Just a quick update. If you have a TV or a computer, you know about the horrific disaster on the NE coast of Honshu, the main island of Japan. We won't talk about that here, but just say that we are ok. We are almost too protected from tsunami's and potential radiation from that nuclear reactor. See two pictures below for a quick understanding of where we are located in comparison to the tsunami's that are hammering the coastlines (highlighted in image below). I've also made some hasty references to where the epicenter of the 8.8 magnitude earthquake was, as well as where the Fukushima nuclear reactors are located.
Above: Square One is in the middle of Hokkaido, the northernmost island.
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Below: Here is a zoomed in map of Hokkaido and you can see how we are surrounded by mountains.
Now, our taxes are hard at work with thousands of self defense force personnel being deployed to the disaster zone. People are asking what we can do. At this point, I have only one answer to that and that is to help the animals for they will need extra support. I am part of a group called Angels With Fur Japan and recently joined a newly formed group called, "Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support".
**HEART-Tokushima, Animal Friends Niigata and Japan Cat Network have combined forces to focus information, rescue and support for animals in crisis due to the March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami in northern Japan.**
If you wish to join me in helping save and protect the animals that are affected by this unprecedented disaster, please go to this "Chip In" link and donate whatever you can.
You can also stay up to date by watching Cat Galaxy: An Internet TV and Radio station, that is covering the news on animals since the event in Japan on Friday, March 11, 2011.