Local Woman Nabs PETA Award For Deer Rescue

Chloe Dorsey Freed Deer From Two Different Fences During Morning Jog

For Immediate Release:
September 27, 2019

David Perle 202-483-7382

Stone Mountain, Ga. – A Compassionate Action Award is on its way from PETA to local resident Chloe Dorsey for rescuing a deer—not once but twice—during a morning run in Stone Mountain Park.

On Tuesday morning, Dorsey was mid-jog when she noticed a deer stuck between the metal bars of a fence in the park and two other deer standing guard nearby. She sprang into action and managed to bend the bars enough for the trapped animal to squeeze through and escape—but after running a short distance, she came upon a deer, seemingly the same one, stuck inside another fence. Unable to bend the bars this time, she jumped over the fence and nudged the deer just enough to help the animal wriggle free. “I have been an animal lover my whole life,” she says. “I knew I had to do something.”

“Thanks to Chloe Dorsey’s persistence, compassion, and strength, deer are running free in Stone Mountain Park instead of languishing, scared and stuck,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA encourages everyone to follow her example and always come to the aid of animals in distress.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—encourages homeowners to help keep their yards safe for animals by enclosing them with sturdy fencing without gaps, removing potentially poisonous plants or other materials, and covering any open sewer holes or pipes. Additional tips for living in harmony with wildlife are available here.

Dorsey will receive a framed certificate and a box of delicious vegan cookies.

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