A woman runs over a dog and then they discover it was a wolfNov 142021
The Civil Protection volunteers who came to the scene of the accident quickly realized that the animal was not a dog, a point that was later confirmed by veterinarians.
A wolf was rescued in Spain after being run over by a driver, who at first thought it was a dog.
The incident occurred on Thursday on a highway in the Galician province of La Coruña, in the extreme north-west of the country. The woman notified a relative of what had happened, who reported the injured animal to the authorities, details La Voz de Galicia.
The Civil Protection volunteers who appeared on the scene quickly realized that it was not a dog, but a young wolf. The predator was found in a semi-conscious state in the undergrowth about 60 meters from the place of the accident.
The animal was transferred to a veterinary clinic in the municipality of Laracha, where specialists confirmed that it was a wolf about six months old. After detecting several fractures and stabilizing its condition, the canid was taken to the Oleiros Wildlife Recovery Center, where it will continue its recovery treatment until it can rejoin its natural habitat.