A THAI animal rescue group welcomed a dog who was rescued nearly 220km from shore Monday (April 15).
The dog, named Boonrod - a Thai word which roughly translates to “the saved one”, was brought onto shore for a health check after being found dehydrated and hungry by workers on an oil rig last Friday (April 12).
Video from the rescue group Dog Smile House showed people greeting Boonrod on a dock in Hatyai in Songkhla province, southern Thailand, showering him with pats and giving him a garland. Photos taken by oil rig workers showed him being brought up with a rope and given food and water before being transported to a boat, which brought him back to Hatyai.
Boonrod is expected to go to his adoptive home in Khon Kaen in northeastern Thailand after he recovers.
Watch the video here: