Like any other athlete, Khemjira Klongsanun has the right motivation and competitive spirit. She is especially fond of running and has participated in many competitions. However, at one of her recent marathons in Bangkok, Thailand, Khemjira showed that she is not only a good runner but also has a kind heart.
A puppy lost on the side of the road causes her to stop and forget about the competition. It was a 26-mile run and she was only on her 7th mile, but after seeing the puppy there, without her mother, there was nothing she could do but save her.
Instead of leaving her with someone else, she chose to run with the dog until she reached the finish line. She stopped, picked her up, and carried her throughout the marathon. She didn’t leave the puppy behind for anyone in the audience, she carried the puppy all the way to the finish line, creating a bond that wouldn’t break easily.
After the race, they even went back to where the puppy was found but didn’t see if his mother or siblings were still in the area, but couldn’t find them, so Khemjira brought the dog back home. The puppy now has a permanent home Khemjira named the puppy “Nom Chom”
Nom Chom has been vet checked, looks comfortable and well cared for in the comforts of a lovely home with her new mother and fur siblings taking care of her.
Khemjira now regularly participates in animal rescues and is passionate about providing shelter for stray animals. She added a total of 12 more pets to her huge fur family, which now includes 28 dogs and 30 cats. Some of the animals, she said, have also been given to her by owners who feel they may no longer be able to care for them.