Proyecto 4 Patas, an Argentinian non-profit organization, and some locals discovered a helpless dog covered in tar and immediately came to her rescue.
When 'Proyecto 4 Patas,' an Argentinian non-profit organization, and some locals discovered a helpless dog covered in tar, they immediately came to her rescue. In a Facebook post, the group explained how the helpless animal named Aloe was either thrown or had accidentally fallen into a pit of tar.
Witnessing the dog in distress, other dogs in the vicinity began barking and a few kids in the area decided to investigate the matter. Thanks to their efforts, the children were able to spot the distressed pooch and immediately informed their parents who then alerted "volunteer firefighters of freedom." After removing Aloe from the pit, the firefighters contacted Proyecto 4 Patas to help them get the dog back to her former condition. On arriving, the members witnessed the most heartbreaking thing. Poor Aloe was lying on the ground petrified as she was unable to move her limbs, body, and eyes because the tar had completely hardened.
This wasn't something that the organization's members had witnessed before and they were left shocked. Collecting themselves, the volunteers began focusing their attention on saving the animal and rescuing it from the nightmare as soon as possible. There were neighbors who arrived with bottles of oil and using that the rescuers were able to loosen the tar and remove her from the groud. Then, they brought her to their facility were 8 volunteers spent 9 hours to remove the tar from her body using 50 liters of oil.
Speaking to Bored Panda, a representative of 'Proyecto 4 Patas' revealed, "Aloe is now feeling great, she is such a lovely dog." Apparently, she "loves eating absolutely everything," and follows them "around all day." All the wonderful doggo she wants is to give other love and receive it. "Everyone here is just crazy about her," they said adding, "Right now we are focusing on getting her healthy, she is really thin. Eventually, we will be looking for her forever family." Describing their line of work, the representative said they have been rescuing dogs and cats for the last 13 years.
"But we never have found a dog in Aloe’s situation. We just can’t imagine how much she had suffered, the desperation of not being able to move for so long," they continued. "When we were cleaning her, we were so afraid that she could die at any time, but after the first bath, she seems to relax so much. She knew we were trying to help her. After we finished, we thought that she would be exhausted and let her sleep, but now, all she wanted was to stay near us and cuddle. Aloe has truly reborn that night, and she has ahead of her a great life. She deserves it, just like all the dogs in the world."
If you ever find an animal stuck in tar, immediately alert local authorities or an animal rights group. In case, there's no one to help you then use lots of vegetable oil to massage the animal's body which would easily loosen up the tar clean it. However, kerosene should be avoided as it might damage the animal's skin.