Tsunami-surviving dog rescued after three weeks at sea
Coastguards headed towards the dog after spotting it on the floating roof of a house that had been washed out to sea, about 1.1 miles from the coast of Kesennuma in the north-east.
A rescue team scrambled on to the roof and attempted to capture the canine. But the brown dog thwarted their efforts by running away over the large roof and surrounding rubble.
The chase lasted for several hours before the elusive animal was finally caught, wrapped in a blanket and carried on a stretcher aboard the rescue boat.