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Dog who survived tsunami rescued at sea

A dog who survived the tsunami was found atop the rubble of a home that had floated more than a mile out to sea — and, we’re happy to be able to confirm this time, rescued by the Japanese coast guard.

According to a report and video in The Telegraph, the dog apparently spent three weeks at sea before being spotted on the floating roof of a house, about 1.1 miles from the coast of Kesennuma.

It took a rescue team more than an hour to grab the brown brown dog, who they wrapped in a blanket and carried on a stretcher aboard the rescue boat.

Once back on the main ship, the dog, who has no identifying tags on its collar, warmed up quickly — at least to his rescuers.


Comment from Kelly
Time April 2, 2011 at 10:40 am

Amazing! Thanks, John. Gonna share this one.

Comment from blu
Time April 2, 2011 at 5:01 pm

This Video shows the scared pup going under the roof to escape the helicopter.

Comment from Smoketoomuch
Time April 3, 2011 at 11:22 am

With all of the horrendous news and associated footage coming out of Japan, it’s good to see that some time, energy, and resources are being expended on helpless animals too. There are good people everywhere, we just don’t get to hear about them enough.