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Published:April 3rd, 2011 00:38 EST

Miracle: 3 Weeks After Japan Earthquake Dog Rescued From Sea

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A dog that survived in a house swept away to sea three weeks ago by the devastating Japan tsunami was saved on Friday by a coast guard rescue team flying over an island of debris.

Local television showed an aerial view of a brown medium-sized dog trotting around the roof of the house -- the only part of it floating above water -- before disappearing inside through a broken section of the roof.


The coast guard rescuers, thinking there might also be people alive inside the house, lowered one of their team onto the roof. He tried to coax the dog out, but then went in after tearing a wider opening. He came out with the dog in his arms and they were transported back to safety by boat." Reuters

The Japanese are dealing with the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, and the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that left many cities in Japan looking like a post-apocalyptic landscape.

There are still hundreds of thousands of Japanese with no power, no home and only the bare necessities of life.

The rescue of a pooch that had been floating on the sea for three weeks will bring the quake survivors a small measure of hope and inspiration.

With the economy in a shambles in the United States, and turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa, we can also appreciate a good survivor story.

I hope the dog finds a good home, and I pray that kind-hearted people will continue to send aid to Japan.

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