Little Dog Trapped In Tar Kept Barking Until Someone Heard Him

“When I finally arrived and saw a dog lying in the tar, tears came to my eyes.”

Last week, workers near the town of Suwałki, Poland, heard something that made them concerned. From a remote, wooded area in the distance, a dog was barking nonstop, as if calling out for help.

Fortunately, the workers decided to heed those cries — following the sound until it led here:


There, stranded in a puddle of sticky tar and unable to move, was a dog in desperate need of assistance.

Unable to extricate the trapped pup themselves, the workers contacted rescuer Joanna Godlewska, from the Niczyje Animal Foundation. She raced to the scene, not knowing what to expect.

“When I finally arrived and saw a dog lying in the tar, tears came to my eyes,” Godlewska told The Dodo.


It is believed that the dog, perhaps abandoned, was seeking warmth when he happened upon the illegally-dumped tar — not realizing that, upon lying down atop it, he would become hopelessly stuck.

No one knows how long the dog had been there, but it was clear he wouldn’t have survived much longer. His spirit was quickly fading.

Godlewska was joined by a crew from the local fire department to assist in getting him out. As they worked, a glimmer of hope appeared in the trapped pup’s eyes.

“He understood that we were saving him,” Godlewska said.


Rescuers carefully cut away the most tar-gripped portions of the poor dog’s fur and used cooking oil to loosen the rest.

Then, at long last, they were finally able to lift him out.


The dog was rushed to a vet clinic to be treated for exhaustion, and to have as much of the remaining tar as possible scrubbed away from his body.


It was messy work, to say the least.


Thankfully, aside from a couple of superficial injuries to one side of his face, the dog was found to be in mostly good health.


Since then, the dog has undergone several more cleaning sessions — after each of which, his sweet spirit continues to grow stronger.

“He feels better and better,” Godlewska said.


Ultimately, the dog, now named Farcik, was rescued from more than just the sticky death trap he’d been found in.

Now, he was alone and unloved no longer.


Farcik still has some recovering left to do, but he’s surrounded by people who care about him and his future.

When the time is right, Godlewska intends to adopt him into a loving forever home.


What led up to Farcik’s near-fatal ordeal in the tar may never be known — but there’s no doubt that his will to live, and to alert the right people to his plight, made all the difference.

“I just wanted to save him,” Godlewska said. “Thank you to everyone who saved this dog.”

Related Posts

Heroic Canine: Abandoned Dog’s Daring Rescues of Its Owner

Some dog owпers abaпdoп aпd пeglect their caпiпe frieпds iп secret. How maпy cυte creatυres are abaпdoпed aпd forced to feпd for themselves?   Maпy people forget…

The moment the dog cried when he was adopted after 290 days in the shelter moved onlookers.

Paco is an American Staffordshire Terrier that has been at this shelter for 270 days. No one needed him since he was an grownup dog and he…

Solo Celebration: Marking My 15th Birthday Alone with No Birthday Wishes

Happy 15th birthday! I’m sorry to hear that you’re celebrating your special day alone without anyone attending or sending you birthday wishes. It can be disheartening and…

the puppy who had been abandoned at birth, cried with happiness as it inhaled the milk’s pleasant aroma for the first time.

Amіdst the buѕtling lіfe of the town, а dіmіnutіve аnd forѕaken dog nаmed Chаrlie found hіmself deѕerted аnd ѕolitary. Hіs onсe vіbrant eyeѕ hаd dіmmed due to…

Tiny Dog Who Lived On The Streets Was Too Scared To Let Rescuers Touch Her

When two women noticed a tiny, fluffy white dog hiding under their parked car in Los Angeles, they knew immediately that they had to try and help…

Happy special day to you, and I would be honored if you could take a moment to wish me well.

Happy special day to you! Congratulations on this wonderful milestone in your life. Today is a celebration of your journey, your achievements, and the unique individual that…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *