Heartbreaking footage captures rescue of stray dog trapped in tar
Heartbreaking footage captured the rescue a stray dog trapped in tar.
Rescuers in Tainan, Taiwan, were lead to the dog, which was trapped in tar at a bitumen plant.
In the video, Hsu Animal Sanctuary co-founder Hsu Wen-liang is seen picking up the stray dog with a blanket.
Later, he tries to give the dog some water using a syringe. The animal is defensive at first but later accepts the help.
The dog, which the volunteers named “Shan Fu,” was cleaned for hours using vegetable oil and flour. The dog’s asphalt-encased body meant it was unable to move to find food or water.
In the video, Hsu and the other volunteers are still cleaning Shan Fu’s body, with the sanctuary saying they planned to continue the work in the days to come.
The volunteers plan to shave the dog’s fur to help it grew a new coat.
The Tainan Animal Protection Office said they were treating the incident as an accident, believing the animal trapped itself in asphalt at the bitumen plant.