It is painful to hear when a dog cries or when you see a dog in pain. Mainly because they cannot speak and cannot tell you directly what is hurting them.
A dog’s bark near the town of Suwałki, Poland was heard by workers last week. The way the dog barks made the people concerned so they followed the sound.
What they found from a remote, wooded area in the distance is a poor dog trapped in tar.
The dog seems to bark desperately for help. It cannot move in a pool of tar and nobody know how long it has been there.
Since the workers cannot pull out the dog by themselves, they decided to call for help. They contacted rescuer Joanna Godlewska who is from the Niczyje Animal Foundation.
Godlewska immediately went to the scene once she heard about the emergency. “When I finally arrived and saw a dog lying in the tar, tears came to my eyes,” she said.
What they had theorized is that the poor dog probably was looking for warmth when it found the puddle of par. It got trapped not realizing that it will be stuck there.
The dog’s energy seemed to be draining so the workers and Godlewska acted fast. A crew from the local fire department joined the rescue mission and in getting out the dog.
Realizing that it would be finally saved, a glimpse of hope was seen in the fur baby’s eyes. Godlewska said that the dog understood that it is being saved.
Some portion of the dog’s fur was cut away due to the amount of tar stuck to it while cooking oil was used at the other parts to loosen them up.
When they finally lift the dog out of the tar, it was rushed to a vet clinic. It was treated for exhaustion and had a bath and scrubbed away the remaining tar on its body.
Besides the injuries on the dog’s face because of the stickiness of tar, there were no other health problems found.
The dog has undergone more cleaning sessions after then to make sure that no more tar was present in its body. Its sweet spirit seemed to show after each bath session.
The dog was named Farcik and it is now surrounded by people who care for it deeply and will be really helpful in its recovery. Godlewska, who rescued it, has a plan to adopt it when the time is right.
Farcik used all its energy in barking that day, If it never did that, nobody knows where it will be today. This strong will to live that it has clearly saved its life and alerted people nearby about its stick situation.