Dog Rescued 135 Miles off the Cost of Thailand

While working on an oil rig, the last thing Vitisak Payalaw and his crew expected to find in the water was a furry friend.

They spotted a dog floating along in the current, desperately trying to stay above water. The pup was fighting to get to the oil rig for safety. Payalaw, an offshore planner for Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, held out a pole for the dog to grab.

“His eyes were so sad. He just kept looking up just like he wanted to say, ‘Please help me,’” Payalaw said. “At that moment, whoever saw this, they would just have to help.”

The crew fed him pieces of meat and gave him some water. They named him “Boonrod,” meaning “he has done good karma and that helps him survive.” Payalaw plans to adopt Boonrod if he is not claimed by an owner.

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