Video: Dog rescued after falling into tar and becoming 'living statue'

The animal was left unable to move after the tar solidified around its body

Neela Debnath
Wednesday 01 October 2014 12:41 BST
The dog was found stuck fast to the ground
The dog was found stuck fast to the ground

Extraordinary footage has captured the moment a dog was saved after it was turned into a “living statue” when it fell into a pool of hot tar in India.

Volunteers from the Indian charity Animal Aid Unlimited found the creature rock-solid and stuck to the ground. Apart from blinking and shallow breathing the canine was unable to move.

Over the course of three hours the group massaged vegetable oil into the dog’s fur to remove the clumps of tar and eventually managed to free it.

The solidified dog was spotted struggling by the side of the road by a passer-by, who quickly called for help, but it is not known how long the animal had been there for.

The dog is recovering after the life-threatening ordeal and can now walk again.

Animal Aid Unlimited rescues more than 4,000 injured and abandoned creatures each year in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

The video was uploaded three days ago but has already had over 75,000 views on YouTube.

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