Confirmation that the Ministry of Environment’s “Special” shelter is Up and Running. Shelter Specialty: Measuring Internal Radiation on Fukushima Cats and Dogs. All built with Money from a Ministry of Environment bid proposal. And the money spent? The total budget is 97,551,000 yen from the Office of Reconstruction.
You may remember that another article about this. You may have even doubted that anything like this was actually going to be built. Well, 被災地のペット引き取り 初の大規模調査へ , 8月14日, or The first large-scale survey of the pets in the affected area mentions the facility that can house 200 animals and will specialize in “internal exposure” measurements.
The other part of the bid was to capture dogs and cats in the exclusion zone and transport them to this “special” shelter. This is a “private” shelter, by the way, which means that people are not allowed in it unless you are “staff”.