Here Is Something Nice

Mark Freeley was walking his dogs, Storm and Sara, along the beach near the Long Island Sound when Storm ran off and jumped into the water after detecting a deer fawn in need of help. He swam to the struggling baby and grabbed her by the neck, dragging her to shore, where Storm proceeded to nudge and paw the panting deer, trying to help her recover.

image of a large white dog lying beside a deer fawn on a rocky beach

Freeley then wisely contacted an animal rescue team to help.
When Frank Floridia and Erica Kutzing of the Strong Island Animal Rescue League tried to get close to the deer, however, the skittish animal ran into the water again — this time, swimming even further out than before.

Floridia jumped into the water to save it.

"It was a do-or-die situation," the rescuer told the New York Daily News. "I really didn't have much of a choice. If I didn't go in the water, the deer would've died."

Thankfully, Floridia managed to bring the deer back to land. He and Kutzing then transported it to the Star Foundation, a Long Island nonprofit animal rescue organization.
In a Facebook update, the Strong Island Animal Rescue League reported the deer "will receive fluids, feedings, and when old enough she will be released back into the wild. She has a few superficial wounds from her exciting day but will survive."

Rescuer Kutzing says of the heroic dog who started this remarkable rescue: "I think we could all learn something from Storm. If we just learn to treat each other nicely and look out for each other, despite our differences, the world would be a better place."

And how. Good dog.

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