On that day, workers near the town of Suwalki, Poland heard something that made them concerned. It was a nonstop dog barking as if calling out for help. Fortunately, they decided to heed those cries- following the sound until they could see the crying pup.
He was stranded in a puddle of sticky tar and unable to move, and needed instance assistance.
They were unable to help the dog without someone else’s assistance. So they contacted rescuer Joanna Godlewska from the Niczyje Animal Foundation. She raced there without knowing what to expect.
“When I finally arrived there and saw a dog lying in the tar, tears came to my eyes,” Godlewska said emotionally.
It was believed that the dog, perhaps abandoned was seeking warmth when he happened upon the illegally dumped tar- without knowing he had lying down atop it and become hopelessly stuck. No one knows how long he had been there. But it was clear that his spirit was quickly fading.
Godlewska was joined by a crew from the local fire department to assist in getting him out. As they worked, the pup was having a glimmer of hope in his eyes. He understood that kind people are saving him.
The rescuers carefully cut away the most tar-gripped portions of the dog’s fur and used cooking oil to loosen the rest. Then finally, they were able to lift him out.
Then the dog was immediately taken to a vet clinic to be treated for exhaustion and to have as much of the remaining tar as possible scrubbed away from his body.
It was messy work at the end. Thankfully, after a couple of superficial injuries to one side of his face, the dog was found to be in mostly good health. He has undergone several more cleaning sessions and after them, his sweet spirit continues to grow stronger.
The dog, now named Farcik, was rescued from more than just the sticky death trap he had been found in. “I just wanted to save him,” Godlewska said. “Thank you to everyone who saved this dog”