Heroic rescue dogs at work after Italy’s deadly earthquake


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On Wednesday, a deadly 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the town of Amatrice, resulting in massive destruction and the death of at least 291 citizens. Sadly, that death toll appears to be climbing.

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Amidst the rubble stand many four-legged hero’s.

Leo and Sarotti have both pointed out people in the rubble.
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To the left is Leo, a four year-old-Labrador. He is a K-9 member of the search and rescue team in Pascara and has gone viral after saving the life of a little girl buried in rubble. The girl was buried so deep it rubble, it took 9 hours for rescuers to extract her, and she likely wouldn’t have been found had it not been for the canine.

To the right is Sarotti, a German Shepard. He was put to work in the devastated town of Amatrice, where he located a 10 year-old-girl also buried under rubble. She was found alive, and sources report she is in good condition. Below is a video of her after being pulled from the rubble.

Five days have passed since the deadly quake, and sadly, efforts have turned from rescue to recovery. It makes no difference to the K-9 search and rescue teams however- they are still hard at work searching for missing loved ones in hopes of bringing closure to devastated families.

 

 

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    • Actually these two girls were so far down, it took hours and heavy duty equipment to extract them. It actually makes it a little more impressive when you think they were able to detect them that far down…but of course less exciting on you tube 🙂 thanks so much for stopping by the blog Ashley!

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