Three Puppies Were Safely Pulled From The Rubble Five Days After A Deadly Avalanche In Italy

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Three adorable sheepdog puppies were pulled from a wreckage in central Italy after a deadly avalanche came down on a hotel located at the bottom of a mountain. The firefighters rescued the pups from the wreckage of Hotel Rigopiano in the Pescara province.

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The one-month-old puppies were buried for five days and were found in an isolated part of the complex. The puppies offered a glimmer of hope as rescuers continued searching for missing people. The death toll from the avalanche reached 15 people, with 14 still unaccounted for.

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The mother and father of the puppies also made it out alive. Italian emergency crews say moments like this are needed in such a horrific situation. Learn more about the story in the video below:

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.