Newborn Fawn Rescued From Busy Highway

MOTORISTS AND MANHEIM TOWNSHIP POLICE OFFICERS WORK TOGETHER TO REUNITE BABY AND MOM


At 8:18 p.m., on Friday, May 29th, 2020, Manheim Township Police were dispatched to the area of Route 30 East at New Holland Pike for an animal complaint.  Numerous motorists had stopped to assist an apparent newborn deer (fawn), which had wandered onto the roadway.  The fawn was frightened and could barely walk.  The motorists told the responding officers that an adult female deer (doe) had been seen in a small field just south of the interchange.  The officers transported the fawn to the field to reunite it with the doe.  A Manheim Township Patrol Sergeant took an extra second to get his picture taken with the fawn before release.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, finding fawns separated from their adult mothers is not uncommon.  They noted that adult animals often leave their young while they forage for food, but they don’t go far, and they do return.  For more information on young wildlife in PA that appear 'abandoned,' please see the PA Game Commission's Facebook post highlighting this topic by clicking here.

MEDIA POST CONTACT: Sergeant Michael T. Piacentino, W: 717-569-6401 Ext: 1583, C: 717-340-2130, piacentinom@manheimtownshippolice.org