Loyal Japanese Dog Refuses to Leave Injured ‘Friend’ [Video]

One dog that escaped injury and death from the tsunami, stood by his injured canine friend that was unable to walk or hardly move at all.

In the wake of all the heartbreaking stories and sad news since the massive earthquake and tsunami damaged the land and lives of Japan, it’s refreshing to hear an uplifting story about survival and loyalty.

A heartwarming video of a dog who refuses to leave an injured canine friend in the rubble has been making the rounds on YouTube and other social networking sites.

Reporters came across the animal whilst filming the destruction wreaked by Friday’s earthquake in Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast Japan. The pair were rescued by vets from Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support. The tan and white spaniel was taken to a shelter in Mito while its injured mate is being treated by a vet in the same town.

“That dog is a better person than most humans. Loyalty is the best word to use when you describe a dog. Truly, man’s best friend is a well-deserved title,” one of the vets said.

Another added, “This hit me hard. The injured dog looked like my dog, who I recently had to put down. Dogs are a true example of God’s love.” One of them quipped, “Why can’t we humans show the same kind of loyalty and compassion?”

Kenn Sakurai, the head of an animal shelter in Japan says that many more pets have been displaced because of the disaster. He has rescued 62 animals so far. [via The The Telegraph (UK)]

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