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Seal Saves a Dog from Drowning

posted by Dave Halliday
Seal saves dog from drowning

A dog and a seal playing.

“I’ve been kissed by a…”  Wait, not that Seal.  An actual seal rescued a dog that was being swept away from shore by swift currents.  While this story is nearly 10 years old, it still manages to delight and inspire today.

From The Daily Telegraph:

“A seal was seen coming to the aid of a drowning dog and pushing it to the safety of a river bank.

Chris Hinds, a court warrants officer, was out walking his own dogs when he saw the alsatian-cross injured and whimpering at the water’s edge. As he approached, it panicked and plunged into the River Tees only to be swept away by the fast-flowing tide on Tuesday evening. Mr Hinds, 43, sent his son Raymond, 18, to call the fire brigade and RSPCA from his mobile phone in his car parked nearby.

He stayed on the bank beneath Newport Bridge, Middlesbrough, to follow the path of the dog. As the dog yelped 30ft out and he shouted, a seal popped up and began to circle the stricken animal. Then to Mr Hind’s amazement it swam up behind the dog and used its nose to push it by the backside on to mudflats.

“I just couldn’t believe what was happening in front of my eyes, it was a truly amazing experience I will never forget,” said Mr Hinds, of Middlesbrough, who had been out walking his own two dogs. I thought the dog would die because there was nothing I could do to get to it. When the seal suddenly appeared from nowhere I wondered what it would do. It took a matter of seconds to save the dog. I don’t know why the seal did what it did. I can’t explain it.”‘



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Lisa

posted April 30, 2012 at 3:19 am


Awwwh, see how the wonders of nature never seise to amaze? When we hear stories like this, human beings need to really rethink and appreciate just how intelligent animals/mammals are.



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Susan

posted April 30, 2012 at 11:34 am


What a beautiful story!



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Susan

posted April 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm


We could all learn a great deal from this story about how we should treat each other, no matter our differences.



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Crystal

posted April 30, 2012 at 9:56 pm


The seal was really and Angel,,,what else can you believe?



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Debi

posted April 30, 2012 at 10:40 pm


Animals are so much smarter than people give them credit for. I used to have a cow that would watch me try to get another cow in the barn. Finally I would ask her to help & she would then stand in the way at the door so it would have to go in the barn.



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Linda Morris-Johnson

posted May 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Shayne L. Johnston

posted May 1, 2012 at 3:47 pm


This is beautiful. Never knew seals could do that. That’s amazing!



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Cheree Graham

posted May 1, 2012 at 3:50 pm


This is so amazing, an angel sent from God, doesn’t matter in what form the come, God is always there protecting all.



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Sinead

posted May 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm


What a wonderful heartwarming story. Love to hear stories like this.



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Carol Gillingham

posted May 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm


This is such a wonderful story. I hope more people read & understand the intelligence & compassion of supposedly “dumb” animals.



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Beezie St.Onge

posted May 1, 2012 at 4:02 pm


I love this story so much. Animals are so much kinder than humans. Thank You for Printing.
Beezie St.Onge



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Monette

posted May 1, 2012 at 4:09 pm


This story touched my heart and made my day… makes me believe in miracles and angels even more.



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Wanda

posted May 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm


my comment is it could only have been the way God made animals/mammals to react to help one another. I think God made us as humans that way to. God Bless us Every-one.



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Nancy

posted May 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm


THAT IS JUST SO HEART WARMING WHAT A WONDERFUL THING



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Teache

posted May 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm


A really touching story. The seal was so kind, and really amazing.



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anne

posted May 1, 2012 at 6:16 pm


we could learn a great deal from animals



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wayne

posted May 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm


wowwwwwwwww,,what a lovely story of compassion for a fellow creature ; is it possible God had a hand in it ?



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ANNETTE

posted May 1, 2012 at 7:20 pm


THAT DOG HAD A SPECIAL GUARDIAN ANGEL



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ANNETTE

posted May 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm


NICE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF



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Carol Carter

posted May 1, 2012 at 8:29 pm


Thanks so much for this story!! I am sending it to all my friends; it really made my day!!!!



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Leslie

posted May 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm


This is so inspiring. G-d not only works through people, but through animals as well. This is another reason that I love animals (in particular cats) so very much. God bless the seal and the dog in this happy story!!!



