Fawn Saved from Raging California Wildfire, Thanks Cop with Wet Sloppy Kiss


For the past week, details surrounding the raging Carr Fire in Northern California have been sobering.

The fire was first reported on July 23, and so far has claimed the lives of six people. Two children lost their lives, along with their great-grandmother when the fast-paced flames engulfed their house.

By July 30, the fire had devastated nearly 100,000 acres, CNN reported.

Fire crews are braving the dangerous heat, trying to contain the massive inferno. Some residents already know their homes have been lost — others are still waiting to find out their fate.

That’s why, in the midst of such sorrow, an orphaned fawn has brought encouragement and hope to communities desperate for a shred of good news.

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On July 28, the California Highway Patrol received a call about a four-legged resident who had been displaced by the wildfire. It was a fawn, approximately just one month old.

California firefighters found the baby deer but did not see the fawn’s mother. According to the CHP, there was no time to wait around for the fawn’s mother — the baby was too close to the flames.

CHP San Francisco Sergeant Fawson responded to the call for assistance. The fawn was tiny enough to be scooped up into Fawson’s arms for a quick patrol car ride to safety.

“The deer was released to, and will be cared for by a wildlife rescue,” CHP stated on social media.

The little guy seemed pretty pleased to be far away from the life-threatening fire.

The baby deer even appeared to thank Sgt. Fawson with a kiss on the cheek, a photo that has left viewers delighted.

“This is so touching and warms my heart in this crazy time!” one viewer wrote. “Animals are truly man’s best friend and I am glad to see CHP not only helping humans but also animals!”
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While many have praised the California Highway Patrol officers for having compassion on the fawn, the CHP has praised all the other personnel working together to get the Carr Fire under control.

“God speed @CAL_FIRE and all other agencies providing mutual aid,” CHP-San Francisco wrote on Twitter. “You are truly the Bravest.”

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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