As animal rescuers from around the world made preparations the week of March 11 , 2011, local pet groups took immediate action.
United Kennel Club Japan director Yasunori Hoso shared that "we left our headquarters in Kyoto, and built a shelter in Kanagawa prefecture. Since then, we have rescued over 800 pets from the tsunami-stricken areas of Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures in the Tohoku area."
Many regions throughout Japan were affected by the quake, which actually moved Honshu 8 feet and shifted the Earth on its axis anywhere from 4 to 10 inches.
In this photo, World Vets veterinarian Kazumasu Sasaki examines a dog in Sendai.
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