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Watch: Tsunami Dog Rescued at Sea is Reunited with Owner

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Ban, a dog which was rescued last week atop debris in the Pacific Ocean three weeks after the tsunami hit northern Japan, has been reunited with its owner.

Kyodo news:

"After watching a TV news report on the rescue, the owner of the female dog visited the animal care center where she was being looked after, to take her back. 'We'll never let go of her,' the owner was quoted as saying by a center official, while the dog happily wagged her tail when the owner appeared."

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Dog Adrift On Floating Debris Rescued In Japan

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A dog was found alive on top of a large debris field floating one mile off the northern shore of Japan - three weeks after that country's earthquake and tsunami. A helicopter crew spotted the dog who initially repeatedly ran away from rescuers before finally being caught several hours later.

After reading about Japan's mounting death toll and worries over radiation contamination, it's nice to come across a heartwarming story like this one. Watch the rescue, AFTER THE JUMP.

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Watch: Amazing Footage of Camera Crew Escaping Tsunami, Rescue of Others

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A Japanese camera crew escapes the tsunami on foot, helps two other individuals, and a man with children to safety, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Watch: Tsunami Crushes Town of Miyako City

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Just when you thought you couldn't see a more devastating tsunami video.

This is about 160 miles north of Sendai.

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Watch: A Personal Message from George Takei About the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

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George Takei asks for your help with the crisis in Japan.

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Watch: Dog Tsunami Victim Won't Leave Other Dog's Side

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A heartbreaking reminder that many animals were victims of the earthquake/tsunami as well.

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Writes Kenn Sakurai on Facebook:

"This is what it's like when we could find the dogs at the actual disaster area. The white has gotten weak but the brown one is not allowing to get closer. The TV crew shot this. We have already got these dog. But it too two hours to take them to the closest shelter. The guys who had done that had the bigger plastic cage on the back of the bike. Having such weight on the back is risky for going the way with no road...Those two dogs are rescued. The one which came close to the camera is in the better condition. The other White, Gray and Black was weak. So it is in the vet clinic in Ibaraki Prefectre. The other dog is in the shelter of the same area. But please know that those two are just the tip of the iceberg. There are more and we need help."

Sakurai works at Butch-Japan - an animal rescue organization. Donations at PayPal can be accepted at rescue@butch-japan.jp. If you want to read more, go to his Facebook page, and here.

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