Dog and fisherman help save beached 'baby dolphin' washed up on Criccieth beach

A dog helped save the life of a baby “dolphin” when she spotted the stricken creature on a Welsh beach.

Two-year-old springer spaniel Leia alerted her owner, Rich Wilcock, to the sea mammal that had washed up on the Criccieth shoreline.

Rich said: “I was stood taking pictures and videos of the scenery when Leia started to make a right old fuss. 'I lifted him gently under the belly and popped him back amongst the waves' “She kept coming up to me, barking and nudging me, she must have smelt the dolphin from a mile off.

“At first I thought it was a baby shark, it was only about one and half foot but on a closer inspection I could see the blow hole on top of his head and realised it was a dolphin.“There was nobody around for miles so I did what I could as gently as possible. I lifted him gently under the belly and popped him back amongst the waves and he swam away into deeper water.

“I combed the beach for a while afterwards and stayed for an hour or so to make sure he made it back out to sea.” (Source)


Responses to "Dog Helps Save The Life Of A Baby Dolphin (Rescue Video)"

  1. Unknown says:

    thank you~ xo

  2. Nanna Min says:

    Love that. So glad the little one made it back out to sea.

  3. Unknown says:

    What when the mother is not there, died or .... This little one will die ....

  4. Unknown says:

    I agree with Judi Abbink. This porpoise is very small and was probably trying to get away from being a potential meal to a shark. At least this person tried so hats off to them.

  5. bmfilip says:

    That is a very special dog to get you to that poor baby dolphin. I hope he finds his way back to it's momma. Thank you, to You & Leia for saving him. May God bless & be with you.

  6. Anonymous says:

    god bless you sir you save the little guy. he sure was having trouble getting away from the wave every time it seams like he was going to make it he was back by the shore. the out he went thank god. oh that's right I think your puppy needs a steak for helping too what do you think

  7. Anonymous says:

    Awww... I love your effort without hesitation... Bless you always and good karma to you.

  8. Unknown says:

    I hope that his/her mother was in the neighbourhood because the baby dolphin is to little to survive on his/her own. It is nice what you have done and I hope it found his mother and still lives.

  9. MJB says:

    Thanks to you & your dog for helping this very young dolphin. No matter what happens you gave him/her a chance he wouldn't have had...bless you!

  10. Anonymous says:

    If the took him to an aquarium he might no be released ever due to his age - and it is abuse to. Better to give him whatever chance there are at the sea.

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  12. Eva says:

    Wonderful to see, animals are so wise, who help each other, lucky you were there <3

  13. Unknown says:

    thankyou for saving this beautiful animal absolute earth angel and his hero dog x

  14. pilvikki says:

    lovely dog, lovely man!

  15. Beautiful Thank you

  16. Unknown says:

    Thank you and your dog for saving and helping this poor dolphin!!!!!God Bless You Both!!!!!

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