Rescuers Free Brave Dog Trapped In Rubble For 77 Hours After Earthquake

Rescuers Free Brave Dog Trapped In Rubble For 77 Hours After Earthquake

It is a moving story of a resilient and brave dog who has been saved by dedicated rescuers after getting trapped beneath the rubble of a collapsed building for 77 hours. The canine was buried under the debris due to the earthquake struck in that area.  

A couple of weeks ago, there was an earthquake in Lalu Village, Hetuo Township, Dingxi, located in northwest China’s Gansu Province. The entire town was going through a very bad phase, as several buildings collapsed, bridges, houses, and shops were damaged, trees had fallen, and there was suffering everywhere. Many people had died and many people’s lives were in danger. 

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Rescuers Free Brave Dog Trapped In Rubble For 77 Hours After Earthquake

The news came of the tragic loss of 95 lives and 800 individuals under medical observation due to the devastating earthquake that struck numerous areas in northwestern China. Amidst this, a story of a resourceful dog warmed many hearts as the dog managed to survive for more than 3 days, under the debris, by nourishing itself with the rainwater. Finally, the rescue workers searching for the survivors found a dog trapped in the rubble. When they came across the dog, they were shocked at how the dog managed to survive despite being under such a heavy weight and without eating and drinking for days. He was moaning and whining due to pain and asking for help.

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They started removing the debris and offered some food to lure the dog so that he would hustle himself to come out. Their trick worked, and after working tirelessly, they were able to free the dog. The dog was immediately taken to the vet as he had numerous injuries on his hind legs and may have had a fracture on his back. 

Rescuers Free Brave Dog Trapped In Rubble For 77 Hours After Earthquake

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After a thorough examination, the vets exclaimed that the dog had some minor injuries and a mental breakdown due to 3 days of suffering. They also stated that the rainwater helped the dog to survive for 3 days without having anything to eat. This earthquake affected 123,000 lives with 31,600 moved to the temporary shelters, whereas 2000 homes were destroyed and about 23,000 were damaged. 

One of the rescuers said that however, they can’t get over what happened and the tragic loss they had, but slightly happy that they could save a life. This story is a testament to the world for having determination and hope till the last breath. The brave dog could survive due to his unwavering determination for life and hope. 

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