Dog Refuses to Leave Friend Injured in Tsunami

When you see the video below, you may be shocked to see the devastation caused by the Japanese tsunami, and the resiliency of the two dogs still alive in the blighted area. Amidst the rubble two dogs that appear lost or homeless somehow remain vigilant, though one is injured. The other stands guard and tries to offer emotional support by touching the injured one.  Some people say no animals have emotions, but how would one dog be so caring, and determined without emotion and empathy?

If you look closely at the brown and white dog, you can see a collar, so it wasn’t a stray before the destruction, and you get a clue about its’ former life. Heroism is generally thought of as restricted to humans, but this video clearly shows it isn’t. It was reported the two dogs were taken to an animal shelter.

Image Credit: LifewithDogs

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Kazumi I.
Kazumi I.3 years ago

You said “It was reported the two dogs were taken to an animal shelter.”
But it was wrong information.

In fact, Brown tan dog named Mei was found by her owner on March 18th 2011, Brown tan dog is very fine and has been together with her owner since after that.
But the White Setter named Lee has been missing since March 14th 2011.
As of November 13th 2012, even now, their owner is looking for Lee frantically.

I have been in touch with 2 dogs owner since early September 2011.

As you may know, Kenn Sakurai has been telling a lot of lies, Kenn Sakurai posted "We have already rescued two tsunami dogs" on his facebook page on March 15th 2011.
But Kenn Sakurai and his bikers have NEVER rescued these two dogs, and he was only using two tsunami dogs's video on Facebook to collect money via PayPal.

Major media reported false information "two loyal tsunami dogs were rescued by bikers(animal protection group)." without confirmation of facts in March 2011.
The rescue reports on CNN/FujiTV/other are based on the lies Kenn(Takeshi) Sakurai told on his Facebook page and were not checked out.

So Many people believe that Lee(white injured dog) was rescued by Mr. Sakurai who is a scam artist, it’s really horrible!

Please know the truth.
More detail:
Translation English and Japanese about two loyal tsunami dogs in Sendai Japan.

Heidi R.
Past Member 3 years ago

Bless them. I hope they both recovered and are now re-homed.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

I'm not surprised. I believe animals are more loyal than a lot of humans. Especially the humans who dump their pets at shelters for no other reason than they don't want to take care of them any longer.

Riccardo Pelizzo
3 years ago

it's wonderful

Riccardo Pelizzo
3 years ago


Colleen Wright
Colleen W.3 years ago

I cried when I saw this for the first time on TV - and now I'm howling again.

Victor C.
Past Member 3 years ago

T is awe inspiring!!!True love and frindship the way it was meant to be!!!!!

Teresa Cowley
Teresa Cowley3 years ago

What wonderful companions these are--such brave and wonderful animals!

paula eaton
paula eaton3 years ago

All animals have feelings and have friendships. Sweet and loyal buddies.

Muriel Servaege
Muriel Servaege3 years ago

Wonderful wonderful dog. What has become of him and his friend?