As we continue to expand our territories by cutting down forests, we are invading and destroying the habitats of some harmless mammals. Deers, for example, are used to living in various places, like the forest and mountains. However, some of them have lost their homes due to human interference and even rare cases of wildfires.
Fortunately, plenty of kindhearted humans devote themselves to saving wildlife.
Government and volunteer wildlife centers work together to do their best in saving wildlife. Some of these facilities rely on mere donations while they expend their resources for the sake of their rescued animals.
Since 2008, the people behind the Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) in Ontario, Canada have dedicated themselves to helping the wildlife in need.
WWS rescued a baby deer they found stuck in the river, and they were surprised about what happened next.
The deer was stranded on a free-flowing river, wailing and desperately looking for someone to come and save her. The people from WWS noticed the baby deer and immediately sprang into action to assist the flustered fawn.
As the deer continued to cry, she went and tried to cross the water after seeing a human extend his arms towards her. It was as if she knew that that human was going to help her. The fawn bravely dipped herself into the water and hastily swam towards the man. In no time, the man was able to wrap her around his arms and safely transferred her to the dry ground.
The rescuers noticed that there was no mother around taking care of the baby deer.
The poor baby deer was soaking wet but the rescuers have no idea where to take her. Usually, there should have been a mother accompanying her, but they have no idea where the mother was. They knew it was not right to abandon her somewhere so they placed her in a safe location near where they first found her and hoped the mother would come back for her.
The heard the baby deer wail once again an hour after they put her in the safe place.
An hour later, WWS heard the baby deer’s cry echoing into the woods. They checked on the baby deer from a distance, but there were still no signs of its mother around. After a while, they saw the fawn walking toward them without fear.
The deer’s rescuers eventually realized that she was asking for their help once again and gladly took her to the sanctuary.
WWS named the baby deer Ivy, and she is living the best she can with the help of these kind humans.
WWS took Ivy home and nursed her the best they could. They introduced her to a deer formula, and she got used to it in a few days. They also made Ivy a comfortable bed with a stuffed giraffe by her side.
There were days where the sanctuary took in some orphaned fawns and brought it back to the sanctuary. WWS nursed them together with Ivy and it was great for Ivy too since she was not alone anymore.
It was time to let them go.
The sanctuary was not a permanent place for these deer. As they each grew up to be strong and healthy deer, WWS knew it was time to let them go back to where they belong. They opened the fence for the deer to pass, and they felt a little heartbroken yet incredibly happy about letting them out in the open. As for Ivy, she was already prancing happily with the other deer.
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