Pet Rescue in Japan's Nuclear Zone

United Kennel Club of Japan works to help owners reclaim their animals.
1:59 | 02/03/12

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It's an unseemly site thousand -- is running loose dogs roaming empty streets with nowhere to bill. Residents of Japan's nuclear exclusion zone haven't been allowed back home for nearly a year since the Fukushima disaster turned their neighborhoods into contaminated waste lands. Their pets left to fend for themselves. All. Yes Lee -- with the united kennel club of Japan here to help -- to rescue those animals. This day he spots -- huddled near his brother's remains. Rescuers capture the mother outside now too weak to put up with sites that don't I ain't nothing about that you -- government insists there are few pets -- -- -- their footprints in the snow hosts who tells me their fight to stay in line. -- has been coming here for ten months now and rescued more than 700 pets but he -- two dozen are dying every day. Freezing temperatures and lack of food are taking its poll despite desperate -- -- to stay in line. What he wants come here a temporary shelter set up for more than 300 families who can't take their pets that. Each offer a harrowing tale. These puppies were born after the disaster also says they were severely malnourished when he rescued then in December. In fact these dogs were covered in dirt and had little for on them. No Mod Squad -- I'm opening act. One dog -- to his house survived after 39 days without food or water -- Stanley came to rescue -- but he died days later. There are -- stories of -- It's we noticed Ebert was found less than a mile from the Fukushima reactors he sign a -- his legs crushed when also rescued him last summer. Several surgeries later he's walking again. The -- ABC news kind of go like Japan.

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