Animals Who Were Miraculously Rescued From Rubble in Turkiye and Syria

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Hope is fading that more survivors will be found, 10 days after disastrous earthquakes hit southern Turkiye and northwestern Syria on February 6.
But Sputnik has always been among those who embrace hope.
That is why we would like to share some heartwarming news with you: dozens of pets were rescued from the rubble after the quakes caused thousands of homes in Turkiye and Syria to collapse.
Check out their happy faces in our photo gallery!
© AFP 2023 Gurkan OzturkRescuers extract a dog named Pamuk from the rubbles of a collapsed building in Hatay on February 9, 2023, three days after a massive earthquake. - The death toll from the massive earthquake in Turkey and Syria kept on climbing February 9, 2023, topping 21,000 as the first UN aid reached Syrian rebel-held zones but hopes of finding more survivors faded. (Photo by Gurkan OZTURK / AFP)
Rescuers extract a dog named Pamuk from the rubbles of a collapsed building in Hatay on February 9, 2023, three days after a massive earthquake. - Sputnik India
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Rescuers extract a dog named Pamuk from the rubbles of a collapsed building in Hatay on February 9, 2023, three days after a massive earthquake. - The death toll from the massive earthquake in Turkey and Syria kept on climbing February 9, 2023, topping 21,000 as the first UN aid reached Syrian rebel-held zones but hopes of finding more survivors faded. (Photo by Gurkan OZTURK / AFP)
© AFP 2023 Ozan KoseA rescuer holds a cat which was rescued from a collapsed building, 248 hours after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake which struck parts of Turkey and Syria, in Kahramanmaras on February 16, 2023. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)
A rescuer holds a cat which was rescued from a collapsed building, 248 hours after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake which struck parts of Turkey and Syria, in Kahramanmaras on February 16, 2023. - Sputnik India
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A rescuer holds a cat which was rescued from a collapsed building, 248 hours after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake which struck parts of Turkey and Syria, in Kahramanmaras on February 16, 2023. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)
© AP Photo / Hussein MallaA rescuer with a sniffer dog searches in a destroyed building in Antakya, southeastern Turkey, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. Rescuers pulled several earthquake survivors from the shattered remnants of buildings Friday, including some who lasted more than 100 hours trapped under crushed concrete after the disaster slammed Turkey and Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
A rescuer with a sniffer dog searches in a destroyed building in Antakya, southeastern Turkey, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. - Sputnik India
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A rescuer with a sniffer dog searches in a destroyed building in Antakya, southeastern Turkey, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. Rescuers pulled several earthquake survivors from the shattered remnants of buildings Friday, including some who lasted more than 100 hours trapped under crushed concrete after the disaster slammed Turkey and Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
© AP Photo / Francisco SecoA guard dog at a small farm lies on one of the cows who died Saturday as a consequence of injuries sustained in the earthquake, in the village of Polat, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. The dog was not eating the animal but appeared to guard it. Five days after two powerful earthquakes hours apart caused scores of buildings to collapse, killing thousands of people and leaving millions homeless, rescuers were still pulling unlikely survivors from the ruins. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
A guard dog at a small farm lies on one of the cows who died Saturday as a consequence of injuries sustained in the earthquake, in the village of Polat, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. - Sputnik India
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A guard dog at a small farm lies on one of the cows who died Saturday as a consequence of injuries sustained in the earthquake, in the village of Polat, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. The dog was not eating the animal but appeared to guard it. Five days after two powerful earthquakes hours apart caused scores of buildings to collapse, killing thousands of people and leaving millions homeless, rescuers were still pulling unlikely survivors from the ruins. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
© AP Photo / Bernat ArmangueMehmet Gurkan, a member of the Turkish animal rights group HAYTAP, rescues a dog that was trapped for seven days inside a house affected by the earthquake in Antakya, southeastern Turkey, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Mehmet Gurkan, a member of the Turkish animal rights group HAYTAP, rescues a dog that was trapped for seven days inside a house affected by the earthquake in Antakya, southeastern Turkey, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. - Sputnik India
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Mehmet Gurkan, a member of the Turkish animal rights group HAYTAP, rescues a dog that was trapped for seven days inside a house affected by the earthquake in Antakya, southeastern Turkey, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
