Niall Harbison, a local dog rescuer, was riding his motorcycle through the streets of rural Thailand when he heard a peculiar noise coming from the bush. He abruptly halted on the spot.
By sheer accident, Harbison said in an Instagram post, “I came around the bend on my normal path and heard an ear shattering scream.”
Harbison noticed a little, sand-colored dog writhing in the dark brown grass and drove over to get a better look.
As Harbison stooped down, the nervous puppy dodged him, trying to get away.
“I could feel her shaking and her little heart racing at a million beats a second,” Harbison told The Dodo.
Once the puppy realized Harbison was trying to help, she began to relax into her rescuer’s hands.
Harbison saw minute motions in the surrounding grass as he contemplated his next move.
The two sisters of the dog were soon discovered by him. In the forest, the entire family had been left behind.
In a way, Harbison said, “I was a bit happy.” The puppy had not, at least, been abandoned by itself.
Carefully, Harbison got all three puppies onto his moped and drove them to safety.
Safe at Harbison’s dog shelter, the puppies slowly began to unwind. After a few hours, their confidence and energy began to return.
“They were shaking with the cold and still very nervous for a few hours,” Harbison said. “They then got back to being puppies and causing mayhem by playing with each other, eating and drinking and sleeping, and generally being cute!”
The sisters, who are now known by the names Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney, will continue to reside at the shelter until they have fully healed and are large enough to start looking for their permanent homes.
These three may now unwind and enjoy being pups without worrying about supporting themselves again.