A horse named Agripin had been swimming near the waters of the Danube River when he noticed a dog drowning and in need of rescue.
The small blind dog named Abby had slipped off a nearby dock and drifted far from the river bank. She was unable to find her way back to shore. So Agripin swam out to the small dog and offered her a ride back to shore.
The river was relatively shallow, so Agripin could stand up in the waters. Sensining help had come, Abby climbed on Agripin's back and rode back to shore.
Agripin's water rescue of the small dog amazed his owner, who had been watching from shore.
The story above is a wonderful story, but turns out to be completely untrue!
This photo and accompanying story is circulating heavily on social media at the moment. (The earliest mention appears to have been on KeenK9.com in November 2012)
However, Raili Kokko posted a comment on DogHeirs to let everyone know that the dog is not blind and wasn't rescued by the horse. The two animals are obviously pals, named Brenda Lee and Lucy and the beatiful photo was taken by equine photographer Jodie Sinclair.
The Facebook page Horses Know the Way Home has noticed that the photo has gone viral and is amused by all the fictional accounts. They humorously joke, "How many lives would Brenda Lee and Lucy save together as a team, this Summer?"
They posted another photo of Brenda Lee and Lucy to their Facebook page with the hilarious caption below:
"A deaf Shire horse rescues a blind Yorki trying to save a drowning Belgian woman who was swimming in the Ourthe River southern Belgium."
"Aren't animals great!!!"