Turkey: Rescue dog saves cat from debris after quake

Rescue at collapsed building comes 30 hours after quake strikes Izmir

Sergen Sezgin and Meric Urer   | 01.11.2020
Turkey: Rescue dog saves cat from debris after quake


A K-9 search and rescue dog saved a cat Saturday from the debris of a collapsed building after a magnitude-6.6 earthquake jolted Izmir.

The cat was saved 30 hours after the Friday quake from two collapsed floors of the building.

The dog from Turkey’s Search and Rescue Association (AKUT) noticed the cat during the night while searching the building.

K9 rescued a cat from debris in Izmir

IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 31: A cat being rescued from debris after 30 hours by a K9 dog during search and rescue works conducted at Yilmaz Erbek Apartment following a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 31, 2020. ( Sergen Sezgin - Anadolu Agency )

Teams handed the cat to its owner after breaking the walls and removing the wreckage.

* Writing by Dilara Hamit in Ankara

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