Recently we shared a story with out about how rescue dogs have been sent to Nepal in order to help search for victims of the terrible 7.8 earthquake that devastated the area in April. To date, the earthquake has killed over 6,250 people.
Several countries have been arriving with their search and rescue dog teams, including ones from the United States, Canada, Japan and Israel. One rescue dog from Japan was once a stray but it is now saving lives. The Israel Defence Force, who landed last Tuesday in Kathmandu, released a dogs-eye video of how devastated the area is as well as how fast the dogs are in covering ground in the search.
One of the dogs is wearing a mounted GoPro camera as it travels over the rubble of fallen buildings. A shot shows the dog as it searches a unit in an intact building, sniffing through someone’s belongings in hopes of finding more survivors.
Although hope in finding many more survivors is fading, a woman was pulled alive last Thursday, five days after the quake struck. It took several rescue teams 10 hours in order to free her from the rubble. The day before, a 15 year old boy was rescued from a fallen hotel.
Most people agree that these dogs have sped up the rescue efforts and have, no doubt, been a massive help in finding survivors and ruling out areas where there aren’t any.
Thank you, rescue dogs!