At just two days old, this deer named Rudie was found in Australia and brought to a vet clinic with half of his front leg missing.
Unfortunately, the vet had to amputate the rest of his leg so it wouldn’t get infected. Now this poor baby deer was without a leg and also without a home.
Rudie healed well from surgery, but the best was yet to come. A nurse came into the vet clinic and fell in love with Rudie. She loved him so much that she decided to adopt him and give him a second chance!
The nurse, along with her dogs, welcomed Rudie into their home. She was a great fit for their family and adjusted well to her new environment.
Rudie might be missing a leg, but he has gained a beautiful new life. He doesn’t let his missing leg stop him. He still runs around and plays with his doggy siblings. The dogs have been there for him as he’s grown up and have showed him the ropes. They helped him get stronger and have brought a lot of comfort to him.
But dogs aren’t the only animals that Rudie gets along with. He also loves the family cat and has made friends with a horse!
Rude had a rough start to life, but thankfully the rest of her days will be filled with love and care. She even has a very special job and gets to visit nursing homes to spread love and joy to others.
Click here to follow Rudie’s adventures on his Instagram page.
Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.
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