Dog turned rock-solid in a tar drum rescued
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. 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.
Unable to remove her from the drum there on the street, Animal Aid Unlimited rescuers had to bring the entire drum with her inside it in the ambulance back to Animal Aid’s shelter.
Our care-givers immediately started soaking the tar in vegetable oil and massaging it to warm it up just enough to soften it. Even getting her out of the drum was a huge challenge and took nearly an hour.
For the next several hours we continued to massage the tar and remove it from her fur.
We named the beautiful girl Asha, which means Hope in Hindi.
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