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These Heroes Saved Countless Pets During A Devastating Earthquake

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Sri Lankan charity, Dogstar Foundation went on a mission to save the voiceless victims of Nepal's deadly earthquakes.

The Dogstar Foundation team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 1. From the air, the team could see the vast destruction on the outskirts of the popular tourist destination. They were all thinking the same thing; they needed to reach those areas. And so they did.

Dogstar Foundation

Dogstar Foundation

Dogstar Foundation worked with local partners including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Kathmandu Animal Treatment Center (KAT), Worldwide Veterinary Services (WVS), and Soi Dog Foundation to assess the well-being of animals in Kathmandu and the surrounding areas.

WARNING: Disturbing image

They found many injuries - some treatable - some that unfortunately, were not.

A tuft of hair poking out from the rubble is all you can see in this image. Underneath, a broken dog was found. One of the many victims of this horrifying earthquake.

Dogstar Foundation

Dogstar Foundation

Many animals escaped the earthquake, and were able to be receive treatment from Dogstar Foundation.

Dogstar Foundation

Dogstar Foundation

Families love their animals so much that they dug through rubble for hours to save as many as they could. They put the needs of their animals in front of theirs - giving them tarps as shelter and sleeping there with them to keep them safe.

Dogstar Foundation

Dogstar Foundation

The Dogstar Foundation team stayed strong amidst the devastation, and managed to escape a collapsing building narrowly with their lives when the second major earthquake hit on May 12.

Dogstar Foundation

Dogstar Foundation

Some animal families managed to stick together.

Dogstar Foundation

Dogstar Foundation

We ask that you keep the many victims of this devastating earthquake in your thoughts. If you would like to donate to assist those that are affected by the earthquake you can do so via Paypal: paypal@dogstarfoundation.com

Dogstar Foundation

Dogstar Foundation