Watch: Puppy found covered in tar

Another day... another example of animal abuse.

Our hearts are sick, non stop cases of dogs suffering every day.😪🖤A man brought over a puppy he found stuck in tar. The cries of the puppy are still in our ears. We rushed him to the vet as half his body is covered and the tar was even getting harder by the time we took to drive to the vet.We will update this evening or tomorrow, depending on what the vets tells us. Survive little one, we promise you the best future if you do.🖤🐾Please support our sanctuary ♥️: Paypal: Info@aaamalta.com OR Send an sms on: 50617350 €2.33 50618060 €4.66 50618910 €6.99 50619200 €11.66 OR Revolut 79730921

Posted by Association for Abandoned Animals on Thursday, September 10, 2020

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A puppy which was found covered in tar is now in the care of the Association of Abandoned Animals (AAA).

“Our hearts are sick, non stop cases of dogs suffering every day,” the association said on Facebook, “The cries of the puppy are still in our ears. We rushed him to the vet as half his body is covered and the tar was even getting harder by the time we took to drive to the vet.”

Our hearts are sick… the cries of the puppy are still in our ears.

According to a subsequent Facebook post, the puppy – who has been named Mickey – was taken to Dr Trevor’s Clinic in Attard where he was cleaned bit by bit, and nearly all the tar was removed. The sanctuary said that the clinic only charged the sanctuary for the medication and boarding and nothing for the hours they stayed cleaning him one centimetre by one centimetre for hours.

Association for-Abandoned Animals / Facebook

“Skin is sore, he lost lots of fur but he is alive and even ate… This night and maybe even for the few coming days he is going to stay at the clinic so for sure he will survive and continue to improve. He suffered enough, no more pain for you Mickey.”

Speaking to Newsbook.com.mt this morning, a spokesperson for the AAA said: “His healing process will be long but I think he will survive.”

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