Firefighters lauded for deer rescue
Published: June 2, 2008 | 7102nd good news item since 2003
The rescue squad in Nashua, New Hampshire, is being recognized for saving a deer from a tight situation.
Nashua Fire Rescue freed the small doe on Memorial Day from a fence around a cemetery using a metal-cutting saw that it usually uses to extricate people from car wrecks. The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is saying thank you by giving Fire Rescue its “Compassionate Fire Department Award.”
The deer made it most of the way through a six-inch opening in the fence around Woodlawn Cemetery, but got its pelvis stuck. Fire Rescue put a blanket over the animal before cutting part of the fence. The deer – which apparently had only scrapes and bruises – promptly took off.