Double Miracle! Tsunami Dog Rescued from Floating Rooftop Reunited with Family


A dog rescued from a roof drifting off Japan’s north-east coast more than three weeks after a quake and tsunami has been reunited with her owner.

Who can forget the floppy eared trooper who survived floating on a sea of rubble for three weeks. And if that first miracle wasn’t enough, while watching the amazing rescue at sea, the owner of the adorable female mutt, a two-year-old named Ban, recognized the dog! The woman quickly went to an animal care center in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, to be reunited with her four-legged friend.

“I recognized her immediately after seeing her face,” she said, hugging her dog. And how could anyone forget such a sweet face? “I am happy that she seems healthy. I want to cherish her when I take her back,” she added, “We’ll never let go of her,”, as Ban licked her face and wagged her tail.

Ban immediately jumped up and wagged her tail when her owner appeared. And soon Ran was picked up and away they went to deliver her back to her family for what promises to be a warm reunion. Don’t you just love happy endings?

It’s enough for anyone to believe there is a Ceiling Cat! Or that at least that she has a doggy angel.

Her name is Ban and the symbol looks like this:

Japanese symbol for ban

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