Workers in the Polish town of Suwaki heard something that worried them last week. A dog was barking incessantly from a lonely, forested place in the distance, as if screaming out for rescue.
Fortunately, the employees chose to pay attention to the screams and followed the sound until they arrived at this location:
There was a dog in serious need of help, caught in a puddle of sticky tar and unable to move.
The employees called rescuer Joanna Godlewska from the Niczyje Animal Foundation after they were unable to free the bound puppy alone. She hurried to the location, unsure of what to anticipate.
Godlewska told The Dodo, “When I finally arrived and saw a dog laying in the tar, tears welled up in my eyes.”
It’s thought that the dog, who may have been abandoned, was looking for warmth when he came upon the illegally deposited tar, not understanding that by lying down on it, he’d become irreversibly trapped.
Nobody knows how long the dog had been there, but he couldn’t have lasted much longer. His morale was rapidly dwindling.
Godlewska was assisted by a crew from the local fire department in his escape. A gleam of hope shone in the confined pup’s eyes as they labored.
Godlewska remarked, “He recognized that we were saving him.”
The most tar-gripped pieces of the unfortunate dog’s fur were gently taken away, and the remainder was softened with frying oil.
They were eventually able to lift him out at long last.
The dog was transported to a veterinarian’s office to be treated for weariness and to have as much of the residual tar wiped off his body as possible.
It was messy work, to say the least.
Thankfully, the dog was discovered to be in overall excellent health, save from a few of small bruises to one side of his face.
Since then, the dog has gone through numerous additional washing treatments, each of which has strengthened his wonderful nature.
Godlewska stated, “He feels better and better.”
Farcik, the dog, was eventually saved from more than just the sticky death trap he’d been discovered in.
He was no longer alone and unloved.
Farcik still has some healing to do, but he is surrounded by people who are concerned about his well-being and future.
Godlewska plans to adopt him into a loving permanent family when the time comes.