Dog stranded in the Gulf of Thailand is rescued by oil rig workers and given a warm welcome on dry land

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Published on April 16, 2019 - Duration: 01:59s

Dog stranded in the Gulf of Thailand is rescued by oil rig workers and given a warm welcome on dry land

Local animal rescue groups greet the dog, which was rescued nearly 220km away from shore on an oil rig.

Video Credit: Facebook / Dog Smile House, Vitisak Payalaw


Dog stranded in the Gulf of Thailand is rescued by oil rig workers and given a warm welcome on dry land

VIDEO SHOWS: DOG SMILING WHILE WEARING GARLAND, DOG TAKING PHOTOS WITH OIL RIG WORKERS, PEOPLE PETTING DOG SHOWS: SONGKHLA PROVINCE, THAILAND (APRIL 15, 2019) (ORIGINALLY FILMED IN PORTRAIT) (DOG SMILE HOUSE / NO RESALE - MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY "FACEBOOK / DOG SMILE HOUSE") 1.

GARLAND OF FLOWERS BEING DRAPED ON DOG NAMED BOONROD 2.

WORKERS TAKING PHOTO WITH THE DOG 3.

PEOPLE TAKING PHOTOS OF THE DOG WITH GARLAND 4.

VARIOUS OF PEOPLE PETTING DOG AT SEA (APRIL 12, 2019) (ORIGINALLY SHOT IN PORTRAIT) (VITISAK PAYALAW - NO RESALE / MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY "FACEBOOK / VITISAK PAYALAW") (MUTE) 5.

PHOTO OF WORKERS TRYING TO REACH THE DOG 6.

PHOTO OF WORKERS WITH THE DOG 7.

PHOTO OF WET DOG 8.

PHOTO OF DOG DRINKING BUCKET OF WATER 9.

PHOTO OF WORKER GIVING DOG SOME FOOD AT SEA (APRIL 14, 2019) (ORIGINALLY SHOT IN PORTRAIT) (VITISAK PAYALAW - NO RESALE / MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY "FACEBOOK / VITISAK PAYALAW") (MUTE) 9.

PHOTO OF DOG IN NEW CAGE WITH WATER AND BLANKET 10.

PHOTO OF DOG CAGE BEING LIFTED ONTO BOAT STORY: 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 Hat Yai 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 Hat Yai.

Boonrod is expected to go to his adoptive home in Khon Kaen in northeastern Thailand after he recovers.

(Production: Yi Shu Ng)

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