This Dog Has Finally Been Rescued After Being Trapped Under A Collapsed Building For Five Days

11/2/2016

Aseven-year-old dog has beenpulled from the rubble and saved after being trapped for five days. A whole apartmentbuilding collapsed onSaturday due to thedevastating earthquake that hit Taiwan.

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The white Maltese dog hadbeen trapped for five days before he was rescued, the Daily Mail reports.Footage of his rescue was captured by locals. The dog's name is “Le Le,” which means“Happy” in English.Understandably, the dog wasin shock and deep distress after his rescue. Thankfully,his human's relatives came and collected him shortly after the firemen found him.

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Last Saturday, the devastating earthquake hit the city of Tainan in Taiwan. This building completely collapsed when the quake struck, apparently due to shoddy construction work.

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The poor dog had been trapped under all the rubble for five days before the Taiwan firemen found him. Lin’s cousin, who arrived with Lin’s sister to pick up the dog, thanked rescuers “for saving all lives.” Lin Chia-yu, 23, told reporters:

Dogs’ lives also need to be cherished. 
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Le Le’s human, 50-year-old Lin Shiu-chu, was rescued earlier and is currently in hospital with broken arms and fractured ribs. The two will hopefully be reunited soon. We wish them both a speedy recovery.

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Watch the incredible moment the dog was saved from the rubble here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZrdYeAd7gEThe death toll from the quake in the southern city of Tainan wasat 46 on Wednesday, with all but two of the deaths coming fromthis particular building collapse. Another 94 people, including 21 children, are still believed to be trapped in the debris, the Tainan city government said.We hope that more humansand dogs will be saved from the rubble, and our thoughts are with all thoseaffected in Taiwan.

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