After the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster of March 2011, the Japanese government wouldn’t allow residents to rescue their left-behind pets. It was deemed a health risk. .. Hachiko is just one symbol of the strength, beauty and resistance...
Responding to the pleas from desperate animal owners, Hiroshi Hoshi and Leo Hoshi helped rescue over 200 animals that were lost and “left behind” during the devastating tsunami in Japan two years ago. During these efforts they witnessed the...March 15, 2013/3 Comments
The untold human suffering and property damage left in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan has been well-documented, but there’s another population that suffered greatly that few have discussed – the animals left behind in the radioactive...March 6, 2012/1 comment
For those following the stranded animals in Fukushima, Japan – here’s the latest update on their daily lives! Six months afer the Japanese triple disaster surviving animals continue their patient and painful wait to be rescued. Stranded in...September 9, 2011/No comment
To focus awareness on the plight of the isolated Fukushima dogs, the Hachiko Coalition is spearheading a fundraising drive. The Hachiko Coalition officially announced the launch of its Bring Hachi Home campaign on Friday. The Bring Hachi Home campaign is...July 7, 2011/3 Comments
The Hachiko Coalition calls attention to the animals of Fukushima left inside the evacuation zone in Japan. To follow the most recent developments of this ongoing emergency, please visit the Hachiko Coalition website. On April 21, the Japanese government...June 3, 2011/7 Comments
One dog clung to life amidst a heap of debris that once made up his home. After three weeks of suffering and braving the aftermath of a tsunami, this pup has been rescued. This lucky dog was discovered amidst the Tsunami debris. After a helicopter team...April 4, 2011/2 Comments
County firefighters brought a Hachi dog into “Affordable Animal Hospital” in Torrance with third-degree burns covering over 60 to 70 percent of his body. He was nothing but a sweetheart from the time he was carried in – black and charred...March 16, 2011/No comment