3 Puppies Rescued From Avalanche

A shed of hope has been given to emergency rescue crews in Farindola, Italy.

AP News reported that three white sheepdog puppies were rescued from a devastating avalanche of 60,000 tons of snow, rock, and uprooted tress that hit Hotel Rigopiano in central Italy. The three pups were found in the boiler room of the hotel. The three Abruzzo sheepdog puppies were born a couple months prior of the avalanche to the hotel resident’s sheepdogs, Nuvola and Lupo, who made it out a couple days after. They were notoriously featured on the hotel’s Facebook page. A member of the Forestry Corps, Sonia Marini said

“They just started barking very softly….In fact, it was hard to find them right away because they were hidden. Then we heard this very tiny bark and we saw them from a little hole the firefighters had opened in the wall. Then we expanded the hole and we pulled them out.”

Up to 9 people have been rescued but emergency crews are still searching for the 22 missing people. A couple of survivors have already been released from a nearby hospital in the city of Prescara.

We are hoping for the safe recovery of the 22 people and are glad to hear that the current survivors are doing well!

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