Had it been done on purpose or by accident? Either way the folks at Animal Aid Unlimited knew the needed to move quickly in order to save the dog’s life.
The dog was found inside of a steel barrel in Udaipur, India covered in tar.
“A street dog in Udaipur, India, was found trapped in a drum of tar where we believe she had been stuck and completely unable to move for several days. Animal Aid Unlimited’s rescue team found the sweet dog hyperventilating and terrified, trapped chest-deep in tar inside the drum,” Animal Aid Unlimited wrote on their blog.
The poor dog had turned “rock-solid” and was left without food or water.
Her body had sunk deeply into the tar.
“We think she may have gone inside the drum to get warm during the night, and that her own body heat had melted the tar which she then sank into and was unable to free herself from. When we found her she was no longer struggling and seemed to have completely given up all hope,” the blog writes.
Volunteers had to saw the barrel open to get at the dog.
However, once they opened it the realized they couldn’t get her out right away.
They had to move the barrel with the dog inside of it and place it in the ambulance to be taken to Animal Aid’s shelter.
“Our caregivers immediately started soaking the tar in vegetable oil and massaging it to warm it up just enough to soften it,” the blog explained. “Even getting her out of the drum was a huge challenge and took nearly an hour.”
It took several more hours before they could get the dog clean of tar. They named her Asha, which means Hope in Hindi.
The tar had badly burned Asha’s skin and it required medical attention.
You could see the life coming back into the dog as several hands rubbed her and gave her water to drink. You could tell she knew they cared and that they were trying to help.
It’s a miracle that this poor dog survived such an ordeal. It took 3 hours before Asha was able to stand on her own.
But all of Animal Aid Unlimited’s work paid off.
Because Asha is doing extremely well and is happy in her new life in the hands of people who love her at Animal Aid Unlimited.
Animal Aid Unlimited rescues more than 3,500 dogs each year from Udaipur alone.
You can learn more about them and make a donation to help them save more animals like Asha at animalaidunlimited.org.
You can watch Asha’s rescue below.
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Source: Animal Aid Unlimited, India