These are the kinds of scenes unfolding:
The noble kindness and courage of this dog guarding her injured companion is beyond what any dog should have to do, and it’s what they do, and it’s why we love and admire them. The two dogs in the above video have been rescued.
Search and Rescue dogs have been, as always, providing incredible assistance, at great risk to themselves. There’s a photo gallery of some of them here.
This Akita swam the tsunami waters to find his person.