Dog Hero in Japan Tsunami Aftermath

17 Mar

‘No one gets left behind’ the US Marines motto, seems to also have been adopted by this particular pooch in Japan. The unnamed spaniel stood guard over his two canine friends amidst the rubble and devastation wrought by last week’s tsunami. Abandoned or lost by humans… the disoriented and shaken spaniel didnot leave his friends. His steadfast vigil alerted the attention of a camera crew (footage below). Both dogs are now being treated in a nearby town, the more severely injured pooch is receiving care at a veterinary clinic. But there will be many, many others like them, not so lucky. The article Dog in Japan stays by the side of its ailing friend in the rubble offers links to sites where you can donate to help suffering Japanese hounds.

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3 Responses to “Dog Hero in Japan Tsunami Aftermath”

  1. mlaiuppa March 18, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    All other news outlets are reporting two dogs, not three.

    And they are reporting that Hero was taken to a shelter.

    I read a comment on one of the news articles that Japanese shelters are killing all dogs not claimed within 72 hours. This would be tragic for this dog. Is there any way to find out if the shelter is a no kill shelter or rescue? Any way to follow up on the story to see if the dogs are reunited and if their owners have died that they two dogs are adopted together?

    I think the two dogs should have stayed together at the clinic as you’ve reported. But there is overwhelming news that they are separated. A story that is supposed to be uplifting has turned tragic for me. I cannot rest until I know this dog is safe.

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