These are some of them, most were golden retrivers and labradors, but also included german shepherds and other breeds. Sadly most are dead now, while many people forget them and don’t spare them a thought.
As people lay dying, trapped and hurt, a team of nearly 100 loyal and courageous search dogs put their lives on the line to help humans. Without them, many more would not have survived, yet few people consider them.
In such a chaotic, terrifying, hot, acrid-smelling, smokey and loud environment, countless human lives depended on their ability to focus, listen, respond to their handlers, and work tirelessly. Stepping over cracked glass, hot tarmac, through flames and thick smoke, being winched over deep ravines, they battled on to seek out survivors and bring them aid.
They worked around the clock, day and night, searching, sniffing, over and over. Not only did they search, but they comforted - many eyewitnesses speak of how the dogs would stop and sit by newly-recovered victims, giving them a sense of hope and relief, before moving on to look for the next. As the situation became desperate, and the rescue workers and fire teams became utterly distraught at the amount of people who were recovered dead, these dogs brought them comfort, sitting with them on breaks, letting them grieve.
Many of these dogs are old, and have passed away. Let us remember the courage and loyalty they showed at such a horrendous event. They didn’t have a choice, but nonetheless they did what was asked of them and helped save countless lives. Don’t let their bravery be forgotten today either, or their determination to be a ‘good dog’ despite the scary and dangerous environment around them.
And let’s not forget that these dogs actually became depressed when they kept finding dead bodies; they thought they were failing to save people. The workers helping had to hide in the ruble just to let the dogs find a living person and lift their spirits.
I love every one of these babies.
well, i am groot
perfect model material, Choi Seunghyun
140823 Taeyang ‘RISE’ Tour in Fukuoka
DO NOT EDIT THE PICS : Source: HELLO 1988
After hours and hours of Doctor Who Marathon (actually weeks very good weeks indeed) I most say that I really like Peter Capaldi as the Doctor….
And coming from the 11th Doctor Era I most say that it really annoyed me to see Matt Smith at the end of the episode….
I mean, why doing that? It was Capaldi’s golden entrance to the show and Moffat did THAT just to keep the delulu fans with the new Doctor? Isn’t that flipping the bird a little to Capaldi’s acting in convincing the audience he is a new doctor?……
I love I ADORE Matt Smith but he is already gone! Did they bring David Tennant to beg the fans not to leave when Matt Smith started?!! Nope they didn’t….
Of course, Clara’s behaviour was a reflection of this fangirls who don’t like the new wrinkled guy….but come on…the Doctor is the Doctor that’s what should matter….
Taeyang x KTO Photoshoot
Taeyang x KTO Photoshoot
We interrupt your usual schedule to bring you a very small pig descending a set of stairs.
HE JUMPS RIGHT INTO IT AND MAKES LITTEL SOUNDS N0