It’s a police officer’s duty to help everyone in their community, whether they be human or animal. We’ve seen many heartwarming stories of officers stepping up to help animals in unexpected ways.
That was the case in one feel-good story from Kentucky this week, as officers responded to a call about a distressed deer… and ended up helping her deliver her babies!
Deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Tuesday about a deer that had been laying in a local’s yard for two days.
According to a Facebook post from the department, the officers often deal with domestic animals, but a wild animal like a deer was more out of the ordinary.
An Animal Control Officer named Lisa arrived on the scene and quickly realized what was causing the deer’s distress: she was in labor! Lisa reportedly assisted in the delivery of the first fawn, and two more officers, identified as Gene and Sgt. Bull, arrived to help out with the birth of its twin.
“The baby fawns were tended to and assisted with bottles of milk while momma was assessed and helped to drink water via a syringe,” the Warren County Sheriff’s Office wrote.
The deer and her two fawns were transported to a temporary home at a rehabilitation facility. The deer are reportedly “doing great,” and the mother is “showing improvements” after receiving medical care.
The sheriff’s department shared the story, calling it the “feel-good story of the week” and thanking the responding officers for their “caring hearts.”
Thank you to these officers for helping this mama deer give birth! We’re glad the doe and her babies are doing well now!
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