A team of oil rig workers rescued a dog stranded in the ocean 135 miles off the coast of Thailand.
By Published on 18 Apr 2019
The desperate pooch was paddling for its life near a drilling platform when the workers started calling out to it. Although it was clearly exhausted, the dog had enough energy to swim towards the rig. Workers then pulled it out of the water.
Where did this dog come from?
It's unclear how the dog managed to find itself so far away from the cost. However, one theory is that he may have fallen off a fishing trawler. Many Thai fishers use dogs to carry nets, while others just bring their beloved pets along for the ride.
The rig workers named the lucky pooch Boonrod, which literally translates as the "the saved one" or "survivor." Weather conditions were also on Boonrod's side. The sea was surprisingly calm, which made it much easier to spot the pup.
Unsurprisingly, Boonrod was in pretty bad shape after his ordeal, but the workers nursed him back to health with some food and water. They then gave him a good wash to get the salt water out of his fur. After that, Boonrod went for a well-deserved nap.
The rescued pooch was transported back to the mainland on a passing oil vessel. Boonrod was dropped off at the southern port of Songkhla on Monday before being taken to the animal protection group, Watchdog Thailand.
Boonrod set to make a full recovery
According to the latest reports, Boonrod is in good spirits and is set to make a full recovery.
Hopefully, the staff at the rescue centre will be able to locate his owner. If not, one of the oil workers has already volunteered to adopt this very lucky dog.