According to residents, a homeless dog appeared on the shore of the island of Marado in Seogwipo, South Korea. Nureongi, the dog, spent in the same position for the entire day. He also spent his evenings perched on the cliffs’ ledges.
Nureongi felt completely alone. There were other people in the area, but he refused to interact with them. When Good Samaritans tried to save him, he turned them down. He always backed away when someone got too close.
Neighbors knew the dog was cold because of the pounding waves he was constantly subjected to. When it rained, he got soaked as well. He didn’t have any kind of shelter, so he pressed himself against the wall as the temperature dropped.
The dog’s plight drew sympathy from the public. They were well aware of how dangerous the situation was for him, but there was nothing they could do. He wouldn’t let anyone get too close to him, even if he was starving.
A elderly citizen decided to feed the dog. He tried everything he could to gain his trust, but he couldn’t. Despite this, he continued to keep an eye on him and provided him with food and drink at all times.
When rescuers arrived to investigate, they discovered that Nureongi shared a home with an elderly couple who had left about a year before “the happy memories on the mudrock the heartwarming moments was probably what he was longing for”. They attempted to contact them, but one of them was unable to attend due to illness. So, with no other options, they devised a plan to get the dog off the rocky island.
ureongi was able to flee the rescuers and vanish because he knew so much about the island. Even after being shot with a tranquilizer, he returned to his old home because he had nowhere else to go. He always knew how to get home to his house.
Rescuers eventually apprehended the dog and transported him to a veterinarian’s office for treatment. After being cleared, Nureongi returned to his foster home. His foster father promised to care for him until he could be reunited with his previous owners.