(CNN) — A five-month-old dog that fell into hot tar spilled around a construction site in northern India was eventually saved by a four-hour rescue operation.
Claire Abrams from the animal welfare group, Animal Aid Unlimited, says staff from the charity rushed to the scene in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan, after receiving a phone call from a passerby. They found the dog lying motionless, his hardened body stuck to the ground: “There was no way he could have come out of his own, without any intervention,” Abrams said.
On his first night of arrival at the shelter, Abrams says: “He was petrified and breathing heavily.” The dog, now affectionately known as “Tar Baby”, has recovered successfully and has also been vaccinated.
Based in Udaipur, Animal Aid Unlimited is home to a number of dogs, cows, donkeys and pigs. The charity provides emergency assistance and shelter to street animals, responding to calls made to their dedicated helpline.