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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:09 PM
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Japanese Risk Radiation To Save Stranded Dogs :)
Japanese Risk Radiation To Save Stranded Dogs
By RYAN NAKASHIMA 04/14/11 04:13 AM ET

TOKYO -- When Etsumi Ogino saw a news photo of a pack of shelties wandering through an abandoned town near Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear plant, she thought of her own 13-year-old canine Kein and jumped into action.

"My heart trembled," said Ogino, a 56-year-old volunteer at an animal shelter in Chiba prefecture. "They looked just like my dog. I started searching for them right away."

She and others around Japan called Asahi.com, the website of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, which had run the photo. An Associated Press photographer had snapped that photo and others of the dogs on an empty street in Minami Soma city, an area evacuated because of radiation fears.

On Saturday, the AP gave her details of where the dogs were spotted.

Ogino relayed the information to a team of animal rescuers called Sheltie Rescue. By then, the group had been getting emails from dog lovers around the country about the abandoned pack.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/14/japanese-save-...

Once in a while there is a tidbit of good news. :)
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:24 PM
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1. K&R - with a pic
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:42 PM
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5. saved 20 lives. I love these people. I love dog and animal people.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:25 PM
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2. I'm happy they're doing this positive action tho at considerable risk to themselves nt
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:36 PM
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3. K&R (n/t)
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:39 PM
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4. Bravo! Nt
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