Two kind workers in Estonia found out a dog that was stuck in a frozen lake. Seeing the animal in predicament they decided to rescue it but what they did not know was that they were in for a Wednesday of an adventure. The workers named Rando Kartsepp, Robin Sillamäe and Erki Väli were all doing their work when they suddenly noticed that a dog looking animal was stuck in the dam. The animal was swimming through the icy water of the Parnu River.
The worker took it upon themselves to clear the water from ice and let the animal swim to safety. Once out of the water, they covered it in a towel and placed him in their car with the heater on to keep him warm.
One of the workers said, “We had to carry him up the slope. He was a little bit extra heavy than normal dogs.”
The men called the rescue center who told them to take it to the nearby vet clinic. One of the workers named Rando said, “The animal was sleeping in the car peacefully with his head resting in one of my coworker’s lap. My friend said that he was calm and when he stretched his legs, the animal moved his head slightly. According to the vet, the animal at that time had low blood pressure which explains its docile behavior at that time.”
After reaching the clinic, the vet checked out to save the animal’s life without even noticing what it really was. A local hunter was the one who pointed out that this was actually a wolf and not a dog. He also confirmed it to be a one-year-old male wolf.
After the animal was rescued, the Estonian Animal Protection Union posted on Facebook the following post, “When we got to the shore, the poor wolf was very exhausted, hypothermic and frozen. Young men quickly ran into the car, brought a towel and dried the animal. Then he took him to a warm car and called the animal protection Union. It was also a challenge for the union to think about what to do in the morning at 8 with a dog in [distress], who could also have been a wolf.”
The wolf has been nursed back to complete health and has also been freed into the wild.