This heartwarming video shows the moment two dogs were rescued from a lake in Dej, Romania, by volunteers from an animal protection group.

The rescuers were alerted to the dogs' plight by locals living nearby.

The strays had been stuck in the lake for 48 hours after somebody threw them in - a concrete wall around the lake appears to have prevented them from jumping out

The two-minute clip shows one of the dogs wading through the shallow water as the rescuers try to get its attention. A man then climbs down into the lake and slowly makes his way over to the dog, which is now cowering next to its frightened companion among some reeds.

After slipping a collar around its neck, the rescuer uses a lead to haul the first dog out of the lake with the help of two volunteers waiting by the shore.

After pausing to shake itself dry, the timid canine runs off down the road.

VIDEO Heartbreaking rescue of two dogs abandoned in a lake in Romania

Responses to "Touching moment two abandoned stray dogs are rescued from a lake (VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good and kind people. Thanks!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I hope karma gets the sob that threw them in!

  3. Dawn W. Nott says:

    Thank goodness they were rescued!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Merci infiniment pour ces deux chiens. Je vois qu'ils ont peur! Que leur est-il arrivé après?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Good job people

  6. Anonymous says:

    what happrened to the dogs after ?

  7. Anonymous says:

    So thankful these precious dogs were rescued, but.... why were the dogs allowed to just run away? Do they not have rescue organizations in Romania or ?

  8. Earth angels thank you x

  9. Anonymous says:

    what if they go back home and this will happen again or even worse.they need to find out who did this so it doesn't happen again and maybe the outcome would be worse.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for saving the dogs Lives <3

  11. Samantha says:

    Thank you for saving them, however they were just turned loose. They could get hit, or killed. Or they could try and return to the people who didn't want them and they could end up back in the lake or worse... Why not take them somewhere?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Ils sont sauves grace a ces gens mais leur futur est quand meme tres aleatoire,esperons qu'ils soient adoptes,sinon????????????????

  13. Jean says:

    yes why did you not to somewhere

  14. Anonymous says:

    They are showing how nice the people are, not how smart !!!

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