|Dog rescued yesterday by JEARS
New pictures have emerged from inside the 20km exclusion zone around Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant. Tens of thousands of people have already been evacuated from the area, and the only people allowed in are workers battling to limit the radiation leaks. However a camera crew that ventured into the zone has discovered that despite the health risks some people still remain determined not to leave their homes and lives behind for an unknown future.
When the news van pulled into the area they were greeted by several dogs laying in the middle of the street just hanging out. The dogs seemed curious about the new comers one Akita looking dog looking pretty dirty and probably in need of food. There were also several cows who looked like they could use some food and help. They were left behind to fend for themselves according to the neighbor.
Before everyone starts screaming at the news crew for not offering help we don’t know if the people who have chosen to stay in the danger zone of Fukushima are the owners of the dogs or at least looking after them and want them there for protection or companionship.
JEARS (Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support) was made aware of the animals living in the danger zone and will be trying to check the situation out hopefully bringing a vet along to treat the animals whose owners are choosing to stay behind.
Here is an update from JEARS:
I don’t believe they were in the exclusion zone yesterday when this report was relayed to volunteer coordinators but they are as I said aware of these animals and will figure out how to get out there to at least check on them.
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