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30 Seconds of Joy: Women Rescue Bleating Fawn Trapped in Fence

30 Seconds of Joy: Women Rescue Bleating Fawn Trapped in Fence

As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day here in the United States of America, those of us who love animals have so many reasons to be grateful.  Here’s a very short story that reflects the spirit of kindness that dwell inside every animal advocate.  Enjoy!

Written by Marylin Kraker of Michigan (USA)

It was late when we returned to our rural home after a Whitecaps baseball game, and we heard a very loud bleating, like a goat. We found a fawn with its leg twisted in the wire fence across the road.  It was one of the twins I had been watching for a couple of weeks.

My two sisters were visiting and helped hold the little fawn down while we tried to figure out how to get it loose. My partner ran to the house for wire cutters, but by the time he got back we had managed to turn the fawn so his leg came loose.

Fortunately the fawn wasn’t cut, just lost a little hair.  He ran off and I’ve seen the twins and their mother occasionally all summer afterwards.  I have such a wonderful memory of that little, warm body, safely returning to its mother.

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6:01AM PDT on May 29, 2013

I wonder if every person who grows up to be a hunter or animal abuser was made to hold a baby animal close to their chest, and feel it's soft, warm body and heart beating in time with their own, would they grow up any different.

6:05PM PST on Feb 22, 2012

Great story.

1:10PM PST on Feb 21, 2012

It's wonderful to know, there are still special, kind and humbled people in the world such as the lovely people that helped this fawn. God saw what you did and he will bless you for your kind deed if not now, somewhere down the road and all the animal lovers such as myself can't thank you enough.

2:40PM PST on Feb 20, 2012

How lovely to read something good for a change :)

6:56AM PST on Feb 20, 2012

good job!!

5:00AM PST on Feb 20, 2012


4:59AM PST on Feb 20, 2012

What a heart warming story.After reading about the beautiful buck that was saved reading this was a great topper for the day.Precious fawn saved by people who cared wow loved it.To know you saw that baby back with Mom and sibling because of you Marylin must be so rewarding.Wonderful!! Good People!!

4:03AM PST on Feb 20, 2012


6:39AM PST on Dec 18, 2011

great article, thanks for sharing :)

2:07PM PST on Dec 4, 2011

What a nice story with a happy ending.

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