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Sac Metro firefighters rescue injured fawn in Fair Oaks

Firefighters with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District minister to a fawn that suffered a broken hip when it became stuck in a fence in Fair Oaks.
Firefighters with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District minister to a fawn that suffered a broken hip when it became stuck in a fence in Fair Oaks. Photo courtesy Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, @metrofirepio

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District crews came the aid of an injured fawn that had become stuck in a fence.

Firefighters were called to a Fair Oaks home Thursday morning and found a fawn that apparently had tried to jump a fence with its mother but didn’t quite make it. Fire officials said the little deer was on its belly on the ground, with its leg stuck in the fence, according to a district news release.

Firefighters determined the fawn needed medical help and contacted the Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue. They covered the animal’s eyes, untangled it from the fence, splinted his leg and gently placed it in the back of a vehicle. The firefighters tended to the fawn until they could hand it off to fawn rescue staff members.

Fire officials said they received word that the fawn has a broken hip, but the prognosis for rehabilitation is good. It was given fluids, antibiotics and painkillers, and was reported improving Thursday afternoon.

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