Dog swims through Long Island Sound to rescue baby deer

Mark Freeley, 53, was out for a walk with his dogs, Storm and Sara, on Sunday morning when they spotted a small fawn swimming in the harbor.

Once the dog brought the baby deer onto shore, he stood watch over it as Freeley called for help.

“Storm is trying to save this baby deer”, Freeley can be heard saying.

“Storm just plunged into the water and started swimming out to the fawn, grabbed it by the neck and started swimming to shore”, Freeley said.

“And then he started nudging it, and started pulling it to make sure she’s gonna be OK I guess”, Freeley said. The fawn got spooked and ran back to the water.

“This time it went out even further”, Freeley said.

The deer appeared to be breathing, so Storm and his owner stayed with it until a veterinarian and a representative from Strong Island Animal Rescue showed up, WTVT reports.

The vet was able to get the fawn to her vehicle and is now being treated.

Unfortunately, the fawn had to be rescued a second time.

He credited the hard part to his partner Erica Kutzing.

The fawn was eventually taken to an area animal rescue, which will care for it until it’s back on its feet.

The deer was covered in ticks and had an eye injury but is expected to be OK.