We don’t deserve dogs, as anyone who sees any dog do anything is bound to say. But thank god we have them. Besides trusty companions and all-around good buddies, dogs are often heroic and loyal in nature. Take, for instance, Eros, Mira, and Mya – three golden retrievers who serve on the center-south department of Italian rescue dog school, SICS.
These three dogs managed to save FOURTEEN lives. Three families were swimming about 300 feet off the coast between Rome and Naples when their inflatables and dingies capsized. The group included 8 children between the ages of 6 and 12. so the danger was immediately real. Fortunately a family member on the beach saw the commotion and started calling for help. But they surely didn’t expect to receive aid from a real-life Paw Patrol!
The near by dog-lifeguard units jumped into action. The three dogs swam were able to rescue all fourteen people, bringing them to shore in about 15 minutes. The dogs are a part of the Italian rescue dog school SICS, which patrols around 30 Italian beaches, with 300 dog units, each with one dog and one trainer, according to CNN. Dogs are a fundamental part of Italy’s lifeguarding and have been for three decades, with Labradors, golden retrievers, and Newfoundland terriers the three most popular breeds who help patrol the country’s busy beaches.
Eros, Mira, and Mya just doing their job, but it’s a fantastic feat by anyone’s standards. Saving big group of people would have been too big a job for normal human lifeguards, and the possibility of disaster would have increased. Fortunately, man’s best friends are good swimmers!