Videos like this can be difficult to watch. But if you have the stomach for it, watching the more gruesome beginning of this video is worth it to see the whole story and this amazing dog’s rescue and transformation. The people who saved this dog are true heroes!

In India, a dog accidentally fell into hot tar and was unable to move as the tar stiffened around his body.

He was stuck to the ground and was in awful shape when his rescuers found him.

Right away, they took to cleaning him and working to set him free. It took them two days to complete this task!

“A passerby saw him struggling and called our help-line,” said Animal Aid Unlimited, a nonprofit dedicated to rescuing animals in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. After [three] hours of massaging vegetable oil into the thick layer of tar watch his amazing recovery!”

Indeed, three hours of vegetable oil massage and two days of cleaning went into this rescue.

Look at the awesome dog now! What a transformation.

Watch the entire video below [WARNING: disturbing content]