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Sheltering Japan’s Dogs After Disaster (VIDEO)

Sheltering Japan’s Dogs After Disaster (VIDEO)


The Tohoku earthquake of 2011, with a magnitude of 9.0, was the most powerful earthquake to ever hit Japan. The quake caused fierce tsunami waves that reached heights of up to 133 feet in some affected stretches of the small nation. During this time, the world watched with held breath as the nuclear meltdown crisis unfolded in one of the most devastated areas, Fukushima.

More than 15,000 people lost their lives, thousands went missing and hundreds of thousands of people and animals were displaced when it was all over. Help poured in from all over the world to search for the missing and start the immense cleanup.

More than half a year later, as Japan continues to rebuild while trying to return to normalcy in their daily lives, the help continues. This time, it’s for the country’s beloved four-legged friends. In this video by WSPA International, you hear touching stories of survival, heartbreaking tales of loss and from one WSPA worker, the plan to build a temporary shelter for the animals from the hardest hit region.


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5:08AM PDT on Jul 17, 2014

Thank you for helping them!

10:39AM PST on Jan 23, 2012

WSPA is a terrific organization and one of my charities. They do wonderful work throughout the world. This, ndeed, was a wonderful video attesting to their wonderful work.

1:49PM PST on Jan 22, 2012

Thanks for sharing this article.

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thankyou for the article

12:42PM PST on Jan 15, 2012

good article

2:08PM PST on Jan 13, 2012

Thanks! I'm glad so many people cared!

5:21AM PST on Jan 13, 2012

Beautiful! Thanks for this article ;)

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Thank you for sharing this.

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