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 byMarylin Krakerof 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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Colin Wright
Past Member 5 years ago

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.

Joe R.
Joe R6 years ago

Great story.

Dresia V.
Dresia Vaughn6 years ago

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.

Yvonne S.
Yvonne S7 years ago

How lovely to read something good for a change :)

Fatima Ahmad
Fatima Ahmad7 years ago

good job!!

Quanta Kiran
Quanta Kiran7 years ago


Kathleen G.
Kathleen G7 years ago

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!!

Isabelle J.
Isabelle J7 years ago


Carrie Anne Brown

great article, thanks for sharing :)

Janice S.
Janice S7 years ago

What a nice story with a happy ending.