Romeo the golden retriever was pulled alive from the rubble of his home in San Lorenzo a Flaviano nine days after it was destroyed in an earthquake which wrecked the village (Image credit:AFP/Getty Images)

No wonder he's called a retriever: Incredible moment Romeo the dog is pulled alive from the rubble NINE DAYS after his home was destroyed by killer Italian earthquake

  • Romeo the golden retriever was asleep when his home collapsed on him 
  • His owners, who were in the floor above managed to escape the building 
  • Despite trying to dig him out, his owners had to abandon all hope and flee
  • Yet, more than a week later, when they returned, they heard him barking  

A golden retriever called Romeo has been pulled from the rubble of Italy's earthquake, more than nine days after he was given up for dead.

Touching footage filmed by the firemen who saved him shows the shaggy dog being lifted out from under a pile of masonry that is all that remains of his owners' house.

Appearing completely relaxed, Romeo slurps his first drops of water in more than 230 hours from a bottle held by one of the firemen...Read more...