At the junction of humanity and the wilderness, there exists a group of unsung heroes – kindhearted veterinarians who extend their healing hands to animals when they are hurt. Whether it’s a bird or a dog, they use their skills to make them get back up. They fix broken wings, heal hurt paws, and take away the pain from animals who can’t say thank you. These vets really care, not just about fixing problems, but about making sure every little animal gets a chance to be happy in the wild again.
Similarly, a deer with a fractured leg in Chennai found solace in the care of a team of doctors led by Dr Sridhar at the advanced facility at Vandalur Zoo. The deer was rescued by volunteers at the Besant Memorial Animal Dispensary and was operated on by the doctors under general anaesthesia.
The fracture was fixed with external skeletal fixators with clamps and screws. The deer is now able to walk again.
This story was shared on social media by IAS Officer Supriya Sahu. Have a look at what she wrote:
“The beautiful little spotted deer that you see in the video is recovering well after he was found with a fractured leg in Chennai. Volunteers at the Besant Memorial Animal Dispensary rescued him carefully and brought him to the advanced facility at Vandalur Zoo. Our vets led by Dr Sridhar successfully operated on the deer under general anesthesia. The fracture was fixed with external skeletal fixators with clamps and screws. He is now walking again thanks to BMAD and Vets at the Zoo including facilitation by the Chennai wildlife warden. Kudos everyone.”
Have a look at her post here:
The beautiful little spotted deer that you see in the video is recovering well after he was found with a fractured leg in Chennai. Volunteers at the Besant Memorial Animal Dispensary rescued him carefully and brought him to the advanced facility at Vandalur Zoo.Our vets led by Dr… pic.twitter.com/DhXjgxFY5K
— Supriya Sahu IAS (@supriyasahuias) February 5, 2024
Several people online lauded the collective efforts of the team that came together to rescue the deer. Here’s what they said:
This is so amazing to see that and knowing that little one is doing well. Mam, you and your team is really awesome. Thank you for bridging that gap between wild and normal. Through your tweets, we get so much insights and really appreciate it 🙏🏼
— Roshankumar Ingole (@roshaningole) February 5, 2024
So heartening to see the wee life being treated with care and compassion. Thank you everyone🙏
— Annamma Daniel (@AnnammaDaniel) February 5, 2024
Lovely to know. This is the way we need to move forward inclusiveness in wellness of all living community.
— Thirupanangadu (@BabuCiba) February 6, 2024
Such heartwarming news! Thank you to the incredible team at BMAD and Vandalur Zoo for their dedication and expertise in helping this little deer recover. 🙏
— Vishnu Walke (@TheVishnuWalke) February 6, 2024
The Vets should be complimented for putting the deer back on its feet speedily.
— Fersos Daruwala (@goldchest4) February 5, 2024
As these veterinarians work tirelessly to mend the wounds inflicted by the challenges of the wild, they offer a beacon of hope to animals who are struggling to live a normal life. 🙂