Dog Survives 77 Hours Trapped in Earthquake Debris

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Back in July, Lalu Village, Hetuo Township, Dingxi, China, was hit by a powerful earthquake. In the aftermath, the town experienced devastating landslides and among many of the survivors trapped in the destruction was a dog.

Photo Credit: Xinhua/Gao Bingnan
Photo Credit: Xinhua/Gao Bingnan

 

This brave dog survived more than three days trapped under wooden beams and stones. His only lifeline was the accumulating rain water he drank from.

Seventy-seven hours after the earthquake hit Dingxi, China, rescuers arrived, and the dog patiently awaited his own rescue.

Once free, the dog was given food and water. He had an injured left paw and rescuers treated it as well.

Owner comforting her dog trapped in debris after earthquake hit Dingxi, China, on July 25, 2013. Photo Credit: Xinhua/Gao Bingnan
Owner comforting her dog trapped in debris after earthquake hit Dingxi, China, on July 25, 2013.
Photo Credit: Xinhua/Gao Bingnan

 

From information gathered from different sources it is believed the dog’s owner (pictured above) survived the earthquake as well. We are glad to see that after 77 hours trapped, the dog had a familiar face to run to.

Rescue team freeing and treating trapped dog.
Rescue team freeing and treating trapped dog.
Photo Credit: Xinhua/Gao Bingnan

 

 

1 thought on “Dog Survives 77 Hours Trapped in Earthquake Debris”

  1. iam happy to see some ppl in china care about dogs .all the horror storys about them slaughtering dogs and eating them is not true? or is that in sertain areas? I am confused and hopeful that things changing over there

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