Kentucky man frees deer from fence

Published: May. 24, 2016 at 8:46 PM EDT
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Monday morning started like another normal day at work for Stefan Tate at his antique shop in Jessamine County. That is until he heard a strange sound coming from a shed outside.

"We just so happened to hear a noise back there and that's what triggered us to look," Clairbourne Antiques owner Stefan Tate said.

That's when Tate found a young deer stuck in an iron fence.

"When we first saw him he was trying to kind of pull himself through."

To help get the deer out, Tate called over nearby business owners. The only option to save it was to cut a portion of the fence.

Thanks to some help from volunteers at the Wolf Run Animal Sanctuary, Tate and the others were able to save the deer but not the fence.

"That's OK," Tate said. "We can replace the gate. It doesn't matter. We would cut the whole thing down if we would've had to."

While not a typical Monday for Tate, he says he's glad the way things ended up.

"You know anytime you could save a life like that I think that's what we wanted to do."

Officials at Wolf Run say the deer was treated and was able to be released back into the wild.

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