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When natural disasters strike whether it be earthquake, fire, or hurricane, it is a true test of the commitment we have made to our furry loved ones.

This dramatic footage from the flooding that took place in eastern Japan a few years ago serves as a reminder that pets are family and should be treated as such. The elderly couple in the video was stranded on their rooftop as the waters below submerged their entire city of Joso. When rescue came, however, they made sure that their pets were not left behind. The inspiring couple and their pets were successfully airlifted from the dangerous situation taking place below them.

When news of a potential natural disaster is reported, it is of the utmost importance to prepare not just human family members but the furry, scaly, or feathered ones also. For every 1,000 people affected by a disaster, 1,500 pets will also be affected. By planning ahead you can avoid the heartbreaking situation many families experience of having to leave pets behind. Remember, your pets are unable to call for help- they depend on you to protect them when times get rough.

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0 comments on “Elderly Couple Refused to Leave Their Dogs Behind When Being Rescued From Flash Flooding (VIDEO)”

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R. Cunningham
5 Months Ago

May God bless those folks.
That was a terrible flood.
All would have died, without that copter.
May they all have a long & happy life, after being scared, that badly.
When the end is near, one decides what to keep, that means the most.
They did!
God bless them.

5 Months Ago

The people had quite a few days of warning to organize to take their companion animals with them when they evacuated. Shame on all of those who left them behind to be \'someone eles problem\'. I hope they are charged to get their animals back or better still, they should not be allowed to be animal guardians.

5 Months Ago

Should never have to make the choice to leave your pets. I am a widow and after my husband passed my pets helped me feel loved and protected. They gave me a reason to get up everyday. I understand why the rescuers reasons but someone needs to rethink this.

5 Months Ago



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