Recently, a very fortunate dog was discovered swimming for his life nearly 130 kilometers out to sea in the Gulf of Thailand. Workers on an offshore oil rig were able to identify the dog due to the calm waters at that time. If this happened during rough weather, it was unlikely that he would have been spotted by the oil rig workers.
The dog managed to climb onto the platform’s base, trembling and feeble but still alive. But it took a lot of effort from the team of employees who acted swiftly. They fashioned a rope to capture the dog before he fell back into the icy water.
The company’s offshore planner, Vitisak Payalaw, was working on the platform that day. He described the dog as one that had sorrowful eyes that kept looking up at them and seemed to be pleading with them to help him. The dog looked really sad that they all felt like they had no choice but to help him out.
The staff provided the dog, named Boonrod, with plenty of water and steak, and a blanket to rest on. The dog was grateful for the help he got but was too exhausted that it could barely stand.
The following day, a boat was sent to get Boonrod and transport him to the veterinarian for a comprehensive examination. After that, he was then transferred to the Thai rescue organization Watchdog to recuperate and heal after the entire thing that he had gone through.
When Vitisik is no longer stationed on the offshore platform in a few months, he intends to adopt the dog that they saved from the waters. Boonrod has certainly spent an excessive amount of time at sea and it was just right that he finally got the warm and loving home that he deserves.
Source: Vitisak Payalaw