risk of radiation exposure in going in, but our brave volunteers are willing to take that risk for the animals. Hats off to them and thank you to all of you for the continued support.

[SOURCE: OddityCentral]

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