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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 01:20 PM
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Rescue Dogs search for victims in Japan - pics

US rescue dog searches rubble for survivors in the devastated city of Ofunato on March 15, 2011. Rescue teams from the US, Britain and China began assisting in the search for survivors following the devasting earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11.


US rescue dog searches rubble for survivors in the devastated city of Ofunato on March 15, 2011. Rescue teams from the US, Britain and China began assisting in the search for survivors following the devasting earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11.


A member of the Swiss rescue team searches with his dog through debris in Minamisanriku March 15, 2011, after the area was devastated by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami.


A US rescue worker and a dog search rubble for survivors in Ofunato while conducting operations in the devastated city on March 15, 2011. Rescue teams from the US, Britain and China began assisting in the search for survivors following the devasting earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11.


A US rescue dog searches rubble for survivors in Ofunato while conducting operations in the devastated city on March 15, 2011. Rescue teams from the US, Britain and China began assisting in the search for survivors following the devasting earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11.


A tsunami survivor, left, looking for belongings from where her house was standing walks by U.S. rescue team members with a sniff dog working in debris in Ofunato in Iwate Prefecture (state), northeastern Japan, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, four days after a massive earthquake and tsunami slammed northeastern Japan.


A member of the U.S. rescue team with a sniffer dog searches for victims in the tsunami-hit area in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, four days after the disaster.


British search and rescue team member Rob Furniss and his search dog Byron try to find if there are any trapped people still alive in a building in Ofunato, Japan, Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Two search and rescue teams from the U.S. and a team from the U.K. with combined numbers of around 220 personnel, searched damaged areas of the town of Ofunato for trapped survivors Tuesday in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami.


A US rescue worker and her dog search a house for survivors in Ofunato during search operations in Ofunato on March 15, 2011. Rescue teams from the US, Britain and China began assisting in the search for survivors following the devasting earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11.


US rescue workers and their dog search a house for survivors in Ofunato while conducting operations in the devastated city on March 15, 2011. Rescue teams from the US, Britain and China began assisting in the search for survivors following the devasting earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11.


A US rescue team sniffer dog from Virginia searches the wreckage of a house for victims during rescue operations in the devastated city of Ofunato, Iwate prefecture on March 15, 2011 as the country struggles to cope following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disasters. Japan's government on March 15 urged people against panic-buying of food and supplies, as the country grapples with a massive natural disaster and resulting nuclear crisis.


A US rescue team sniffer dog from Virginia searches the wreckage of a house for victims during rescue operations in the devastated city of Ofunato, Iwate prefecture on March 15, 2011 as the country struggles to cope following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disasters. Japan's government on March 15 urged people against panic-buying of food and supplies, as the country grapples with a massive natural disaster and resulting nuclear crisis.


Members of the U.S. rescue team with a sniffer dog search for victims in the tsunami-hit area in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, four days after the disaster.


A US rescue team sniffer dog from Virginia rests during a break in the rescue operations in the devastated city of Ofunato, Iwate prefecture on March 15, 2011 as the country struggles to cope following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disasters. Japan's government on March 15 urged people against panic-buying of food and supplies, as the country grapples with a massive natural disaster and resulting nuclear crisis.


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Lucky 13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 01:23 PM
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1. It's a wonder they don't cut up their feet on debris.
They are truly amazing.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 01:29 PM
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2. Rescued Dog Becomes Search & Rescue Dog In Japan


Pearl was a homeless dog rescued from a shelter who has become part of a search and rescue team deployed to Japan through the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. She has previously worked in Haiti to locate survivors who could not have been found by humans, and now she is helping with the vital search and rescue mission in Japan.



A book about Pearl has been created to help raise money to sponsor the training of new search dogs through the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation in Ojai, California. A New Job for Pearl was written by Allyn Lee and illustrated by second graders at Rancho Romero school last year. 100% of proceeds from the sale of the book go toward training a new search & rescue dog.

http://blog.seattlepi.com/filmhound/2011/03/14/rescued-...
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 01:31 PM
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3. Hero dogs and their humans
the last picture is great ...... that shepherd wants to get back to work because you can see it in his face.
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Boswell Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 01:36 PM
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4. probably is still working
sifting through smells
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 04:13 PM
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8. I have seen that look in my dogs faces before ......
.... just waiting for a command to go back to work.

The drive of those dogs is really breath taking.
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get the red out Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 02:22 PM
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5. The oldest friends of the human race
NEVER cease to amaze me. The one GSD looks so intense, even at rest. They so want to find living people.
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one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 02:26 PM
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6. Heroes! That's what the dogs are...
Big K&R
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 02:29 PM
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7. And one of those firefighters is wearing a dosimeter
I am sure all are... but with one of them it is obvious
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 04:17 PM
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9. Rescuers with their dogs seem to always be the first on the scene
And at this stage the most important.
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