Without doubt, dolphins have long been admired for their graceful swimming and beautiful form.
However, there’s a lot more to these marine creatures than meets the eye- they’re very intelligent and can relate to each other. They have a compassionate nature and they’ve shown it when they discovered a dog that was drowning.
Dolphins Help a Drowning Dog
A Doberman fell into the canal on Marco Island Florida and there were no people around to save him. Plus, no one knew that he had fallen into the water. But, there was someone else to help him- the dolphins.
They noticed that the dog was splashing around the water and came closer to find out what was happening. They noticed that something wasn’t right because the dog was stuck.
The wall which was divided the water from the land was too high for the dog to climb. He soon became frantic and was losing hope of being saved. Despite having no legs or arms, the dolphins helped the dog.
They swam around and made so much noise that the people who lived near came out to find out what was happening.
This is when they saw the trapped dog. They immediately called rescue and in a matter of minutes, firemen were on the scene and helped the dog out. The Doberman was really stressed, but he was okay.
According to estimates by the firefighters, the dog was trapped for approximately 15 hours. This is a very long time to swim, particularly if you’re not a marine creature. Plus, the dog didn’t have anything to drink and as the canal was salt water, even one sip could add to his dehydration.
This was definitely a strong dog, however, he owes his recovery to these dolphins-amazing animals that recognised his cry for help and did everything in their power to help.
As the story shows us, we’re not the only intelligent creatures in the world. In fact, there’s a vast network of animals that can form strong connections and develop emotional responses. As our knowledge for the ocean life grows, we can help create a closer community with these astonishing animals.