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The emotional reunion with two bitches that saved his life – Health Insurance


J. L. F.

ALICANTE

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Annie Wellens Dejaeghere believes more firmly in the loyalty and affection of the dogs since last January 12, especially two dogs called Kira and Piba, that the they saved from dying in all likelihood when wearing several days missing and disoriented – she is 70 years old and suffers from Alzheimer’s – in a field area on the outskirts of Alicante. And he wanted to thank that rescue in an emotional reunion, this Thursday with the firefighters of the Canine Unit, Rafael Giner and Narciso Ayuso, and the two animals that detected his trail in extremis.

The woman wanted to meet them and show their gratitude for the efforts made, and has expressed that she and the whole family are « tremendously grateful for the great work » done to find her, and for the dedication, commitment, great organization among all departments, and his treatment.

He has also extended his words of praise to « all teams of Firefighters, National Police and others that helped in the search and rescue device, including more than 50 persons volunteers between relatives, neighbors and friends », according to municipal sources.

« Without the dogs, they wouldn’t have found me, and we don’t have enough words to express our admiration and thanks, » Annie said, visibly moved.

Annie Wellens with firefighters Rafael Giner and Narciso Ayuso, and bitches Kira and Piba – SPEIS

In this sense, both firefighters of the Canine Unit of the SPEIS have stressed that the work of searching for people is «a team work where the coordination and organization of the device is essential to make it a success, as well as the speed», While they have shown their satisfaction for this“ very special ”visit, since they consider the most rewarding part of their work to be able to find people who have been lost for several days alive.

For its part, the councilor of security, José Ramón González, has praised the entire Canine Unit of the municipsl SPEIS service for «the dedication, professionalism and experience they demonstrate every day with their interventions, and of which the City of Alicante is deeply proud every time they intervene».

In the device organized on January 12 in the Vistahermosa environment, the Canine Unit, the Unmanned Aerial Media Unit -UMANT- and the Specialized Unit for Search and Rescue in Collapsed Structures, BREC of the Fire Prevention, Fire Fighting Service participated and Rescue of the Alicante City Council -SPEIS-, together with volunteers from the Canine Rescue Specialists Group -GERCA-.

According to SPEIS sources, the dog Piba along with firefighter Narciso Ayuso were the ones who located Annie Wellens at 11.30 a.m. distance of one kilometer from where it disappeared in the complex of Beautiful view, and after locating it, she was rescued and transferred to the Advanced Command Post, where the health workers attended her and took her to a hospital center.