A fawn apparently hit by a car is recovering in an animal shelter after being rescued by a local resident.
The identified woman had been going for a walk in her hometown of Schwanenstadt, in northern Austria, when she saw the young animal lying on the roadside on 18th September.
She did not hesitate to call the Schabenreith Animal Paradise, a nearby animal NGO.
Harald Hofner and Doris Hofner-Foltin – who co-head the organisation – rushed to the fawn’s rescue. An examination by a vet determined that the approximately four-month-old animal suffered internal bleeding but no fractures.
The fawn – which has been baptised Rehbecca as a play of words with ‘Reh’ which means doe in German – is now recovering at the Schabenreith Animal Paradise’s nine-hectare estate.
Doris Hofner-Foltin said: “Rehbecca has recovered remarkably well in the past few days. We have already been able to relocate her to our 3.5-hectare forest where she has joined our deer community.”
The Schabenreith Animal Paradise is located on a farm from the 13th century in the town of Steinbach am Ziehberg, in Upper Austria’s Kirchdorf an der Krems district.
Founded in 1993 to give shelter to 12 abandoned and injured animals, it has expanded over the years to become a home to around 500 animals today – including hedgehogs, goats, pot-bellied pigs and ducks.
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