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UPDATE: Injured deer stuck on beach in Avon Lake for nine days had to be euthanized

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Posted at 7:13 PM, Mar 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 11:12:42-04

UPDATE: The Ohio Division of Wildlife was dispatched Sunday evening to Avon Lake for a rescue attempt for the injured deer. But sadly, because it's left leg was so badly broken, it ultimately had to be euthanized

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An injured deer has been stuck on a beach in Avon Lake for over a week now.

 

The deer is behind the house of Anne Ryan.

 

Ryan said she believes she heard the deer get struck by a car nine days ago.

 

No one knows how the deer, which appears to have a broken left leg, made it down to the beach.

 

The deer has been unable to climb back up from the beach.

 

Ryan worries the deer hasn’t eaten and with the snowstorm coming, she’s concerned the deer has no shelter.

 

Tim Jasinski with the Lake Erie Nature Center, where they rescue injured animals, said the Division of Wildlife doesn’t allow them to rescue adult deer.

 

Jasinski said adult deer are too aggressive and don’t do well in captivity.

 

Ryan worries if the deer can’t find a way out, authorities will have to put the deer down, so it doesn't have to suffer.

 

UPDATE: The Ohio Division of Wildlife was dispatched this evening to Avon Lake for a rescue attempt for the injured deer. But sadly, because it's left leg was so badly broken, it ultimately had to be euthanized.