In an incredible twist of fate, a dog was rescued after spending more than nine days trapped under the rubble left by the earthquake that struck central Italy, killing nearly 300 people and injuring thousands more.
According to local news reports, the golden retriever named Romeo was found today while his owners were trying to retrieve essential belongings from their damaged home in the town of Villa San Lorenza.
The owners had not lost hope that the pup was alive and called out “Romeo! Romeo!” while on site. Amazingly, firefighters who had been escorting the owners heard the dog barking under the rubble!
They immediately began to dig and were able to rescue the dog. The amazing rescue was captured in the video below.