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Donkey buried during tsunami, pulled from rubble on Big Island

Red Cross volunteer Joan McVey of Kealakekua checks on tsunami survivor Lea (donkey) and resident Tasha Shanahan. Photo by Charles McVey. Red Cross volunteer Joan McVey of Kealakekua checks on tsunami survivor Lea (donkey) and resident Tasha Shanahan. Photo by Charles McVey.

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - The American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter, helped rescue one helpless victim who was buried in rubble in Kona when the tsunami hit the Big Island March 11.

Lea, a donkey, was found upside-down and trapped in the ruins of a Kona home before being rescued that day.

Red Cross volunteer Joan McVey checked on the animal this weekend with resident Tasha Shanahan. The donkey seems to be fine now.

The donkey is a wild animal that lives near Kealakekua Bay and has been unofficially adopted by the neighborhood.

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