Published: Tue, July 18, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Video shows dog rescuing baby deer floating in waters off Long Island

Video shows dog rescuing baby deer floating in waters off Long Island

"I think it's so popular because of the concern that Storm showed to the fawn afterward when it came to the beach", Freeley said.

Storm and his owner Mark Freeley were on a walk Sunday when the dog jumped into rushing water and swam over to the deer.

When Storm got back to shore, he put the deer down and laid down next to it, encouraging it to stand up once more.

'And then he started nudging it, and started pulling it to make sure he was gonna be okay guess, ' Freeley said.

But the ordeal wasn't over yet.

A NY man and his dog are being credited for rescuing an exhausted fawn floating in Long Island Sound not just once, but twice.

Once on land, the fawn ran off but soon collapsed, Freeley said.

Freeley immediately called the experts to check on the fawn.

Freeley and a representative from Strong Island Animal Rescue waded into the water to save the confused fawn a second time.

Floridia swam out to retrieve the fawn, which he said is about 3 months old.

The deer was carried to the rescue's van.

She's being cared for at an animal rescue until she can be released, WCBS reported.

When the animal was taken to a vet to get checked out it was found to be covered in ticks and had an eye injury.

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