After investigating desperate cries for help heard next door, neighbours in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India discovered three tiny puppies in a critical situation.

Trapped in tar that had hardened so much that they could not even move, these puppies couldn’t be saved by the neighbours who heard their cries. Instead, these kind people called in skilled rescuers from Animal Aid Unlimited. Finding that they were unable to safely pull the puppies out from the rock-solid tar, rescuers worked quickly to remove the entire chunk of rock and tar from the ground in order to whisk these youngsters to safety.

It took the dedicated volunteers many hours to gently soften the tar, and repeated warm baths over three days to finally remove all remnants of the toxic material.

These puppies were extremely lucky to survive, and were saved just in the nick of time. Thank you, rescuers!