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Stray Dog Takes Up Job As Garbage Collector

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A stray dog in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima has impressed locals by regularly collecting garbage from a temple pond.

good hearted dogAccording to the temple’s abbot, Taan the dog routinely jumps into the pond at Don Kwang Temple in Muang district to retrieve trash floating in the water.

Frequent temple-goer Supit Soonsantia told Khaosod that Taan was abandoned by his owner when he was a puppy two years ago. After that, Taan learned how to swim and began collecting garbage on his own, Supit said.

“He learned all this on his own,” Supit said. “No one taught him at all.”

He added that the dog will make several trips across the pond until all of the water bottles, styrofoam containers, and leaves have been cleared from the water.

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