Dog rescuers save a dog who got stuck in tar
Every one of us likes to see dogs running around outside and in parks, but it is all fun and games before they get themselves into trouble. They can get so excited outside that they just start running and feel unstoppable. Back in May of this year, in Suwalki, Poland, a little dog was running around when he got stuck in a puddle on thick tar and couldn’t get out by himself. Like every other dog, when it gets scared and feels in danger, they start to bark immediately. And luckily for this dog, people were nearby to get him out before anything terrible happened to him.
Constructional workers were walking along when they heard loud barking coming for nearby, they stopped and went in the direction of the barking. They kept on going because they could hear that some dog was calling for help and they didn’t want to leave it unattended. Eventually, they came across the dog near a wooded area in Suwalki, laying stuck in a puddle of black tar and they could see that it was terrified. All together they tried to get him out of the tar and try to calm him down. After a couple of times trying to get him out, the dog was barking even more. Because they didn’t want to hurt the dog, even more, they had to call the Niczyje Animal Foundation. And, Joanna Godlewska, a dog rescuer, came to see the dog as quick as she could.
When Joanna got the call from the constructional workers, she immediately gathered her crew, hopped in the car, and raced to the place the dog was. A couple of firefighters were also called to the scene/ Joanna didn’t know how serious the problem was until she arrived and tears came to her eyes when she saw the dog. Both her crew and the firefighter started working on getting the dog out from the tar and simultaneously were asking themselves, how could the dog end up in the tar in the first place. The conclusion was that someone left the dog on the road and because it was cold outside the dog started finding a place to warm up. When it saw the black tar, that was dumped on the street, the dog laid on it and later when it tried to get back up, it couldn’t because it was stuck to the sticky tar. They couldn’t determine how long was the dog stuck on the tar, but he was lucky that the workers heard his barking because he wouldn’t survive for much longer. Even though Joanna and her crew couldn’t determine how long he was there as soon as they started working on getting him free, his mood changed. They started cutting the fur that was stuck like glue to the tar and used oil to loosen up other parts so they could get to the fur easier. While they were working on getting him free, the dog patiently laid down and didn’t struggle because he must have known that they are trying to help him.
When they managed to get him out of the tar, they quickly brought him to a vet where more work was still to be done. He was given water and food because he was exhausted, and what was left of the tar on his fur was scrubbed out. Apart from feeling exhausted for battling to get out himself and some injuries to his head, the dog was in good health. Since that day, Joanna has said that he is gotten so much better.
When everyone was still at the vet, Joanna decided to give the dog a name, and everyone agreed to call him Farcik. Because Joanna didn’t want to let him out on the streets again, she decided to take Farcik home with her and would keep him until they could find him a new permanent home. After she brought him back to her house, she instantly fell in love with him. Because he was a dog full of energy and had a fantastic personality, she says that anyone that would get him would just fall in love and because of that getting him a new home would be very easy. Until they find him a new home, Joanna says that it isn’t a problem that he stays with her. She said also said that she will do anything necessary to prevent him from getting in a similar situation as before.