Oil Rig Worker Rescues Exhausted Dog Who Swam 220 Kms Off Thailand Coast, Earns Praise

Oil Rig Worker Rescues Exhausted Dog Who Swam 220 Kms Off Thailand Coast, Earns Praise

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In a great example of empathy and help, an exhausted dog was rescued off Thailand by an oil rig worker who now has promised to adopt the plucky pooch. The dog swam for 220 km and the tan-colored animal named Boonrod his rescuers which means “a survivor from karma” in Thai was fished from the ocean on Friday by rig workers who spotted dog’s head bobbing between waves in the Gulf of Thailand.

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Currently, the dog is recovering in Songkhla under the care of a vet, said an animal charity group.

“Since he came onto the platform, he didn’t cry or bark at all,” Chevron worker Vitisak Payalaw who rescued along with other posted in social media platform Facebook. he added,  “He likely lost a lot of body water from the sea water.”

Vitisak also said that as the canine recovered, he would adopt him.

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The animal rights group, Watchdog Thailand posted a video in which Boonrod was welcomed on the shore and was greeted by lei of yellow flowers and lots of neck scratches from workers at the port.

“Thank you for seeing the value of a little life that floats so far,” said Facebooker Wanna Wongvorakul. Boonrod was placed in the care of local charity group Smile Dog House. “So far his health is ok… it’s only skin problems that he’s suffering from now,” a Smile Dog House staff told.

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