A dog that had fallen into a pool of hot tar in India was almost unrecognizable when rescuers got to him. He was stuck to the ground and unable to move as solidified tar stiffened his body. He was covered in leaves, grass and other debris and his breathing was barely visible. His frightened eyes were the only things that moved.
Animal Aid Unlimited, a nonprofit dedicated to rescuing animals in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, recently posted a video of the heartbreaking situation and the rescue operation that followed.
"He had fallen into a pool of hot tar that smothered his body and had became rock-solid," the video description said of the animal. "He was stuck to the ground and unable to move. A passerby saw him struggling and called our help-line. After [three] hours of massaging vegetable oil into the thick layer of tar watch his amazing recovery!"
The entire rescue was completed over the course of took two days. When completely free of the tar and grime, the difference was shocking.
Beneath the sticky black coat was a brown dog with floppy ears. Though thin, the animal was filmed wagging its tail and eating shortly after it was cleaned.
Watch his stunning transformation:
(H/T: Daily Mail)