It took all of three hours to bring him back to life. For this stray dog, it would have been a tragic death had Udaipur’s Animal Aid not come to its rescue. The unsuspecting canine had fallen into a pool of tar, making it immobile soon after. That was when the volunteers of the group got to work.
Informed by a passerby, Animal Aid members cleaned the dog’s body for over three hours with vegetable oil to remove every single blog of tar. Three hours later, it was free to go its own way, freed from its tary cage.
“We get 15-30 calls every day from across the city alerting us about problems (small and major) faced by animals,” said Claire Abrams-Myers of Animal Aid in an email interview to IndianExpress.com.
The organisation has rescued over 50,000 street/community animals. “Reckless driving kills hundreds of innocent community animals every year. Dogs and cows understand traffic and know how to cross the street safely by looking back and forth, but when someone is driving over the speed limit and dangerously swerving through the road, the animals are at a loss and cannot escape,” says Claire about the biggest pain point for animals in an urban environment.