Old video of a Puppy trapped under Debris being rescued from India Shared as rescue operation in Turkey…

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A video of a mother dog leading rescuers to her puppy trapped under debris is going viral on social media. It is being claimed that the video is of a rescue operation in earthquake hit Turkey. 

However, we found that the heart-warming video is not from Turkey nor it is related to the ongoing rescue operations in Turkey. Here is the truth behind this adorable video.

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In the above video, we can see an adorable scene where a mama dog helps a man rescue her puppy trapped under ruins of a building. The caption of the tweet says, “A happy story from underneath rubble in #Syria / #Turkey. This dog leads rescuers to her puppies !!!

In times of calamities, such heart warming scenes provide some comfort and social media is filled with such videos from Turkey/Syria. In some videos we can see cats trapped under debris being rescued and rescuers celebrating after rescuing children. However, amid these videos some unrelated videos are also being shared falsely. Our attempt here is to simply bring forward the truth and the actual context behind such videos.

Let us find out the actual context behind this video.

Fact Check

We searched some keywords related to the video on YouTube. This led us to a video posted by Animal Aid Unlimited (AAU) India on their YouTube channel on August 28, 2019. You can watch the video below.

Thus, the viral video is old and is not related to recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. The longer version of the viral video shows a volunteer of AAU India rescuing the puppy trapped underneath the ruins of an old building in India.

Over the past few days, we have debunked a number of unrelated videos shared in relation to the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. You can read our fact-check articles on these unrelated images and videos by clicking on the links given below:


The heart-warming video of a mother dog rescuing her puppy with the help of an aid worker is not from Turkey or Syria. The video is from India where an aid worker rescued a puppy trapped underneath rubble with the help of the puppy’s mother.


Title:Old video of a Puppy trapped under Debris being rescued from India Shared as rescue operation in Turkey…

Fact Check By: Harish Nair 

Result: False