A loyal dog in Russia had to be rescued after it waited 2 months on a frozen sea, hoping its owner and ship will return.
The male dog reportedly refused to budge night or day from the sport where he saw his master’s vessel vanish.
The incident happened at Nagaev Bay in Magadan, a port on the Sea of Okhotsk.
Anglers reportedly fed the dog, which is believed to be partly a Black Russian Terrier.
They could not catch the animal so he could be taken to an animal shelter.
They ended up giving the dog the nickname of “Hachiko”, which is the name of a legendary dog in Japan that waited for over 9 years for its owner, who had died.
Animal rights activists were concerned about the dog, especially because the sea is now melting.
In order to catch the dog, they had to use a snowmobile.
The dog was shot with a sedative and then loaded it into a fishing net so it could be brought to a local kennel.
The dog was given medical check-up.
The doctors were shocked that the dog was in a good condition despite spending 2 months in jail.
Anastasia Pavlova, head of Zoo Spas, which took part in the rescue, said that they named the dog as Chernysh.
Chernysh is now living with his new owners.
The angler that helped him feed during his ice ordeal said the dog is nervous and is still wanting to go back to the sea.
A spokesman for the Russian Far Eastern search and rescue team said:
The dog was living near the edge of ice for about two months, refusing to move. The animal was evidently left behind by a sea vessel which sailed away from Magadan. The dog remained, and every day sat on the edge of the ice looking out to sea in the hope that its home – the ship – would return to the bay.
If the owner of the dog comes back, the angler, who is taking care of him right now, is willing to give the pooch back.
Humans don’t deserve dogs. They’re so loyal.