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Injured deer draws roadside compassion

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sally Kingston of Lincoln, Neb., tries to comfort an injured fawn at about 11 a.m. Friday, July 27, near Boulders Inn & Suites in north Milford. Kingston was traveling with Jerry Frahm of Denison when the couple pulled over to check on the young animal. A few additional cars gathered along the roadside and onlookers attempted to contact DNR officials. A Dickinson County Sheriff's Deputy arrived moments later to help determine the most humane course of action. The deer sustained internal injuries and could not be saved.
(Photo by Russ Mitchell)

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Poor little soul.

At least someone gave it some comfort and called for help in its final moments.

Another sunflower for God's garden but too many of these tragic accidents occur.

-- Posted by Muffet on Tue, Aug 7, 2012, at 9:39 AM

Can I really be the ONLY person who responded and commented on this story - and only at this late date because only just seen it........

-- Posted by Muffet on Tue, Aug 7, 2012, at 9:41 AM

I agree Muffet!!! I'm so glad that there are still some people out there that are willing to sacrifice a minute of their time to help an animal, regardless if it was only to give a gentle touch before it passed away. I don't get online as often as I used to so this is the first I'm seeing this article.

-- Posted by AshlyMeyer on Wed, Aug 8, 2012, at 3:41 PM

This breaks my heart. This is also the first I've seen of the story and it brings tears to my eyes. But I'd rather see an animal humanely euthanized than to be left suffering.

-- Posted by JTennant on Thu, Aug 9, 2012, at 11:35 AM

A little follow-up: When we stopped to help the fawn, we were distressed to hear that she had been beside the road for 4 hours, hurting and afraid. Several other folks stopped when they saw us beside the road, and together, we took the fawn to a vet outside Spirit Lake. He was hopeful initially, and even said he knew someone who did wild animal rehab. However, when he x-rayed her, it was clear that her intestines were ruptured, and there was no way to save her. She was humanely euthanized. It was very, very sad. Thank you all for your comments of support.

-- Posted by poodles on Sat, Aug 11, 2012, at 7:55 PM

I have to agree JTennant THANK you so much Poodles for doing something for this poor little baby!!!! It is tremendously sad that she had to be put down but at least she didn't have to continue to lay there by herself terrified and suffering! I hope that more people see this article and take it upon themselves to get involved the next time they see something like this as well!

-- Posted by AshlyMeyer on Sun, Aug 12, 2012, at 11:04 AM

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