A very lucky dog was found over 130 miles out to sea recently, swimming for his life in the Gulf of Thailand. Workers on an offshore oil rig spotted the dog, thanks to calm waters.
The dog managed to climb onto the base of the platform, shaking and weak but alive. The team of workers quickly sprang to action, fashioning a lasso to snag the dog before he collapsed back into the cold water.
Please help me
Vitisak Payalaw, an offshore planner for Chevron Thailand, was working on the platform that day. “His eyes were so sad. He just kept looking up just like he wanted to say, ‘Please help me,’” Vitasak told CNN. “At that moment, whoever saw this, they would just have to help.”
The workers gave the dog, christened Boonrod, lots of water and some meat to eat along with a blanket to rest on. The tired but grateful dog could hardly stand.
Triumphant return to dry land
The next day, a boat was dispatched to pick up Boonrod and take him to the vet for a thorough examination. Boonrod was then taken to rescue group Watchdog Thailand to rest and recover.
Safe at last
Vitisak hopes to adopt Boonrod in April when he is no longer stationed on the offshore platform. Boonrod has definitely had more than his share of time at sea!
Hat Tip: Washington Post