A stray dog is enjoying a new life and a dramatic transformation after she was found stuck in a tar-filled drum in India.
Earlier in the month, the folks at Animal Aid Unlimited in India were notified about a street dog that was trapped in a container filled with tar somewhere in the city of Udaipur.
The rescue team went to the area to help get the dog out of the drum, but they couldn't get her out due to the sticky tar. The rescuers believe she had been encased for days and when she was discovered, the dog was hyperventilating and dehydrated.
The team cut open the drum using an electric saw to see the severity of the damage. With a portion of her face covered in tar and half of her body stuck inside the drum, they transported her to their facility, where workers poured vegetable oil on the tar in an effort to remove her.
As they gave the dog water to drink, the rescuers went to work for more than three hours as they plucked the tar from her ravaged body.
"She may have gone inside the drum to get warm during the night, and that her own body heat started to melt the tar, which she then sank into and was unable to free herself from," Animal Aid Unlimited, India said on its YouTube page.
Once the tar was removed, she was able to stand on her own and is now enjoying a better life as she frolics around their facility. The rescuers named the dog Asha, which means hope in Hindi.