Watch the dog getting rescued.
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A poor dog was pulled to safety by oil rig workers who spotted it swimming in the Gulf of Thailand, 135 miles from the coast.
The dog was captured in a video where he is crawling onto the rusty bars of the rig, workers had called out to her as she swam towards them.
Khon Vitisak posted the video, who rescued the animal and now wants to adopt it if no one steps forward to adopt the dog.
She has now been taken ashore to a vet who gave her a clean bill of health.
Oil rig workers and animal charities are confused as how she came to be swimming so far from shore.
Vitisak said, “We only spotted the dog because the sea was unusually calm.”
“We just saw her small head,” he wrote on Facebook. “But if the ripples were bigger, I think we probably wouldn’t have noticed her at all.”
“After she made it onto the bars below the rig she didn’t cry or bark at all,” he said.
At first, the Aspin was drained and listless, exhausted from being in the water for so long. She was also dehydrated, according to Vitiasak.
They asked to social media for advice, they then gave it water and minerals. The dog soon recovered and started to sit up and walk normally, he said.
Vitisak’s video of the rescue having been viewed over 1.4 million times and the dog became a viral celebrity.
The special cage was welded together to carry the dog until he stayed on the drilling platform for two nights while and the staff gave it food and water.
The charity, Watchdog Thailand, then took it to a nearby veterinarian in Songkhla, southern Thailand.
“The boat arrived at 10 am and the dog was in good spirits,” the charity said. “We took her to the vets to be checked and she was found to be healthy.”
‘Everybody who played a part in co-coordinating the rescue has done a brilliant job.’
The dog has now been named Boonrod which in Thai means ‘making a spiritual donation for good luck in the future’.
Mr. Vitisak said: ‘We have checked on Boonrod again this evening and she is fine.
‘She has a lot of energy.
‘We still don’t know how she was in the water 220km from the shore. It’s a miracle that we found her.’
He added: ‘I hope to adopt her as a pet. I am looking forward to spending many happy years together with her.’
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