Good Samaritans Rescue Dogs from Tar Pit

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Earlier this year, a group of Airsoft players (Axios Airsoft Group) from Antogagasta, Chile, where on their way to a game when they heard faint dog cries nearby. Upon investigating, they discovered two young dogs fighting for their lives inside a tar pit. Immediately, the Good Samaritans made it their mission to rescue and save the dogs.

Laica and Lancelot being cleaned at the vet. Photo Credit: Gatos Abandonados Antofagasta
Laica and Lancelot being cleaned at the vet.
Photo Credit: Gatos Abandonados Antofagasta

 

The dogs were found in tar pits allegedly made by disregarded toxic waste from Chilean corporations. It is said that in Chile, companies are not closely regulated on how they dispose their waste and this is why large pools of toxic material can be found along Chile’s dessert roads.

What is disheartening is that in the case of these dogs, their irresponsible and cruel owner probably decided to get rid of the dogs by drowning them in the tar pits.

When the Axios found the two struggling dogs, they also found five other dead puppies in a second tar pool.

The team members worked tirelessly to pull the dogs to safety. They cleaned off as much tar as they could before transporting the innocent animals to a nearby veterinarian.

Local animal rescue group, Gatos Abandonados Antofagasta took in the innocent animals and initiated the dogs’ long road to recovery.

Before and After pictures of Laica and Lancelot. Photo Credit: Gatos Abandonados Antofagasta
Before and After pictures of Laica and Lancelot.
Photo Credit: Gatos Abandonados Antofagasta

 

Volunteers teamed up to bathe the dogs until they were completely clean and veterinarians watched the dogs’ progress closely, administering medicines as needed.

The rescue group took to social media and news outlets to urge the public to help cover all medical costs.

The dogs, a male and female named Lancelot and Laica, have become somewhat of celebrities in Chile since rescued. The pets have their own Facebook page and have made several TV appearances. All this in an effort to spread awareness on the cruelty they were exposed to and hoping they’ll find loving forever homes.

Volunteers who helped safe Laica and Lancelot. Photo Credit: Gatos Abandonados Antofagasta
Volunteers who helped safe Laica and Lancelot.
Photo Credit: Gatos Abandonados Antofagasta

 

Until today, the dogs have not been adopted. Lancelot and Laica are currently under foster care and the rescue group continues to ask the public for donations to cover the dogs’ expenses.

Gatos Abandonados Antofagasta hopes both dogs will be adopted out together, but no one yet has shown interest to take in both dogs.

Learn more about Lancelot and Laica by visiting their Spanish Facebook page.

 

 

20 thoughts on “Good Samaritans Rescue Dogs from Tar Pit”

  1. THank these people for saving these poor dogs and I could literally kill someone for doing this to an animal…. WHAT The Hell Is wrong with people ..those poor dogs!!!

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  2. I thank God for people like you. How wonderful you all are for not giving up and saving 2 precious lives. God bless everyone of you. That was amazing. Much love to you.

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  3. i thank god for sending these earth angels to save the dogs ,thank you and you all are earth angels for the dogs and to me big hugs to you all

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  4. It makes me so sad to see the things that humans do to animals they love us unconditionally and this is how this owner chose to repay it? I think someone should throw them in the tar pit and see how they like it if they treat any people like they did these two wonderful dogs I bet no one comes to their rescue…

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  5. Thank God there are good people who care about animals…and thank God they came across these poor little ones that day.
    The wimpering was making me cry…but I know they were dragged out to safety and that makes me feel a bit better.
    What torture…how could anyone do the things they do to animals..and sooo much of these horror stories lately. A sick world…with some good people still and we have to find a way to punish animal abuse that will stop this epidemic!

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