Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Meet The Dog Who Became Famous For His Amazing Water Rescue.

Rushing To The Water

Rushing To The Water

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Mark noticed that Storm was suddenly running towards the water. He was a bit surprised, but figured the dog was just too hot. The summer in New York can sometimes be overwhelming, especially for a furry fella like Storm. Because he had never done it before, Mark was curious. It wasn’t long before he realized what Storm was doing.

He Was After Something

He Was After Something

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Storm was not trying to refresh himself. He was actually swimming towards something. Mark couldn’t figure out what the bobbing object was in the water. He figured maybe it was just a dead fish. Storm loved to eat, and would certainly not turn down some delicious fish. But Mark was concerned he would get sick if the fish was rotten. Boy, was he in for a huge surprise.

A Surprising Situation

A Surprising Situation

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As Storm got closer to the shore, he was hauling the unknown object in his mouth. It no longer looked like a fish and Mark had hoped it wasn’t a nasty piece of garbage. Storm finally made it to the shore and Mark couldn’t believe what it was that he had. Storm was dragging a baby deer! Storm gently placed it on the sand, but it wasn’t moving. Mark believed the deer was dead.

Storm Fought For The Fawn

Storm Fought For The Fawn

YouTube/Mark Freeley

Storm refused to give up, though. He softly nudged the baby deer with his nose, pawed at him, and even licked around its neck. Mark was finally able to detect a faint shaking in the deer. The deer was alive! Alive, but in shock. Mark headed back to the car to call for help, while Storm stayed by the fawn’s side. Mark wasn’t sure if the deer would survive, but Storm’s persistence gave him hope.

A Call For Help

A Call For Help

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Mark got in touch with the Strong Island Animal Rescue League. The director, Frankie Floridia, and his partner, Erica Kutzing, arrived shortly with leashes and nets. At that time, because of Storm’s care, the fawn remained alert, and was able to wobble on his tiny legs. All of a sudden, he darted back towards the water.

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