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Cats and dogs in Japan

It has come to my attention that in addition to the suffering of the humans and the radioactive contamination of the land, air and sea that pets are suffering in the 30 km zone around the stricken nuclear power company.

I would like to know what is being done to rescue these animals, I would not like to see humans put into serious harm’s way while rescuing animals but I do want to ask what could be done to protect these cats and dogs from harm. I would like to know if TEPCO have considered putting out bowels of dog and cat food to try to stop these animals starving.

I think that while the rescuing of humans will be the most important goal, the dogs and cats should where possible be recovered from the 30 km zone. One thing I would want to do is to note the location where each animal was found, then when the animal goes to the vet for the check up get a blood sample from each cat or dog, the reason is that by looking at blood samples it is possible in humans to get an estimate of the dose which they have had.

These blood test results could be of great interest, as it would give us an idea of the total dose in each part of the 30 km zone. I am assuming that the dogs and cats do not stray too far from where their owners left them. Even if the majority of the blood samples are not instantly examined it could be useful to have them in a freezer somewhere waiting for someone to make use of them.



One Response

  1. Maybe they can answer your questions at http://jears.org/ ?

    “The founding partners are:

    David Wybenga and Susan Roberts of Japan Cat Network
    Susan Mercer of HEART-Tokushima
    Isabella Gallaon-Aoki of Animal Friends Niigata

    David Wybenga – JEARS, co-founder. Email: david@jears.org


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