Attacked by a dog, a deer dies near the Rives du Loup, in Villeneuve-Loubet

The poor beast will not have survived. Thursday morning, the city of Villeneuve-Loubet is alerted by the equestrian center La Cavalerie. “We were told that a deer was prostrate below the road, between the Rives du Loup and Canyon Forest”recounts Albert Calamuso, deputy mayor, delegate for animal protection.

According to a witness, a husky not kept on a leash with its master would have attacked the deer, already very weakened. “He was missing an eye but that was not new. And he had superficial injuries. The dog must have attacked him when the deer was already weak and dehydrated.

With the help of the municipal police and forest rangers, the named “Arthur”, is taken to the veterinary clinic at the Hippodrome de Cagnes-sur-Mer. Nothing broken, no internal bleeding, but his condition is worrying. The animal finally died on Friday, at the beginning of the afternoon.

“It’s unfortunate, but we expected it. He was shocked, dehydrated, malnourished… The dog attack killed him but he wouldn’t have survived long anyway.” The chosen one wishes to remember two things: “Keep your dog on a leash in departmental parks and do not collect wildlife. The deer was obviously used to humans. If it was collected and released into the wild, it had no chance of surviving. only.”

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