Fact Check: The Video Showing a Man Rescuing Puppies Is from India, NOT Turkey

The video of a man trying to rescue puppies from under the debris is doing the rounds on social media, claiming that it is from Turkey.

The post reads: Be kind to every kind, not just mankind. #TurkeySyriaEarthquake #TurkeyQuake #Turquia #Turquia #Syria #syriaearthquake #AFADhatay #afaddeprem #Turcja #Syrie

Here’s the link to the above post.


NewsMobile fact-checked the post, and found it to be false.

In fact, the video had been shared on the YouTube channel Animal Aid Unlimited, India dated August 28, 2019, with a title: Mother dog helps rescuers dig for her buried puppies.

The video description reads: This frantic mother dog’s love of her puppies has her digging with paws, biting at stones and tearing at the rubble to free her buried babies, who are trapped after a house collapsed in the rain. When Animal Aid’s rescuers arrived, they feared the puppies might not be alive, but their Mama must have been able to hear them or sense that they were still alive and she was determined to tell us so. Every minute was precious and she seemed to realise that they could suffocate at any moment. You’ll never forget this incredible portrait of a blissful rescue and a mother’s unstoppable love.

According to the bio of Animal Aid Unlimited, India organisation on Facebook page, it is a rescue-centre, hospital and sanctuary for ownerless street animals in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.”

Thus, from the above information, it is clear that it is an old video from India, NOT Turkey.

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