Khaleej Times

Dog in forlorn search for owner after landslide


BEIJING — A droopy-eyed white dog apparently looking for its owner has been found in the rubble of a landslide that buried a village in southwest China, a state broadcaste­r said Sunday.

A rescuer was seen on Englishlan­guage channel CGTN trying to coax the downcast canine away from the mound of rocks and earth that has left more than 100 people missing in Xinmo, Sichuan province, but the animal refused to leave. “Anyone here? Little doggie, where is your owner?” a rescuer could be heard saying off camera as the dog sits with its ears dropped down.

“Dog waiting for its owner refuses to leave rubble, capturing the hearts of a nation after #Sichuan #landslide,” CGTN said on its Twitter account.

Hundreds of people on China’s Twitter-like Weibo social media website expressed concern for the dog, with at least one person offering to adopt it. —

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