All dogs are cute, but these rescue dogs are cute and - more importantly - they're incredible.
Their value has been especially on display since the devastating mudslide occurred in Oso, Washington which took approximately 24 lives with two dozen persons still missing.
The heroic canines have tirelessly worked since that natural tragedy occurred on March 22nd. However, if rescue dogs are overworked, their sensing capabilities begin to lose their effectiveness which is why the Federal Emergency Management Agency gave the pups some much needed rest on Sunday.
Here's what the spokesperson for the Washington Department of Transportation Kris Rietmann said:
"The conditions on the slide field are difficult, so this is just a time to take care of the dogs."
Other canines have arrived from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to let these resting dogs lie, and give them the break they so obviously deserve.
Although the search has been heartbreakingly slow, the progress that has been made would NOT have been possible without the help of these incredible rescue dogs who plod through mud in extremely cold and sometimes rainy conditions.
We're glad these furry heroes are there on the scene. Their services are very much appreciated!
[Image via AP Images.]
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