D-06 Iitate village, Sasu District volunteer group to look after animals unwillingly left by evacuee owners
Because of the Tepco Fukushima Daiichi accident, Iitate village of Fukushima is designated as a Deliberate Evacuation Area where residents are requested to evacuate in an orderly manner. All residents in Iitate village are evacuated now. Concerned volunteers of Iitate village established the‘Iitate patrol group’ to watch over the village every day and night. Many of them provide water and food to the pets left behind in the village. Until the day owners can live with their pets again, please support them with food. We are providing water and food mainly in the Sasu District. We are preparing to expand the area we cover.The ‘Wish List’ on Amazon Japan has been updated for their needs for July. People in Fukushima are very appreciative and delighted with your support. People are encouraged by the continued support and they and the animals in Fukushima and looking forward to a bright future.
Animal Rescue Team's support of personnel or organizations who rescue animals using Amazon Wish List ended on March 31, 2015.
Thank you for your warm and continual support.
Message from Iitate volunteer group to look after animals unwillingly left by evacuee owners
We are the group of independent volunteers who visit and provide food and water to many dogs, cats and animals in Iitate village where all residents were forced to evacuate.
Some villagers formed a group ‘Iitate Patrol team’ for preventing burglars and other crimes in the village. We have been providing pet food to them but they can not visit regularly. So we register here as ‘Iitate, Sasu District volunteer group to look after animals with the villagers cooperation to enable supporters to send directly to Sasu District in Iitate village.(Other info will be added soon)
Temporary rescue house for Iitate villagers does not allow pets.
Some villagers evacuated to small apartments from their homes with large gardens. Many of them have middle to big sized dogs, and cats were walking free in this area. They could not bring their pets to avoid conflicts with neighbors and cause stress to their own pets. So some pet owners made the painful choice to leave their pets in their house and commute to feed them.
Those pet owners are victims of the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear plant accident.
Not every owner can visit their house to feed their pet twice a day, morning and night every day.
All supplies from you are used for animals who are left in Iitate village.
Among the many worries Iitate villagers have now, at least their worries for caring for their pets can be eased thanks to your continuous support.
They have been worried about their pets are starving or lonely but they can not bring them with them because they may disturb other evacuees in the temporary shelters.
We ask your continuous pet food support for those animals in Iitate who longing to live together with their owners.
‘Iitate village patrol group is formed with 350 volunteers of Iitate villagers to prevent crime in Iitate.
10 or more people formed one group for each 20 districts and patrol every house in Iitate in 3 shifts over 24 hours.
They are confirming if there is any evidence of burglary and inform the police when they see suspicious cars or persons in their village.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJnAZNDpDz8 (movie on YouTube)
http://www.vill.iitate.fukushima.jp/saigai/?p=754 (in japanese)