West Shore RCMP media release, “This Is What We Do”
On February 3rd 2021, at approximately 10:30 p.m. the West Shore RCMP received a call of a fawn that was stuck in a wrought iron gate at a residential property on Porcher Place in Colwood.
Officers arrived on scene and observed the fawn had been frantically struggling to get out of the fence while mother deer watched nearby. Officers called upon Colwood Fire and Rescue who used hydraulic spreaders to manipulate the fence and free the deer.
Generally animal complaints of this nature would go to Conservation officers, said Cst. Nancy Saggar West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.
“However, when they are not available police will step in and address the complaint. We are happy to report the fawn was freed and reunited with its mother. The homeowners were very understanding and gave permission to manipulate the fence as required but Colwood Fire and Rescue was able to restore the fence to near original state.”
Watch the rescue here: