Thursday, July 20, 2017

Golden retriever rescues drowning baby deer

Mark Freeley was walking his dogs, Storm and Sara, by the Long Island Sound in New York state recently when Storm, an English golden retriever, suddenly jumped in the water and swam out into the sound before grabbing something by the neck and pulling it back to shore. It was a baby deer. Freeley captured the rescue on video which he posted to Facebook.  "What a morning," he wrote. "I can't believe this. Storm just saved a baby deer. When he laid down next to it and started nudging it and pawing it, that was really special."

Freeley then called the animal rescue league. When Frank Floridia (shown above) and Erica Kutzing arrived on the scene and got close to the deer, it ran into the water again, swimming farther than before. Floridia jumped in and rescued the animal. He and Kutzing transported the deer to the Star Foundation, a Long Island nonprofit animal rescue organization, where it is expected to make a full recovery and be released back into the wild in a few months. "I think we could all learn from Storm," rescuer Kutzing said. "If we just learn to treat each other nicely, despite our differences, the world would be a better place."

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