A dog which was tortured and left to die has been miraculously rescued after it was found it trapped in tar with maggots all over its body.
Distressing footage shows the moment the barely alive stray pooch was inspected near the Dadu Bridge in Taiwan's Wuri District.
The video, which went viral on social media with more than three million views, shows the unnamed dog lying on its side with its body encased in hard mud.
It was filmed by dog sanctuary owner Hsu Wen-liang, who was alerted to the animal.
It is not clear whether the dog once had an owner but it appears the animal was tortured with tar poured over its body before being left to die under the bridge.