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Brenda

posted May 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm


I love all the beautiful stories you continually dig up!!!

Incredibly inspiring and touching, thank you!!!!



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David Brokaw

posted May 1, 2012 at 11:09 pm


Even though this story is ten years old, until you mention it I would have never none. It could have been todays headlines
It’s still very interesting and so hard to believe. I want to no who took the pictures?



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Carol

posted May 1, 2012 at 11:57 pm


Just amazing. Animals are so wonderful. Always helping each other.
Man kind needs to do much more of the same thing.



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Sara Spencer

posted May 2, 2012 at 7:22 am


This is a beautiful story,,,when you think there is no help there is always a window,,,amazing



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Stephanie

posted May 2, 2012 at 7:47 am


WOW!!!! Great story!



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carm elma

posted May 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm


amazing story between two different animal



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Stephen

posted May 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm


That was a smart seal!



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chris

posted May 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm


Clap…clap…clap… Great story:)



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maverick

posted May 2, 2012 at 6:53 pm


amazing, I cant believe it, awesome



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Annie

posted May 3, 2012 at 2:46 am


I BELIEVE THAT GOD HEARD THE CRY OF GUILT & PAIN THAT MAN PROBABLY FELT, BECAUSE HE HAD STARTLED THE DOG, SENDING IT INTO THE WATER. SO HE SENT ONE OF HIS ANGELS IN FOR A SWIM – (CLEVERLY DEGUISED AS A SEAL!) MATTHEW 10:29 “ARE NOT TWO SPARROWS SOLD FOR A PENNY? YET NOT ONE OF THEM WILL FALL TO THE GROUND APART FROM THE WILL OF YOUR FATHER.”



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Crystal

posted May 3, 2012 at 6:10 am


Wow this story is amazing it seems though sometimes animals have more strength and courage than humans.



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sarah

posted May 3, 2012 at 8:28 am


and some people think that there is no God…He made all creatures…



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Ann

posted May 3, 2012 at 9:12 am


Animals, all animals are a gift from God. We are not aware of all they know and are capable of in helping even us.



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Kerstin Tieng

posted May 3, 2012 at 10:05 am


It is indeed a touching story.



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Andrea Moriah

posted May 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm


We are learning much about animals; their compassion, their empathy, their intelligence, their capacity for love. And they are learning about us. I think we are getting the better education.



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Teresa

posted May 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm


God is still trying to teach us humans that we are to love and take care of our fellowman. If animals know this lesson then what else is it going to take to get us to understand. Thank you Lord for helping us to see that we are to love our fellowman as you have and do love us. God Bless this little seal for a lesson in love.



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Kate

posted May 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm


This story makes me think of how God, uses the foolish things to confound the wise as written in The Bible. He sometimes shows himself in what some say as mysterious. For those who think of “animals”, as wayside…think again.



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Johanna

posted May 3, 2012 at 11:51 pm


The beauty of God’s creation! That’s what happened!



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Tammy

posted May 4, 2012 at 1:44 am


Thanks for reprinting the “seal saves dog” animals tend to “live in the moment” and they possess an incredible UNCONDITIONAL LOVE ……they don’t try to reason why they should or should not do something.



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Suzanne

posted May 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm


How beautiful to have witnessed this. If only man could help instead of hurt so many creatures.



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Marilyn Ritter

posted May 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm


Reading the article about the seal saving the dog from drowning delighted me. I love dogs & other pets. It is not understood, but somehow the seal knew the dog’s desperation and came to the rescue. Thank you for writing about this happening. It brought joy to my heart.



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Linda

posted May 7, 2012 at 2:26 pm


Great story of kindness. And if your saying the white dog in the picture is a Alsatian Dog. It’s not. It’s a white Boxer. Linda



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Beezie St.Onge

posted May 13, 2012 at 7:48 am


What a Beautiful story. Thank You



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KEITH

posted May 13, 2012 at 8:18 am


NO NEED TO EXPLAIN.IT WAS A TEACHING MOMENT



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Jessica

posted May 13, 2012 at 10:24 am


I can. This is just another example of animals having more compassion than humans.



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Christine Pasmore

posted May 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm


What a wonderful story. If only we could learn from it.



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