Dolphins are known to be very intelligent, and there are many stories of them saving people who show their compassion.
These stories may seem unlikely, but in light of a recent near-tragedy, it seems that such stories carry the truth.
The actions of a pod of dolphins in Marco Island, Florida recently proved just how compassionate these sea creatures are.
An 11-year-old Doberman Pinscher named Turbo had escaped from the home of its owner, Cindy Burnett, and headed to a nearby canal to bathe.
The dog came out of the yard late on a Sunday evening because the gate was left open.
Fifteen hours after the dog set off on its adventure, a pod of dolphins found the pup in distress.
At this time there was an ongoing search for the lost Doberman.
Mrs. Burnett was calling the dog, but it was no use.
She had driven near the canal several times, but the dog was too tired from swimming to respond to her calls.
Unfortunately, no one was aware that the dog had ventured into the water.
No human knew where the dog was, but some dolphins were on the scene and they were aware of Turbo’s predicament.
In a stunning display of intelligence, the dolphins began splashing and making noises to attract the attention of nearby people who were looking for the dog.
A couple on vacation were the first to notice the bustle of dolphins.
Mr. and Mrs. D’Alessandro were on a fishing trip when they noticed the sound of dolphins.
Ms. D’Alessandro went to investigate and noticed the Doberman.
Turbo was trying to get out of the water, but the channel wall was too high for him to climb, and he was too exhausted to bark for help.
Audrey called for help and firefighters responded quickly to rescue the dog.
Firefighters pulled the dog out of the water just in time to save him from drowning.
The poor pup was shaking and in a lot of emotional distress.
Without the incredible intelligence and compassion of dolphins, the dog’s chances of survival would have been very slim.