You may have seen this moving video of the two dogs in earthquake-ravaged Japan, one of them injured, the other refusing to leave his side. After the video was shot, both dogs were rescued and are now safe.
Kenn Sakurai, president of rescue group Butch Japan, posted on his Facebook page:
Those two dogs are rescued. The one which came close to the camera is
in the better condition. The other white, gray and black was weak. So it
is in the vet clinic in Ibaraki Prefectre. The other dog is in the
shelter of the same area. But please know that those two are just the
tip of the iceberg. There are more and we need help.
And if anyone asks you why you care about the animals in an area where so many humans are suffering, remind them that, as we learned on 9/11 and with Hurricane Katrina, being separated from their pets is horribly traumatic for a disaster’s human victims.
At least one of the dogs in the video is clearly someone’s pet (you can see his collar and tags). Hopefully he can be reunited with his family and give them a measure of comfort amid the devastation.
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