American Ohio residents, together and at their own expense, for a few days rescue deer that floated on an ice floe, but were then forced to put it to sleep because they refused to accept a broken-legged animal, and state laws prohibit it at home hold. A complete rescue operation was filmed.
The most important actions on Lake Erie near Cleveland took place last Wednesday, March 13. By the time Tim Bennett, his wife and their neighbors watch the artiodactyl's attempts to leave the ice floe for more than a day, slowly floating about 180 meters from the shore, The Cronicle said. The animal jumped into the water, but could not overcome the strip of ice cream and therefore returned to the original.
Deer spent, according to Bennett, a few days on his "floating boat", covering dozens of miles in the water. When he realized that the animal had almost no strength, he called an old acquaintance who owned the Cleveland-based company Underwater Marine Contractors – his employees are not used to performing various cold water operations. Tim even promised to pay part of the costs, but the entrepreneur promised to do everything at his own expense.
On Wednesday, after they had put the boat into the water with considerable difficulty, two employees of the company set out for the animal. The latter tried to escape at the sight of the rescuers, but got stuck in the ice pudding – the thickness reached 10 centimeters. But even in this position the deer could resist a man who descended into the water and forced him to chase himself. Eventually the artiodactyl was lashed, hoisted on board, wrapped in a blanket and taken to the coast. Then it turned out that the animal had a broken foreleg.
The vet who was brought to the site brought sad news – the deer should fall asleep because all animal protection organizations refused to accept it, and it would be against the law if a lifeguard would leave the animal – it is forbidden to see deer as keep pets in Ohio.
After a short farewell, the vet took the rescued person to sleep.
"We did everything we could, it's better to die than to be eaten by coyotes, and it's better than doing nothing," Bennett said sadly.