It was a routine day for the workers on board an oil rig in the Gulf of Thailand when suddenly they noticed something unusual. They saw a dog swimming in the ocean, trying to save herself from drowning.
The dog had swum to a point in the ocean, which was around a hundred and thirty miles away from the shore of Thailand. It was unclear what actually happened to her that led the dog so far in the ocean.
The workers made loud noises to get the attention of the seemingly worn-out dog. The dog immediately responded to the calls and hurriedly swam towards the rig. It was not very windy at that time, so the sea was not turbulent, so the dog was able to make it to the metal bars of the rig easily.
The onboard personnel lowered a rope and pulled the dog to safety. The rescuers observed that the dog looked extremely depressed and exhausted. They immediately provided water and minerals to her, and after some time, she was able to stand and walk.
The female Aspin was named Boonrod by her rescuers. The dog was aptly named as the Thai word Boonrod means survivor. It was later revealed that the dog had fallen from a fishing trawler, and then she kept on swimming to save her life.
The rescuers proved to be excellent hosts to the dog, and a special cage was welded for Boonrod on the rig. The dog was provided with plenty of food and water. The pooch had to stay on the rig for two nights and then was shifted to another vessel. Finally, she was handed over to the vets for a thorough check-up.
One of the workers at the rig showed his willingness to adopt the dog in case no one comes forward to claim her ownership. At the moment, an animal charity has possession of the dog. It is still not known whether the dog has an owner or she is a stray.
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