BCSO Sergeant Todd Beuer Rescues Hours Old Fawn Who Wouldn’t Have Survived the Night
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // April 23, 2018
fawn recovering at Viera Animal Specialty and Emergency Hospital
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA– Early last week Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Todd Beuer while on patrol at the south end of Lake Andrews Blvd. in the area of the new Bridgewater Subdivision was stopped by a citizen who reported that there was an alligator in the roadway going into the subdivision.
Sgt. Beuer immediately traveled to the described area and noticed a small alligator in the roadway. As he was removing the alligator from the roadway he observed a small fawn in the grass.
Sgt. Beuer approached the fawn to check on its wellbeing at which time the fawn raised her head and started walking towards him.
He observed that the Fawn appeared to be undernourished and was barely able to stand up so he wanted to try and get the fawn to someone who could help with saving the animals life.
Field Training Officer Rob Rowell and Deputy Jennifer Perez-Underwood subsequently arrived on scene to assist Sgt. Beuer who had done everything possible to locate the fawn’s mother.
The team decided to transport the fawn to the Viera Animal Specialty and Emergency Hospital in an attempt to contact someone that could provide care.
The staff at the hospital immediately jumped into action and attempted several numbers they had with no success, however, Deputy Perez-Underwood stated that she knew someone who may be able to assist with the fawn and made contact with Heather of the Wild Florida Rescue.
Within minutes Heather responded to the scene and stated the fawn was in dire need of food and medical attention. Heather advised that the fawn was only several hours old and without the mother or someone to care for it, the fawn would probably not have made it through the night.
Heather advised that the Wild Florida Rescue had a Doctor on site and the fawn would receive the attention it needed.
Heather contacted our agency several days later and happily reported that the fawn had started the recovery process and appeared to be doing well as it was now in the care of a foster mama deer who could aid in helping save the fawn’s life.
This incident is just another perfect example of the care and compassion our Deputies exhibit each and every day as the work to keep everyone and everything safe in our community!!
Please join me in thanking Sgt. Beuer, F.T.O. Rowell, Deputy Perez-Underwood and Heather of the Wild Florida Rescue for all they did to help rescue and save this precious animal.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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