Photos: Adorable fawn rescued from Connecticut highway

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford police officers had an unusual day on Sunday taking care of a fawn that was rescued from the side of a highway after its mother had been struck by a car.

(Photo: Hartford police)
(Photo: Hartford police)

According to Hartford police, a concerned motorist gave them a call to report that a fawn was standing beside its mother next to a busy highway. Sadly, the mother deer had been struck by a car, but the fawn stood by its mother’s side.

(Photo: Hartford police)
(Photo: Hartford police)

The motorist took the fawn to the front door of the Hartford police department, where officers began caring for what they called their “little buddy”. Officials from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) were also called to assist with care for the fawn.

(Photo: Hartford police)
(Photo: Hartford police)

Hartford police report that the fawn is doing well, and has been placed at a rescue farm.

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