ELBURN, ILLINOIS (CNN) – This little fawn is named Franklin. He was hiding in tall grass in rural Illinois, when a farmer accidentally ran over him with a tractor back in May. His front right leg had to be amputated and he lost part of his hooves on his other legs.
Veterinarians decided he’s a good candidate for a prosthetic leg.
Franklin has an up-hill battle, though.
He has to have continuous hands-on medical attention, with possibly another surgery and to learn to walk on three legs and eventually a prosthetic.
It’s unclear if Franklin will be adopted or if he’ll remain at Fox Valley Wildlife Center as an education animal.