© AP Photo / Bernat ArmangueMembers of the Turkish animal rights group HAYTAP, rescue a dog in Antakya, southeastern Turkey, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. The German shepherd was rescued after being trapped for seven days inside the building affected by the earthquake. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Members of the Turkish animal rights group HAYTAP, rescue a dog in Antakya, southeastern Turkey, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. - Sputnik India
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Members of the Turkish animal rights group HAYTAP, rescue a dog in Antakya, southeastern Turkey, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. The German shepherd was rescued after being trapped for seven days inside the building affected by the earthquake. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
© AP Photo / Cemal Yurttas/DIA Rescuers give water to a dog after a rescue operation in Hatay, southern Turkey, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. Rescuers in Turkey miraculously continued to pull earthquake survivors out of the rubble on Saturday. The unlikely rescues, coming over four days after Monday's 7.8-magnitude quake brought down thousands of buildings in Turkey and Syria. (Cemal Yurttas/DIA via AP)
Rescuers give water to a dog after a rescue operation in Hatay, southern Turkey, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. - Sputnik India
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Rescuers give water to a dog after a rescue operation in Hatay, southern Turkey, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. Rescuers in Turkey miraculously continued to pull earthquake survivors out of the rubble on Saturday. The unlikely rescues, coming over four days after Monday's 7.8-magnitude quake brought down thousands of buildings in Turkey and Syria. (Cemal Yurttas/DIA via AP)
© AP Photo / Lefteris PitarakisA woman plays with a sniffer dog as rRescue workers continue the search for victims of the earthquake in Antakya, Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. Rescue crews on Saturday pulled more survivors, including entire families, from toppled buildings despite diminishing hopes as the death toll of the enormous quake that struck a border region of Turkey and Syria five days continued to rise. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
A woman plays with a sniffer dog as rRescue workers continue the search for victims of the earthquake in Antakya, Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. - Sputnik India
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A woman plays with a sniffer dog as rRescue workers continue the search for victims of the earthquake in Antakya, Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. Rescue crews on Saturday pulled more survivors, including entire families, from toppled buildings despite diminishing hopes as the death toll of the enormous quake that struck a border region of Turkey and Syria five days continued to rise. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
© AP Photo / IHAA man holds his cat rescued from a collapsed building in Kahramanmaras, southern Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. Rescuers in Turkey miraculously continued to pull earthquake survivors out of the rubble on Saturday. The unlikely rescues, coming five days after Monday's 7.8-magnitude quake. (IHA via AP)
A man holds his cat rescued from a collapsed building in Kahramanmaras, southern Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. - Sputnik India
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A man holds his cat rescued from a collapsed building in Kahramanmaras, southern Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. Rescuers in Turkey miraculously continued to pull earthquake survivors out of the rubble on Saturday. The unlikely rescues, coming five days after Monday's 7.8-magnitude quake. (IHA via AP)
© AFP 2023 Bulent KilicA cat sits on an armchair in a heavily damaged living room of a collapsed building in Hatay on February 15, 2023, nine days after a 7,8-magnitude earthquake struck parts of Turkey and Syria. (Photo by BULENT KILIC / AFP)
A cat sits on an armchair in a heavily damaged living room of a collapsed building in Hatay on February 15, 2023, nine days after a 7,8-magnitude earthquake struck parts of Turkey and Syria. - Sputnik India
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A cat sits on an armchair in a heavily damaged living room of a collapsed building in Hatay on February 15, 2023, nine days after a 7,8-magnitude earthquake struck parts of Turkey and Syria. (Photo by BULENT KILIC / AFP)
© AFP 2023 Yasin AkgulA man holds a cat he rescued from a building as rescuers are at work to extract bodies of victims from the rubble of collapsed buildings in Antakya, south of Hatay, on February 15, 2023, nine days after a 7,8-magnitude struck the country's southeast. - The death toll from a catastrophic earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria nears 40,000 on February 14, 2023, with search and rescue teams starting to wind down their work. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP)
A man holds a cat he rescued from a building as rescuers are at work to extract bodies of victims from the rubble of collapsed buildings in Antakya, south of Hatay, on February 15, 2023, nine days after a 7,8-magnitude struck the country's southeast. - Sputnik India
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A man holds a cat he rescued from a building as rescuers are at work to extract bodies of victims from the rubble of collapsed buildings in Antakya, south of Hatay, on February 15, 2023, nine days after a 7,8-magnitude struck the country's southeast. - The death toll from a catastrophic earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria nears 40,000 on February 14, 2023, with search and rescue teams starting to wind down their work. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP)
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