Dogs Forced to Live on a Roof Rescued from the Bubbling Tar

A pit bull and a Yorkie, abandoned on a New Jersey rooftop, were found dancing around to stop the burning on their feet from its scorching hot tar.  It was 96 degrees out, and there wasn’t any water or shade to protect them.  Thankfully they have been saved and are now being treated, and hopefully their former owners will be charged with animal cruelty.

According to the Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter, a call came in to the AHS – Newark branch about two dogs in severe distress.  When officers arrived, they found the dogs hysterically pacing the patio roof where they were being kept, desperate to avoid worsening the burns on their paws.


“The Yorkie continuously ran to the edge of the roof to try to find an area that would not burn her further while the pit bull, covered in hot tar, had nearly given up hope,” AHS stated. “No one was at home at the residence and while there were trays of chicken legs and rice on the roof, there was not a drop of water in sight. Feces covered the roof as well so apparently, this is where these poor dogs live.”

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