WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Washington Township police officer saved a fawn early Sunday morning by performing an emergency C-section after the baby deer’s mother was hit by a car.
At around 3:30 a.m., animal control officer Robert Lagonera was called to the scene of a deceased doe that was hit and still had a moving fawn inside of her, the Washington Township Police Department said I a Facebook post.
Officer Vernon took the initiative and performed an emergency C-section on the deceased doe saving one of the two fawn inside.
Lagonera arrived and took the fawn home to dry it off and get it warm ,while rubbing its chest to help the underdeveloped lungs work.
While taking car of the fawn, Lagonera was dispatched again for a loose horse on the Washington/White Twp. boarder. Officer Vernon was again on scene and they both walked it back to its paddock. After some finagling we got it back inside.
“Now I’m running around getting the premature fawn the care it needs. No amount of coffee is too much today lol,” Lagonera said.