This is the heartwarming moment a heroic dog jumped into a lake, paddled about 200ft off shore and saved a fawn from drowning. But the caring dog did not stopped here. He kept caring for the tiny creature, even after he had taken her out of water.
Earlier this month, Ralph Dorn from Virginia went for a walk with his 6-year-old Goldendoodle, Harley. Since there’s a lake not far from their house, Ralph and his furry companion usually go there, because it is a great spot for the energetic got to unleash his adventurous spirit.
Although Harley loves to explore the places around the lake, he never goes too far from his human. Only this time, all of a sudden the dog has gone and he was nowhere to be found. But only when Ralph looked on the surface of the lake, he spotted his pup. And he was not alone. The ex-marine soon noticed that his dog was carrying another animal.
A tiny fawn found itself in the middle of the lake, unable to get back on shores. It is unexplainable how it got in the first place, but what is certain is when Harley spotted the baby deer struggling, he just jumped in the action and saved it. But that’s all, because even after he managed to take the helpless animal to shore, the caring dog still remained on its side and look after it.
“Harley didn’t want to leave the fawn,” Ralph told People. “He just kept interacting with it, licking it, caring for it. We could tell right away, 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 had no idea how the baby deer ended up in the middle of the lake, but he’s very proud his dog managed to save the day in such a way! The proud owner eventually decided to share on Facebook Harley’s heroic act and it immediately went viral with so many people praising the kindhearted dog.
“Not sure how the fawn got out there but Harley obviously didn’t ask why, he just jumped into action,” Ralph wrote in a now viral post. “The little one stopped bleating, tail wagging, they touched noses sniffed each other and Harley came calmly back to the house with me.”