A dog was rescued at the weekend in the Gulf of Mexico! Rory O’Connor was going along relaxing and fishing in his kayak when he suddenly encountered a dog swimming up him so he pulled it up to find it bleeding and terrified. Incredibly, Rory managed to film the event and after posting the video on his YouTube account, he wrote:
The accident scene was about a mile from where I found Barney swimming. Our guess is that he was so freaked out and traumatized that he just wanted to get as far away from there as possible. And when he ran out of land, he took to the water. I feel lucky that I was there fishing, because there was no place for him to go and I don’t know if he could have made it much farther. He’s banged up, but fine. Our hearts go out to the family who lost their mother.
The loyal dog, a beautiful Hungarian Vizsla, looks back searching for the owner he’s lost. Vizslas are a popular breed well known for their affection and just how attached they can get to their owners.
Barney’s owner, 53 year-old Donna L. Chen, was killed last Saturday, as she was out taking Barney for a walk, by 22 year-old drunk driver Blake Talman in a car crash which left Barney hurt and confused and looking to escape. According to ABC Action News, Talman’s bond is set at $100,000.
Please see below for the incredible rescue video in this heartbreaking tale: