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In One Ear: Doe in distress

Astoria Police Department helps rescue deer
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on November 10, 2017 12:01AM


“I want to give a shout out to the Astoria Police Department,” Diane Finucane wrote, “particularly Deputy Chief Eric Halverson and Patrol Officer Kenny Hansen. They came to the rescue of a doe who was hung upside down on a very high retaining wall.

“Her right hind leg hoof was stuck in a fence,” she explained. “She was struggling with all her might to free herself. I have no idea how long she was hanging there. I saw her and called the police department.” Soon thereafter, help arrived.

“When Eric saw the situation, he climbed over my fence and asked for a hammer to try and free her hoof. He got her free! The deer went to the ground, and a few minutes later moved to a nearby location. Her right leg may give her a problem, but we will wait and see at this time. Some time after that, I saw her move, and then she stood a while and rested. So hope for the best.

“After Eric and Kenny left, an Oregon State trooper came and took a look, and he also said to just let her be, and see what happens.” The last time Diane saw the doe, she was with her fawn, resting under a tree in a neighbor’s yard. The next time she looked, the two were gone.

“Thank God for these men,” Diane declared. “I am thankful the officers respond to these incidents.”



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