England, Uk: Brilliant Les and the Crew at Tiggywinkles Work to Save ‘Rupert’ the Baby Deer

Here at SAV as you will know, much of our work is very upsetting and testing for all involved.

So, for a change, it was decided to show you the better, brighter side of what animal welfare concerns are about.

The following is about ‘Rupert’, a baby deer who’s mother was very severely injured in a road accident.  Rupert is now in an incubator in the intensive care unit at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England, Uk.

 

Tiggywinkles do some fantastic work for all British wildlife, attempting to save every injured animal that is ‘lucky’ enough to end up at their hospital / care centre.
You can find out more about Tiggywinkles by visiting their site at

http://www.sttiggywinkles.org.uk/

http://www.sttiggywinkles.org.uk/who.html

At just six inches tall and weighing just over a pound, Rupert is now in an incubator in the intensive care unit at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital.

 
He has only recently opened his eyes.
  

Les Stocker, founder of Tiggywinkles, said: Rupert’s mother had very severe injuries.   We brought him out and got him breathing and then he went into an incubator on oxygen. He is now being fed by a tube. 
 
 
Dear deer: Rupert pulls a striking pose for the camera

Staff are optimistic Rupert, now five days old, will make a full recovery.
Deer are very, very tricky but this one has spirit.
He’s extremely feisty little guy and quite pushy, Mr Stocker said.

Asleep: Rupert takes 40 winks

SAV send thanks to the brilliant Les and to all the team at Tiggywinkles.

Fight on Rupert ! – Grow, big, strong and majestic !

All photographs – Jeff Moore