Helping hands— Animal rescue efforts in Japan

Draped in a suit of sombre black the Earth rattled with seismic vibrations and the land of the rising sun— Japan, home to Hachiko, braved & bereaved in the aftermath of the earthquake & Tsunami.

It wasn’t the island nation alone but the entire humanity that stood in the horror of the irremediable cataclysm & the toll it took. Marred by melancholy, the mornings of mourning haven’t subsided in Japan but the hope lives on.

Animal rescue efforts in Japan

japan earthquake rescued dog with vet
Animal rescue efforts in Japan
dog rescued in japan after spending 3 days on roof after tsunami

The calamity seeping into the regions quivered not only the earth but also the fallacy of human hold over nature. Despite breakthrough technological advancements and scientific progress, we are the proverbial ‘dust in the wind’ belittled by the juggernaut of nature.

Japan holds an extraordinary place in animal-loving hearts; the true tales of compassion from the land always make one crave to discover more. While rescue workers were making efforts to search for human survivors in the rubble of buildings, animal welfare groups also pitched in to rescue Japan’s animals.

See also: The hero dog who rescued humans in the aftermath of an Earthquake

Here’s a solemn prayer for the grief-stricken souls, a pean for their courage that refuses to fade. With the hope that the mystical eastern charm spells serenity, I’d leave you with the video byte(s) that have taken the internet by storm. An endearing emotion captured on camera denoting canine love & loyalty.

Visit the JEARS’ Facebook page to learn more about their efforts and to donate to their cause.



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14 thoughts on “Helping hands— Animal rescue efforts in Japan”

  1. A sterling display of character, of how people can extend a helping hand in times of tribulation, not just to themselves, but to every being that needs support!

    The situation in Japan is moving and I believe it is sheer discipline and will that is tiding folks there over these testing times!

  2. More than on year later and JEARS and other animal rescue groups like “Naoto Matsumura, Guardian of Fukushima’s Animals”, the Hoshi Family and so many other wonderful volunteers continue to work to help the animals. Sadly, there are still approximately 1,000 dogs, 3,000 cats, hundreds of cows, pigs, many ostriches and new born animals still wait for rescue. The government of Japan still refuses to allow private rescue groups into the zone so, animals continue to suffer, starve and die there. Please check out The Hachiko Coalition, Mr. Matsumura’s page and JEARS to see what you can do to help raise awareness for this appalling situation. Thank you all!! <3

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