Domestic pets that get lost from home can be very unaccustomed to the outside environment and can’t survive as well as their stray/wild counterparts.
One puppy got lost from his owners and managed to get himself stuck in a river in Romania. The tide was strong and the puppy was using all his energy to escape but he just couldn’t get out.
One passer-by heard the puppy’s whimpers and immediately took action to save the poor soul. For those that don’t know, dogs and cats have a lot of extra skin around their neck, which is used by their mothers when they are young to carry them.
Once the puppy got back to dry land, he was over the moon and constantly giving kisses to his rescuer!