Three weeks after the tsunami and earthquake in Japan, rescuers are finding animals stranded and in need of help. See pictures of the lost and injured pets who were saved this week, and read their incredible stories, courtesy of the Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue & Support (JEARS) team. Way to go! — Global Animal

One of the dogs rescued/saved in Minami Soma (near 20km perimeter to Nuclear Reactor) decided she wanted to ride shotgun with Susan. Photo Credit: JEARS

From JEARS: Meet San. San’s story is one we will probably hear again. I picked him up in Fukushima today and am taking him to Animal Friends Niigata in hopes he can find a new home. His previous guardian lost his house & business in the tsunami and has gone to his brother’s in Tokyo to start over. Unfortunately (and we can’t judge because we don’t know the entire story), San can’t join him on this journey so his guardian called the local health center to inquire about San’s options. The health center had the JEARS flyer we left behind 3 days ago so they called us. Now, San and I just finished taking a walk and will travel another 85 km’s to be with “B”…eagle and many other 4 legged buddies. Photo Credit: JEARS

From JEARS: In good news, while checking with the nearby evacuation centers, we were able to provide two dogs with much needed kennels–a little white dog at one center, and a dog named Pero, at another. Many of the families staying in centers have nothing left, and the little “houses” that we often find dogs living in are make-shift and inadequate, using found materials. With the weather so cold here now, we want to be sure all dogs have good shelter. Photo Credit: JEARS

From JEARS: In good news, while checking with the nearby evacuation centers, we were able to provide two dogs with much needed kennels–a little white dog at one center, and a dog named Pero, at another. Many of the families staying in centers have nothing left, and the little “houses” that we often find dogs living in are make-shift and inadequate, using found materials. With the weather so cold here now, we want to be sure all dogs have good shelter. We talked with Pero’s family, who said that they all escaped the tsunami together, and that they are so happy to have each other now. Photo Credit: JEARS

Meet Koro. Toby, JEARS Volunteer, here again. Here’s another story we will probably hear again. Koro’s family lost their house in the tsunami and are currently living at an evacuation center that is really unsuitable for dogs. Isabella and Aoki-san (pictured here with Koro) have agreed to hold Koro at their shelter until the owners are able to move out of the evac center and live together with Koro again. Photo Credit: JEARS

From JEARS:  Team in Fukushima finds a dog limping down the side of the road who is very thin and afraid. This dog is now rescued and will be heading back to Niigata with the team! Photo Credit: JEARS

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. Photo Credit: Reuters

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