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Dog rescued at sea after three weeks

 
 
Setanta
 
Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 03:26 am
A dog has been rescued at see three weeks after the tsunami which struck Japan, and has been, unimaginatively, dubbed the Tsunami dog.

Tsunami dog rescued at sea.

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The Japanese coast guard rescued a pet dog on Friday that somehow survived three weeks at sea after apparently being washed away in the tsunami.

Reuters reported the dog was found on the roof of a house floating off the coast of Kesennuma, in the Miyagi prefecture in northern Japan.

The dog was described as "emaciated, but alive" after it had been adrift since the March 11 disaster.

A helicopter first spotted the dog, but the animal was scared by the propellers, so it hid under the roof. Rescuers were forced to descend onto the roof to try to lure the dog to safety. They even tried to poke a hole in the roof, but the dog still stayed away.


Sit through the ad, and this piece from ITN has a video report.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 05:17 am
@Setanta,
A good story at last.
jespah
 
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Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 06:38 am
@dlowan,
Wow.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 06:42 am
@Setanta,
saw that last night on Global National, good story after all the bad news
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 07:41 am
Good story.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 07:52 am
@Setanta,
hope his kidneys arent fucked up from drinking sea water. But a great story
High Seas
 
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Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 04:15 pm
@farmerman,
Courtesy of DJJD (from Roberta's "animals" thread) picture of Tsunami Dog - dogs never drink seawater btw, they taste a bit of it then spit it out. But then - we know they've had torrential rains in that part of Japan - maybe rainwater collected in the ruins of the building roof Tsunami Dog was floating on?
http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/photos/2011/04/01/li-620-tsunami-dog.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 04:20 pm
@Setanta,
Made me tear, in a good way. Wow.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 4 Apr, 2011 06:27 pm
Aw, this is wonderful! Smile
(please excuse the silly advertisement at the start of the video, Can't be helped.)

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video: Tsunami-surviving dog reunited with owner

The owner of a dog rescued from floating tsunami wreckage after three weeks at sea is reunited with her lucky pet. 05/04/11


http://media.theage.com.au/national/environment-news/tsunamisurviving-dog-reunited-with-owner-2286021.html?from=newsbox

Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 4 Apr, 2011 06:33 pm
Cool beans, Miss Olga, thanks! I hadn't seen that.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 4 Apr, 2011 06:50 pm
Oh, man, that's good.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 4 Apr, 2011 07:04 pm
@msolga,
saw that on the news tonight, the pup looks pretty good after his ordeal, and was very happy to see his owner
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 4 Apr, 2011 08:30 pm
@msolga,
awwwwwww nice to have some good news
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