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Dog rescues another dog trapped under rubble in Joplin

May 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
In an amazing story of hope, rescuers in Joplin, Mo., were looking for survivors who may be trapped in the rubble after a devastating tornado when a dog smelled another dog.

Cameras captured the rescue dog, named Javier, smelling what could be a person trapped under the rubble. Rescuers then heard moaning and frantically start pulling up the rubble.

The victim trapped underneath the debris wasn't a person - it was another dog.

Javier's trainer says the rescue proves you should never give up.