Japans Nuke Plant Strays

("Bruce;" Credit: Brian Taniyama for Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support)

Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant 2002


There are dogs, cats and many other household pets that were left to survive on there own, after Japans earthquake near the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.

Since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, only trained rescue teams donned in Radioactive resistant gear, have been permitted to ambulate the site and grounds. There is a 12.5-mile hot zone around the heavily damaged power station for an alleged safe zone.

A representative of the Tokyo Electric Power Company, explained, the priority is getting the plant back in service again. At this time we don’t have the resources to take care of the animals or homeless pets around the plant.

Bruce, the Husky pictured above was one of the lucky pets rescued, thanks to Brian Taniyama of (JEARS) Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support. The dedicated team at JEARS is doing all that it can to save the homeless pets from being euthanized at crowded shelters.



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