This is another reason why dogs are considered to be “man’s best friend”, but in this case, not only is this dog a best friend to men, he is also best friend to a deer.
The heroic dog’s name is Storm and he lives in Long Island, New York with his owner Mark Freely. They were out for a walk and they noticed the deer. Immediately the dog just jumped into the Long Island Sound, which is the body of water between Connecticut and Long Island, to rescue a young deer stuck in the water.
According to the dog’s owner, Mark Freeley, “Storm just plunged into the water and started swimming out to the fawn, grabbed it by the neck, and started swimming to shore. Once Storm reached the, he put the deer on the ground, laid next to it and started to nudge it. Freeley stated that after the initial rescue, the deer ran back into the water, presumably frightened by Storm and the ordeal.
Freeley and Frank Floridia, of animal rescue group Strong Island Rescue,” took the charge this time and both waded into the water after the fawn. “The second rescue was a lot of anxiety and it took about eight minutes to get a rope around the animal. Once rescued, the deer was carried to the rescue’s van. It was reportedly covered in ticks and sustained an eye injury, but now it’s resting at a local animal rescue until it’s recovered.
What an amazing dog who appeared to care about the welfare of another animal.
Source CBS New York