Contact theSOPAbout theSOPSupport theSOPWritersEditorsManaging Editors
theSOP logo
Published:February 25th, 2011 12:50 EST

Miracle: Dolphins Save Pooch From Drowning

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Florida woman said her missing dog was found after a group of dolphins drew a neighbor`s attention to the canine treading water.


Cindy Burnett of Marco Island said Turbo, an 11-year-old Doberman, escaped from her yard Sunday night and she and her sons were unable to locate him, WBBH-TV, Fort Myers, reported Thursday.

Burnett said a fatigued Turbo was finally spotted swimming in canal water when a group of dolphins splashing loudly drew a neighbor`s attention to the distressed canine."


This is a heartwarming story of a frantic family who spent hours searching for their beloved pooch, a group of dolphins who drew attention to the struggling animal, a kind neighbor who pulled the canine from the water and a courageous dog who was in the water struggling to survive for God only knows how long.

This incident should be made into a movie, and the theatre owner should hand out a box of Kleenex to everyone. It would be a film that would appeal to the whole family, including the dog. (Maybe not the family cat)

Let`s hope that Turbo never again escapes from his home, and that the dolphins will never be captured by an evil Sea World type amusement park.

Follow Robert Paul Reyes on Twitter: