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Dog Rescued From Icy Waters Later Revealed To Be A Wolf

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A group of men working on the Pärnu river of Estonia spotted a dog drowning in a river. They immediately leaped into action to save the animal and bring it towards safety. However, they soon found out that the ‘dog’ was a wolf!

(Image source: Estonian Union for the Protection of Animals /Robin Sillamäe and Rando Kartsepp)

The three workers, Rando Kartsepp, Robin Sillamäe, and Erki Väli spotted the animal in February 2019. They immediately called the Estonian Union for the Protection of Animals (EUPA). Since the wolf had been suffering from hypotension, it had been very calm so they mistook it for a dog.

Rando told the Estonian newspaper Posttimees, “He [the wolf] was calm, slept on my legs. When I wanted to stretch them, he raised his head for a moment.”

dog rescue
(Image source: Estonian Union for the Protection of Animals / Robin Sillamäe and Rando Kartsepp)

Furthermore, the workers brought it in near a heated car. They wrapped a towel around its body. They took the animal to the next nearest medical clinic just to find out that it was a wolf!

The EUPA told The Koala, “We helped to organize the wolf to the clinic and guaranteed the payments of treatment. Luckily everything turned out well as wolf was nurtured in the clinic.

wolf rescue
(Image source: Estonian Union for the Protection of Animals/ Robin Sillamäe and Rando Kartsepp)

Moreover, specialists from the Environmental Agency put a GPS on the wolf to monitor its health. Later, they released the animal back into the wild to monitor the animal’s health.

The EUPA was extremely happy at the response they received from the wolf rescue story. In addition, they were immensely thankful to the men who helped rescue the animal.

However, by March 2020 the GPS device placed on the wolf stopped giving out signals. According to the Environmental Agency, this might mean that the wolf has unfortunately passed away.

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Image source: Estonian Union for the Protection of Animals/ Robin Sillamäe and Rando Kartsepp)

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