Harmless Deer Seeking Emergency Care Killed by Police

October 29, 2015

I don’t want to talk about police, and you surely won’t find a bunch of stories about their wrongdoings on this site. But, this story was rather unique, because as it turns out dogs and humans aren’t the only one’s cops are murdering these days. According to The Guardian, innocent deer’s seeking emergency care are too.

A recent report claims an injured deer that had just been hit by a car brought itself to a New York hospital and walked into the emergency room. Officials say the deer made it about 20ft down a corridor before staff members corralled it.

The deer was struck by a vehicle before it entered the hospital, said Lori Barrette, a hospital spokesperson. It arrived with at least one broken leg.

The Monroe County sheriff’s office said two deputies happened to be at the hospital when the deer wandered in. Instead of taking the deer to the nearest veterinary clinic, they and hospital public safety officers strapped the deer to a gurney and wheeled it out to the parking lot and killed it.