Near the frozen Parnu River , a man spotted and an animal fighting to stay above the water and not drawn. The man then immediately approache the river which was mainly covered with ice, when he went closer he thought the animal which was struggling, was a dog.
Shortly after, they pulled the frozen animal to shore and wrapped him in a blanket. The men placed the dog in their vehicle and headed to the local clinic. On the way to the clinic, the men commented on how affectionate the dog was and it even cuddled in the lap of one of the men. They did not think anything of it and just thought the dog was thanking them for their help.
When the poor animal arrived at the clinic he was exhausted and hypothermic, he needed treatment. After the vet examined the animal he told the rescuers that they had actually saved a wold. The rescuers couldn’t believe what they heard. The animal’s blood pressure was extremely low, which could explain why the wolf was so docile. A local hunter confirmed that the animal was a wolf.
For safety reasons, they placed the wolf in a crate and continued his care. When the wold was finally recovered completely, he was released back into the wild where he belongs with a tracking collar.
The Estonian Union for the Protection of Animals (EUPA) paid for the wolf’s treatment and said, “luckily, everything turned out well”. EUPA also issued a statement thanking the rescuers, “We are so happy for the outcome of the story, and wish to thank all the participants – especially these men who rescued the wolf and the doctors of the clinic who were not afraid to treat and nurture the wild animal.”