Dog saved!

This was on the BBC News the other day!

This remarkable story of a dog that was rescued some 200+ kilometres off the coast of Thailand was featured on the BBC news website.

It’s quite amazing and truly miraculous.

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Dog rescued 220km from Thai coast by rig workers

A dog discovered some 220km (135 miles) off the coast of Thailand has been rescued by a team of oil rig workers after the exhausted pooch was spotted paddling near a drilling platform.

The brown aspin swam towards the workers when they called out to him last Friday afternoon. He was then pulled to safety.

It is not clear how the dog became stranded so far out at sea. Some reports suggest he may have fallen from a fishing trawler.

The rig workers named the dog Boonrod, a Thai word that roughly translates as “the saved one” or “survivor”.

Boonrod was said to have been exhausted and in need of fresh drinking water and food.

He was nursed back to health on the rig while staff radioed for help, requesting the assistance of a tanker that was heading back to shore.

Boonrod had to have a proper wash to cleanse his fur of salt from the seawater. Afterwards, he had a nap.

The conditions were said to have been calm during the rescue, which workers said made it easier to spot Boonrod among the rusty metal bars of the rig.

Boonrod was lifted by crane on to an oil vessel that was passing through the area on Sunday to be transported to a veterinary practice in southern Thailand.

The dog was said to have been in good spirits when he arrived on land to be taken to the vet.

(All images are copyright Viralpress.)

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The fact that this dog was rescued so far out to sea is incredible. Clearly, the poor dog had fallen off another vessel but the details of that incident are not known and it is purely conjecture.

But what is really important was that the dog was rescued and returned to health.

24 thoughts on “Dog saved!

  1. These stories are so good to read amongst all the sad and depressing ones. Love the name Boonrod. And his beautiful face! I hope he ends up with a good family and has a long and happy life.

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      1. Thailand is not a country with a great track record on animal welfare, but it is improving slowly. That Boonrod was rescued and treated by a vet, is a very positive sign. However if he goes back to whoever left him in the sea, he would not fare well. Most dogs are not chipped in Thailand and strays are numerous despite culling policies by the government. Boonrod may have been a stowaway? But, the fact that a vet is involved gives hope that a charity will find him a new forever home.

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  2. how was the dog saved

    On Tue, 30 Apr 2019 at 09:00, Learning from Dogs wrote:

    > Paul Handover posted: “This was on the BBC News the other day! This > remarkable story of a dog that was rescued some 200+ kilometres off the > coast of Thailand was featured on the BBC news website. It’s quite amazing > and truly miraculous. ooOOoo Dog rescued 220km from T” >

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