This is the touching moment when a heroic dog jumped into the lake, paddle about 200ft from the shore, and saved a fawn from drowning. But the caring dog didn’t stop here. He continued to care for the little creature, even after he had brought it out of the water.
Earlier this month, Ralph Dorn from Virginia went for a walk with his 6-year-old Goldendoodle, Harley. Because there’s a lake not far from their house, Ralph and his furry companion often go there, as it’s a great place for active people to unleash their adventurous spirit.
Although Harley loves to explore places around the lake, he never strays too far from his owner. Only this time, the dog suddenly disappeared and was nowhere to be seen. But it was only when Ralph looked over the lake that he spotted his puppy. And he was not alone. The ex-Marine soon noticed that his dog was carrying another animal.
A little fawn found itself in the middle of the lake, unable to return to the shore. It’s impossible to explain how it happened in the first place, but what’s certain is when Harley spotted the baby deer struggling, he jumped into action and saved it. But that’s all because even when he managed to bring the helpless animal to shore, the caring dog still stayed by its side and took care of it.
Ralph told People: “Harley didn’t want to leave this fawn. “He just kept interacting with it, licking it, taking care of it. We could immediately tell that, even as a puppy, he had such a good heart. He has always been like that with children and animals. He loves them all.”
Ralph said he didn’t know how the baby deer ended up in the middle of the lake, but he’s so proud his dog saved the day in such a way! The proud owner finally decided to share Harley’s heroic act on Facebook, and it immediately went viral with lots of people praising the kind-hearted dog.
“Not sure how the fawn got out there but apparently Harley didn’t ask why. He just started acting up,” Ralph wrote in a viral post. “The baby stopped bleeding, wagged his tail, they touched their noses, and Harley was calmly back home with me.”