The first canines to ever be domesticated also made a great sacrifice. From the moment of domestication onwards, dogs were no longer self-sufficient and depended on humans for survival.
Just like human babies, dogs also require endless amounts of nurture, care, and love to prosper. The doggo in our next story was waiting for his human savior for months, alone, stranded on a tiny deserted island in the middle of the ocean, luckily the man came just in time to save his life.
Fernando Monzón likes to explore the remote islands off the coast of Paraguay in his kayak. One day, the man was enjoying his weekly expedition 2½ miles (4 KM) off the coast, when he heard a chilling and desperate whimper coming from a nearby tiny island. When Fernando got closer to the island, he saw a dog that was so thin he was almost indistinct. Fernando, who was shocked by the thought of someone abandoning the dog on the island, knew he was his only chance of survival.
From the second Fernando set foot on the island, the lonely doggo already seemed much happier and wagged his tail continually. Fernando, on the other hand, soon learned that getting the pooch off the island wasn’t going to be an easy task. After spending months stranded on a tiny island, the dog developed a phobia of water and refused to go anywhere near the kayak.
The doggo didn’t want the man to leave him alone on the island. He attempted to board the kayak a few times, but every time he placed one paw on the boat he got scared and backed off. The man knew that the only way to save the pooch was to force him onto the kayak. He grabbed the dog and pushed his boat away from land as quickly he could, fearing that the pooch will try to swim back.
Once in open waters, the dog seemed much more relaxed and trusted the man to get him to safety. Fernando paddled his kayak for over 2½ miles (4 KM) back to shore, where animal rescue personnel awaited him.
The rescuers rushed the dog to the vet and found that he was dangerously malnourished and suffering from advanced mange. More than anything else though, the dog was starving for warmth, love, and affection, which he received plenty of from the staff at the shelter.
Five days after the heroic rescue mission, Fernando came to visit the dog, who’s now named Jack by the staff at the shelter. Jack was so pleased to see his savior that he showered him with endless kisses and tail wags. The pooch’s fur started to grow back, and he seemed overall much better now that he was in the company of other dogs and humans.
The doggo knew that if it wasn’t for Fernando’s persistence and kind heart, he probably wouldn’t have made it off the godforsaken island in the middle of the ocean.
Watch the inspiring rescue mission in the video below:
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