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Dogs stay with owners till death in floods

SWEEPING floods in Taiwan may be able to tear down buildings, challenge the governance, and plunge cities into chaos, but they have failed to break the bond between seven dogs and their owners.

When the rescue team searching for Chang Hanhsun and Ch'yu Meikuan, a couple who went missing in the August 8 flood in Southern Taiwan, they were moved to tears by the love between dogs and human, reported China News Service.

The body of wife Ch'yu Meikuan was found three days after the flood with a big dog lying dead beside her.

The body of Ch'yu's husband could not be found for 10 days until someone noticed a little husky dog trying to get their attention in a fruit plot, where searchers found Chang and six dogs lying, nestled together, dead.

The six dogs apparently tried to save their owners even when their lives were in peril. The dogs formed a circle and nestled Chang in the middle, trying to stop the flood from drowning him, according to the report.

The only dog that survived stayed with the body of Chang, not willing to leave as if he was still alive.

The couple refused to get on board the rescue boat on August 8, as there was not enough room for their seven dogs.

"They said they could not leave their dogs alone," the survivors in the village told the rescue team, "and told us to leave and rescue others first."

"Strong as the flood was," said a villager, "it could not tear them apart."

Every officer in the rescue team was moved by the bond between the dogs and the couple. They all wanted to adopt the surviving Husky, but they finally decided to leave it to a villager to let the little dog stay near its home.


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