For the past three months, Foots and a coalition of animal lovers and welfare groups have been campaigning to save the little deer from certain death. Just before last Christmas, Daniel Andrews, the premier of Victoria, stepped in and called for an amendment to Rudolph's death warrant.
The case went all the way to the state's supreme court, where, at the end of last month, the case was shut down and the death warrant torn up.
Throughout the entire process, Rudolph had been kept in an unknown location that the government refused to disclose. But, with his life no longer in peril, he was finally released to his waiting forever home at Jirrahlinga.