Sincere hero status for this dog. Emerging coverage from Japan after the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the region, offers a moving testament of ultimate dog loyalty, and clearly illustrates the challenges faced by animal victims in the area.
There are some great rescue efforts happening in Japan for animals as well, from Kenn Sakurai on Facebook who is President of Butch Japan, which helps import safe dog and cat food in Japan and are assisting in the animal rescue efforts. If you wish to support their efforts please send donations through PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.:
(From his Facebook updates:) ”This is what it’s like when we could find the dogs at the actual disaster area. The white has gotten weak but the brown one is not allowing to get closer. The TV crew shot this. We have already got these dog. But it too two hours to take them to the closest shelter. The guys who had done that had the bigger plastic cage on the back of the bike. Having such weight on the back is risky for going the way with no road…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.”
Please remember the animals as well as the humans who need help in such a catastrophic disaster.