Dolphins are intelligent, curious mammals that have often been credited with coming to the rescue of humans and animals during times of trouble. They are known to be fun loving but also can be protective and unpredictable. There are many stories about dolphins leading ships out of turbulent waters or defending humans from sharks.
This dolphin rescue involves a small cinnamon-brown terrier that fell unnoticed into the rough waters of a canal located off Marco Island, Florida. The little dog must have fought to stay afloat when it was noticed by a pod of dolphins.
The dolphins swam to the terrified dog and began circling it and making a bunch of noise. The ruckus captured the attention of some people nearby who went to the canal’s edge to see what was going on. Luckily they saw the little dog desperately floating in the water with the dolphins circling it.
One of the dolphins was seen nudging the exhausted dog with his nose to help keep it on the water’s surface and another dolphin was seen getting under the dolphin to help it stay afloat. The dolphins seemed to sense what they needed to do to help keep the dog alive and also grab the attention of people who could help rescue the dog from the deep water.
The bystanders quickly called the fire department. The firemen that arrived rushed in to rescue the helpless little dog from the rough waters that were surely going to cause it to drown. The firemen provided first aid and estimated that the poor little thing had been in the water for 15 long hours.
The lucky dog certainly owes it life to the pod of dolphins that came to its rescue and had the intelligence to ask for help. Not to mention the brave firemen who rushed in to save it.
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