Oil was illegally dumped near a field where stray dogs go in search of food. One poor pup tried to walk across the oil layer and was buried alive. He could only survive with immediate intervention. Thankfully, a man walks by at the precise moment!

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The man called out for help and another passerby lends a hand. The oil is heavy and getting the dog out is near impossible. His rear is easier to maneuver but it’s his face they are most concerned about. At this rate, the oil would suffocate him at any moment.

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The men begin to pull the dog out, attempting to keep his snout above the thick oil layer. The rescue becomes more daunting as the heavy oil weighs the dog down. The men have to use all their strength to drag the dog out, and make sure they don’t injure him further. This is no easy feat.

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It feels like forever, as the two men tirelessly work to get the dog closer to the edge. Will they be able to free him in time? YES! The rescuers do not stop until the dog is safe!

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The next step is to remove all the oil but doing so isn’t easy. They are in a poor village and do not have access to a veterinary clinic. This doesn’t stop the locals from trying. It is heartwarming to see so many people band together to save the life of a precious dog. To see the nail-biting rescue yourself, scroll down.