Let's Not Forget Japan

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan have for all purposes left the evening news. To recap, pictures of the devastation can be found: Here.    Here.    Here.   Here.   And  Here.

If you feel like helping, a list of aid organizations can be found with
this link. You can also click Kitty up there- Sanrio's Day of Donation is today, with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross efforts in Japan.

As always, from the heart of an animal lover, one can't help but wonder and worry about all the pets. In the news back then had been a 
heart wrenching video of reporters being led by a dog to his injured friend. The dog is a well cared-for BrittanySpaniel, fiercely loyal and protective. Translation of the reporters' exchange is as follows: 

We are in Arahama area. Looks like there is a dog. There is a dog. He looks tired and dirty. He must have been caught in the tsunami. He looks very dirty.
He has a collar. He must be someone's pet. He has a silver collar. He is shaking. He seems very afraid.
Oh, there is another dog. I wonder if he is dead.
Right there. There is another dog right next to the one sitting down. He is not moving. I wonder. I wonder if he is alright.
The dog is protecting him.
Yes. He is protecting the dog. That is why he did not want us to approach them. He was trying to keep us at bay.
I can't watch this. This is a very difficult to watch.
Oh. Look. He is moving. He is alive. I am so happy to see that he is alive.
Yes! Yes! He is alive.
He looks to be weakened. We need to them to be rescued soon. We really want them rescued soon.
Oh good. He's getting up.
It is amazing how they survived the tremendous earthquake and tsunami. It's just amazing that they survived through this all.

It's still unclear whether the dogs are safe, and likely to remain a mystery... Want to help? You can donate to Japan's animals from here or follow the link on this page.

And though all stories can't end happily, here's a man reunited with his best friend. 

I keep trying to tell you- pets are good for the heart