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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Japan's pets have rescuers, too - USATODAY.com

Japan's pets have rescuers, too - USATODAY.com

With all the other emergencies Japan is facing, we're glad to see pets aren't being overlooked and are being taken care of during this tragic time. And in the video below, watch two dogs help each other out. Such pals!

Many people in Japan have pets and treat them like family. Treehuggerhas a great post about groups who are helping rescue pets in the earthquake areas. One of the groups, Japan Cat Network, wrote on their website:

"We are all greatly saddened and have been continually horrified by news of the devastation, following the recent earthquake here in Japan. We, the kitties at the JCN Kansai shelter, and the shelter itself, are all fine. However, we remain very concerned about the animals in the severely affected areas who may be overlooked in the midst of so much immediate need to address human concerns. We are working with two other no-kill organizations to coordinate plans for getting animals from these areas out to safety, and have already begun helping people with pets in crisis."

And as you can see in the YouTube video below (sorry no translation), the animals are looking out for each other also. Both were rescued.

The Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support group has afacebook page with more information.

READERS: Hope that the families in the vicinities where they have to stay inside because of radiation scares can find a way to keep their pets inside as well. Indoor bathrooms for all!


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