Reports of missing creatures are part of the daily routine in the life of any animal advocate. And the volunteers at Wild Florida Rescue in the United States are more than used to what is part of their trade.
This time, the rescue of a baby deer broke their hearts, as the little one was reluctant to accept what had happened.
Next to the deer was the body of his mother.
A citizen’s call alerted rescue teams to the situation: on the side of a road was a frightened deer hugging the lifeless body of who is presumed to be its mother.
As soon as the situation was reported to them, a team from Wild Florida Rescue showed up on the scene.
As can be interpreted from what they found, the family was wandering around the area at the time the adult doe was hit by a motorist. This person was not sensitive enough to stop and left the animal lying there.
The one who could not leave the scene was undoubtedly the faithful calf.
This deer was standing next to the body as if waiting for the mother to wake up. This deeply moved the rescuers who could not help but feel indignant at the scene.
As Crystene Prokop of Wild Florida Rescue explained, this little boy was only a few days old when his mother died, so he was not separated from the body.
He was reluctant to leave her.
By the time the deer was rescued, it appeared dehydrated, a sign enough for the volunteers to know that the little one had been on the side of the road for about 24 hours. Fortunately, help arrived, because if not, the deer would have suffered the same fatal fate as his mother.
Life has given him a second chance.
Now, he’s under the care of the workers at the Creature Safe Place wildlife rehabilitation center. At this place, they have found a surrogate mother who feeds him and helps him to progress.
Once the mammal recovers and has the energy and age to defend itself, it will return to its natural habitat, which is where it and all animals should be.
Thanks to the people who made this rescue possible, we are all happy that the animals can have a second chance. Share this by thanking these heroes for their work.