Several police officers responded to a distress call in Bielsko-Biała, Poland, where a deer had been struck by a car and was lying by the side of the road.
In a heroic act, a police officer came to the rescue and saved the life of an unborn baby deer after its pregnant mother was tragically injured in the accident.
Upon arrival, the police officers discovered a heart-wrenching scene: a mother deer and two newborn fawns. Sadly, they could not save the mother and one of the fawns. However, the second fawn, still connected to the umbilical cord, showed signs of life.
Acting swiftly, one of the officers reached out to a veterinarian for guidance on how to save the baby deer. With great care, he delicately cut the umbilical cord and gently cleared the fawn’s throat to help it breathe. Due to its weakened state, the fawn required immediate attention from specialists.
Wrapped in a blanket, the baby deer was transported to the Mysikrolik Foundation Wild Animal Rescue Center, where veterinarians began their fight to save its life.
“The little one is in a hopeful condition, but unfortunately, it has a broken leg. The next few hours are crucial. We will feed it goat colostrum every two hours. Let’s keep our fingers crossed,” veterinarians shared on social media.
Subsequent updates from the veterinarians revealed that the fawn, affectionately named Eeyore, is gradually recovering. It is eating well and displaying curiosity about its surroundings. However, the experts remain cautious, as they are still determining the best course of action for the newborn deer and who will care for it until it grows up.
“We have yet to figure out how we will manage the upbringing of this fawn, but we are cherishing every second we spend with it,” veterinarians expressed.
The police officer who bravely rescued the deer has become a local hero, receiving praise and admiration from the community on social media.