deer is nursed back to health by Burnham wildlife carers
young deer rescued by officers from Avon and Somerset Police has
been nursed to back to good health and released by Burnham-On-Sea
comes after a member of the public called police with concerns
for a young deer that appeared to be badly injured and in a distressed
state at the side of a road in Churchill in North Somerset.
were called to help and they found it needed care and alerted
Secret World Wildlife Rescue, who arranged for a volunteer to
bring the animal to their centre in East Huntspill where there
is a dedicated deer unit.
Rob Browne said: "When we arrived at the scene, the animal
seemed shaken and distressed. We were delighted to see that he
wasnt as badly hurt as we had first feared. We wanted to
ensure that he was well looked after so our Control Room contacted
Secret World. Im pleased to hear that he has since made
a full recovery and has been safely returned to the wild where
Thompson, Volunteer Rescuer for Secret World, said: "The
young male roe deer appeared to be in shock, possibly after being
struck by a vehicle, which can cause temporary blindness. They
are very sensitive animals and have a delicate temperament. Secret
World nursed it back to full health and we released him on Tuesday
wife, Vicki, and I have volunteered with Secret World since we
retired as teachers in 2004. Vicki volunteers one a day week in
the animal hospital, helping small mammals and we foster baby
animals like wild rabbits and hedgehogs - at home."
of the public are very important when it comes to a successful
rescue. Its all about teamwork."
Crabtree, Rescue Section Leader at Secret World, said: "We
rely on members of the public to call us about injured wild animals,
like this deer, so we can respond quickly and help them make a
full recovery. If you find an injured wild animal, call us on
01278 783 250. With our network of Secret World Response Drivers
(SWRDs) like Graeme, we can get animals in for treatment as quickly
as possible. If youd like to volunteer as an SWRD wed
love to hear from you!"