God works in mysterious ways.
Many will agree with that statement. Many will also agree that animals are fighters; they just never give up.
Even when things look their bleakest, they just keep surviving, regardless of the obstacles.
Of course, even the hardiest animals can occasionally use human assistance…
Welcome to the story of Navarre, a wolf who absolutely refused to quit, and a rescue team that should be applauded.
The team in question learned that Navarre was trapped in the middle of an icy river in Bologna, Italy, and time was short.
The poor animal was freezing to death.
The first hurdle was the fact that there was thick brush between the rescuers and Navarre, which made things difficult.
Furthermore, when they finally reached the struggling wolf, the realized he was very close to death.
He was shivering badly and appeared somewhat dazed; overall, his health was frighteningly bad.
By the time they got him out of the water, they knew it was going to be a race against the clock. And then…
To their great dismay, Navarre’s heart suddenly stopped.
They reacted quickly: First they covered the dying animal with warm blankets and then immediately performed CPR.
Then, a miracle: He started breathing again!
The team rushed Navarre to the Monte Adone Centre for Conservation and Research of Exotic and Wild Fauna.
There, doctors made another startling discovery:
The wolf had been shot over 30 times! If he was going to fully recover, it was going to be a huge battle.
Who would shoot this beautiful animal 30 times? And how did it survive until help arrived?
These are questions that are difficult to answer but in the end, the heartwarming result proves that God wanted this creature to live.
And combined with the immense efforts of a stalwart rescue team, Navarre did indeed survive for a while longer.
Sadly, he didn’t make it to fully recovery, as he passed some months later due to illnesses sustained from the injuries.
But it IS possible to save animals from seemingly impossible situations.
We should all be inspired by that fact!
Source: Honest to Paws