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American nun strives to save pets after Japanese quake and tsunami

April 19, 2011

As the death toll of human beings from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami soars toward 15,000, an American nun has embarked on a "search-and-rescue mission" to save stranded domestic pets.

Sister Michael Marie "has worked on the Gulf Coast and in Chile, Brazil and Japan to serve all of God's creatures, including dogs, cats and other helpless animals."


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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Apr. 21, 2011 11:17 AM ET USA

    I know what consolation it would give me to know that my three dogs were found and cared for in a disaster. Consider it consoling the sorrowful and a great spiritual work of mercy. What a beautiful act. The Catholics of Japan are doing an excellent job of ministering to the direct needs of the people: this is an excellent compliment to their work.