Two boys were walking down the street in Lanus, Argentina, when they saw something horrible – a dog fully covered in tar. It is unsure whether the doggie fell into the tar himself, or whether someone threw him in there and left to die. What was obvious is that the pooch needed help, and he needed it a.s.a.p. to survive.
The canine who could barely move was taken to Zoonosis Lanus shelter, where the volunteers started a 5-hour-long cleaning process to remove all the tar. “We bought a lot of things, we watched tutorials on the Internet, and we were trying and checking all the products and their results,” explained volunteer Myriam Ortellado. “Firstly, it was impossible to clean it, and then we started using oil and step by step it worked, but we used five liters of oil.”
The doggie was given the name Petro, which means petroleum in Spanish. At first the vets were worried about intoxication, as there was tar in the dog’s ears, nostrils and even intestines. However, Petro seems to be getting stronger everyday.
In the last update, his rescuers said he would be castrated and get a loving forever home soon. We hope this will mark a brighter chapter in this little fellow’s life.