The Form that was filled out when Fukushima Dogs were “rescued” by Japanese Veterinarians

Radiation is likened to a fire cannot be seen : 放射線は,見ることのできない火に例えることができます。


Document from Japan Veterinary Medical Association : It discusses how radioactive isotopes, their effects, and how to decontaminate dogs and cats.  However, it is interesting to note the diagram of the dog with the information that needed to be filled out. This would make some people think about “research study” data.   Also, there is reference that if an animal is measured and exceeds a “certain level”, the animal should be taken to an animal hospital and other facilities for management.   It would be interesting to find out just how many animals were taken off to these facilities, how they were treated/decontaminated AND if they were ever released back.  No information as to whether any attempt was made to find an “owner”.   It is another cluster of Fukushima Left Behind Animals that may have just “disappeared” since for the most part, there were ONLY veterinarians doing the “government sanctioned rescues”.  Could be another reason that the number of protected dogs kept dropping.   Who knows what really was going on when the veterinarians were supposed to be “rescuing” Fukushima left behind dogs and cats.  No one else was there to see if what they captured was what was actually turned over to the shelter for care.  More importantly, this document is an OPEN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of the damage that radioactive isotopes does to both humans and animals.   Thus, the question remains: Why haven’t all the Fukushima Left Behind Animals been removed since they should be protected under Japan’s Animal Welfare Act.

April 1, 2011


This is on the society website. (Japan Veterinary Medical Association Website)

Contamination by radioactive materials associated with nuclear disaster by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station accident.
(Urgent interim measures) the method corresponding to the pollution and the effects on the animal’s body

Radiation effect of dogs and cats are not much different with

2 Contents of the contamination by radioactive materials expected from nuclear disaster

2 今回の原子力災害から想定される放射性物質による汚染の内容

Important and representative radionuclides (radioactive isotopes) involved in the biological in the following two types. Fission Products (FP)
(1) The radioactive iodine (I-131 giving affected most developing thyroid cancer and leukemia, breast cancer, etc.)
-Releasing half-life period 8.04, and beta Ray 606 keV and 365 keV gamma rays / thyroid selective collection


①放射性ヨウ素(I-131 が甲状腺癌や白血病、乳がん等の発症にもっとも影響を与える)

・半減期8.04 日/ベータ線(606keV)およびガンマ線(365keV)を放出/甲状腺に選択的に集

(2) Radioactive cesium (to CS-137: long-term, environmental pollution, in the body, long-term residual potential )
Radioactive cesium is produced by Beta radioactive decay in Xenon and radioactive iodine gas, emitted into the atmosphere
That, in accordance with the air flow and transported to a distant place
• Half-life of about 30 years and relatively long / beta line 514 keV and 662 keV gamma rays emitted
• Behavior through roots from similarity and soil potassium high soluble many plants, easily captured
• Incorporated many high especially in the cytoplasm, cell density in animal muscle. From grass to milk also-Atomic RADIUS is larger than the potassium pharmacokinetics in humans and animals, compete for potassium in the body

・半減期は約30 年と比較的長い/ベータ線(514keV)およびガンマ線(662keV)を放出

(2) those clinging to clothing and body external exposure, FP is falling through the atmosphere. Especially adsorption dissolving to rain or
Easy rain promotes FP descent. Is external radiation exposure caused primarily initial soluble in water and easily washed

(2)これらFP は大気を通じて自然落下し、体表や衣類に付着(外部被ばく)する。特に雨に吸着溶解しや
すく雨はFP の降下を促進する。初期は主に外部被ばくの原因となるが、水溶性が高く容易に水で洗い流

(3) FP exists in the atmosphere, some that may result in internal radiation through breathing and eating, etc, but the level can be ignored on the floor  (****inserted comment****unless you are an animal that eats or drinks from the floor)
(3)大気中にもFP が存在し,呼吸や飲食等を通じて、一部は体内に取り込まれる(内部被ばく)が、現段

[supplemental] When the  rescue animals kept in Fukushima Prefecture
Is a measure to determine the need to check animals dogs and cats do not have pollution and decontamination.

Radiation survey meter
Count measurement mode (cpm) with measures approximately 10 seconds for each body part. Cervix, thyroid, or certain body parts

【具体的事例に対する対応法】  [Response method for case studies]
***Inserted comment***  Case Studies would indicate that Radiation Research Study.*********

[Response method for case studies]
Q. I left in the evacuation zone within a 30 km radius from the plant dogs and cats and other domestic animals are Protected. The animals wherever you go in the meantime, what I ate is unknown. How do I right? Or not. (Includes animal disaster relief)
A. Please screening surfaces of animals all over with a survey meter. When contamination is found Is not polluted  :decontamination , decontamination by that review.


Q. 福島第一原発から半径 30km 以内の避難区域内に残してきた犬や猫,その他の飼育動物が



A. 動物の体表面をサーベイメータでくまなくスクリーニングしてください。汚染が認められた場合


I not see any effects of the radioactive material. Please measure again, remove. And if less than 10000 cpm doesn’t matter.
5, Exceed 100000 cpm process from 1 to 4, not less than 10000 cpm
From one night a few days, may want to manage in the animal hospital and other facilities. Like this
If is for veterinarians throughout Japan animal referral Medical Center ( Kanagawa Kawasaki-Shi takatsu-Ku kuji 2 M. 夏堀-Chome 5-8 TEL:044-850-1280 radiation Dean ) until contact.



Major polluted areas, showed abnormalities on the other sites listed

No (number)

管理者氏名 Manager name

連絡先 Contact

電話番号 Phone number

測定日 Measurement date

年 月 日 Year month day

測定時刻 Measurement of time

時 分 Hours, minutes

動物の名称 性別 Another name of the animal

M MC F FS Neuter status (Male; Male castrated; Female; Female Spayed)

品種 Varieties

特徴 Features

年齢 Age

汚染の有無 Of contamination

有 ・ 無 Yes / non

汚染の場合の計数値   (CPM) If the pollution count  (CPM)

備考 Miscellaneous

測定場所  Measurement location


施設名 担当獣医師  Facility name by veterinarians

On the merits is an urgent provisional disposition for the animal due to the unprecedented nuclear disaster ever to radioactive contamination
Procedure proposed above, does not believe a permanent procedure. Can be tangible now a detailed situation with improvisation
Creation of manuals and procedures is desirable.




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