Man loses his dog and finds him saving a baby deer


Residents of the town of Culpeper, Virginia, in the United States, can confirm that the heroes come in all the presentations after a Goldendoodle named Harley saved the life of a baby deer about to drown in the deep waters of Lake la town.

Ralph Dorn was looking for his sweet 6-year-old dog around the lake behind his house; when after a few minutes without finding it, she could see it swimming about 200 feet from the shore with another animal. After a few moments, Ralph realized that it was a small baby deer. The 62-year-old, originally from Virginia, posted on his Facebook account about the incident and wrote:


“I’m not sure how the fawn came out, but Harley obviously didn’t ask why, he just went into action.”

Harley drove the fawn to shore, and on land, Ralph helped the little boy up a steep space. After lifting the baby deer out of the water and onto the grass, Harley began to gently lick the body of the nervous deer.

After a moment, the boy’s mother appeared on the lawn, to keep an eye on what was happening with her baby, and once Ralph saw the mother, he took Harley home. The doe waited until they left and then left with her baby.

The next morning, while the man and his wife were quietly sipping coffee, something seemed to bother their canine companion.

Ralph wrote:

Harley got restless running from window to window. I opened the front door and we could hear the fawn bleating. Harley ran towards the tree line and found the fawn. The little boy stopped bleating, wagging his tail, they touched noses and sniffed each other and Harley calmly returned to the house with me.

After that short reunion, the fawn moved away, and at the end of the day, the baby and his mother were no longer around. Ralph considers that the little one was only a few days old, and since that incident, he has not seen the mother and her calf again. But Harley’s reaction isn’t something that comes as a surprise to the retired Marine Corps pilot.

“We realized right away, even when he was a puppy, that he had such a good heart. It has always been that way with children and animals. He loves them all.

Harley is actually quite a lovable boy; She has worked as a certified therapy dog, with the elderly in care facilities and has sat patiently with the children during reading hours at the local library. Plus, he loves hanging out with Ralph’s four grandchildren.

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