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 playful, but they can also be protective and unpredictable. There are numerous stories about dolphins guiding ships through rough 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. When a pod of dolphins noticed the little dog, it must have fought to stay afloat.
The dolphins swam to the terrified dog and began circling it and making a bunch of noise. The commotion drew the attention of some nearby residents, who went to the canal's edge to see what was going on. Fortunately, they noticed the little dog desperately floundering in the water, surrounded by dolphins.
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 appeared to sense what they needed to do to keep the dog alive while also attracting the attention of people who could assist in rescuing the dog from the deep water.
The bystanders quickly called the fire department. The first responders rushed in to save the helpless little dog from the raging waters that were sure to drown it. The firemen administered first aid and estimated that the poor little thing had been in the water for 15 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 help.
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