Golden Retriever Rescued from Mexico City Earthquake Rubble

Posted by Krissy Howard
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 In the aftermath of the earthquake that's left at least 245 people dead in Mexico City, volunteers are working to pull survivors from the rubble, humans and animals alike. 

When a 7.1 magnitude earthquake devastated Mexico City earlier this week, rescue volunteers and first responders hit the ground immediately, searching for survivors amongst the rubble and debris. While the unfortunate updates of a still-rising death toll continue to pour in, rescuers are not only continuing to save lives, but they aren't limiting those they're saving to our two-legged neighbors.

A Twitter page has been created to help people post found and locate missing pets in the CDMX area, and a report from earlier today confirmed the rescue of 53 animals saved from a medical laboratory. A video has also surfaced of a Golden Retriever being pulled to safety from a collapsed building, and can be seen below.

👨‍🚒 Momento exacto en el que un PERRO es RESCATADO en el edifico Álvaro Obregón 286🇲🇽 ¡¡FUERZA, MÉXICO!!

Posted by RÉCORD México on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The dog was spotted trapped underneath fallen debris by emergency rescue crews who were searching the area. Although a bit frightened and certainly confused, the pup appeared to have sustained no physical injuries and was carefully pulled out from the remnants of the buildings. She can be seen receiving pets and affection from her rescuers in front of a cheering crowd.


At the time of the article's publication, it was still unclear what happened to the dog's family, and whether or not they are still alive. Rescue teams are still combing the city for survivors.

If you wish to donate to help victims of the earthquake, you can find a list of various charities to consider in this article, created by the LA Times.

Tell us what you think of this tragedy and amazing rescue in the comments below.

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