Crowd Erupts In Applause As Dog Pulled From Wreckage Of Earthquake In Mexico

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Hundreds are dead following the worst earthquake Mexico has seen in decades, and aftershocks are expected to cause even further damage. As relief workers continue to pull bodies from the rubble, a number of brave rescues have united the country and strengthened the resolve to press on and rebuild.

A small dog rescued six days after the earthquake has amazed many, but even he didn’t receive the warm welcome a trapped golden retriever was treated to after being pulled from the wreckage.

The Sept. 19 rescue was captured on a smartphone by an onlooker and, shortly after, posted to Twitter.


Spectators cheered loudly for the dog as it was rescued from a collapsed building and carried down a ladder by a group helping with recovery efforts.

The owners of the dog were eventually located through a friend on Twitter, Daily Dot reports.

“The dog belongs to a friend. If anyone knows who has her, please let us know. Her name is Nala,” the woman posted, along with an informational flyer on the dog’s history.


The Animal Rescue Site wishes the best to Nala and her family. A number of ongoing efforts are being undertaken by GreaterGood as well, to help those affected by the disaster. Click the button below to learn how you can help, and make a difference!

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