On April 16, 2016, Ecuador suffered one of its worst natural disasters. With a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale, an earthquake strongly shook several regions of the country, destroying a large part of the coastal area of Ecuador.
Hundreds of families missing, injured and dead have been reported in the aftermath of the catastrophe. Many are still searching for survivors who may be buried under the rubble.
To date, more than 500 people have been killed and 2,000 injured. However, the tragedy does not only involve humans, but also many animals.
Dog was rescued after the earthquake
Almost a week after the terrible earthquake, a small dog was rescued from the rubble thanks to the actions of the police and security of the state of Ecuador.
The small white-furred canine was heard with signs of life as rescuers tried to identify lives in the remaining buildings and had been destroyed by the quake. The small dog managed to get out of the debris completely frightened to the surface, fortunately he did not present any physical damage or fracture.
The dog was rescued in the city of Manta, one of the coastal cities of the Latin American country. After long hours of searching, rescue dogs together with the rescue police managed to get the small french poodle dog out of a collapsed shopping mall in the area.
The rescue maneuver
Thanks to the performance of the canines acting together with the rescue team, hundreds of lives that were locked underground have been saved. It was the canines who detected the little white fur puppy when it was howling for help.
The rescue was recorded and published through the social network Twitter by the Ecuadorian police. In the video, you can see him coming out on the road shaking, completely dirty but alive after being buried for more than 32 hours underground.
Undoubtedly, the performance of dogs in the search for survivors has played a major role in saving hundreds of lives after the earthquake. The canines’ keen sense of direction and keen sense of smell have enabled many people who had been trapped in the rubble of dozens of collapsed buildings and houses to escape unharmed. There is no doubt how grateful the survivors are to be able to count on such wonderful beings as rescue dogs.
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