Fawn rescued from embankment in Saugus
SAUGUS, Mass. (WHDH) -- A fawn was rescued by an Animal Control officer after it became stuck on an embankment near Route 1 in Saugus.
Animal Control Officer Harry Young responded after receiving calls from a car wash of a deer in distress.
He helped scoop up the fawn, believed to be just weeks old, with the help of firefighters. It was trapped near an embankment, separated from its' mother.
“It was the size of a small poodle,” said Officer Young.
The fawn had trouble staying on its feet, so Young brought it to the Saugus Animal Hospital.
The animal checked out okay, so Young brought the fawn back to the same area so it could be reunited with its mother.
“I just let him go, and he walked a few things and he started calling out for its mother. So the mother’s not going to come when I’m standing there, so I took further off back into the woods and it just disappeared,” Officer Young said.
It was a rewarding rescue for the 20-year veteran.
“To have a little baby fawn in your arms and to take it out and try to reunite it with its mother and make sure everything’s okay with it. It was a good feeling,” Officer Young said.