05 Apr '11, 3am

A dog rescued 3 weeks after the Japan disasters was reunited with her owner, who recognised her from TV news coverage

A dog rescued 3 weeks after the Japan disasters was reunited with her owner, who recognised her from TV news coverage

A member of the Japan Coast Guard holds a dog that was rescued from the drifting remains of a roof off the coast of Kesennuma in the Pacific Ocean. The dog was reunited with her owner after the woman saw her on a television news broadcast. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO - A DOG rescued from the rooftop of a house swept to sea by Japan's March 11 tsunami was reunited on Monday with her owner, who recognised her in television news coverage of the dog's rescue by coast guards. The two-year-old dog survived for three weeks in a house adrift in an island of debris nearly 2km from the shore. On Friday, coast guards flying over the area to search for survivors spotted the medium-sized brown dog on the roof of the floating house. The aerial view was broadcast repeatedly, as was footage of the ensuing rescue, and the dog being fed and hugged by coast guards afterwards. The owner saw the foota...

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