Friendship Between Stray Dog And Orphaned Deer Blossoms In Kansas Cemetery

The unlikely friendship between a stray dog and a lonely doe came to an end this week, when officials from a local no-kill animal shelter set up a humane trap for the dog.

The two misfits had been inseparable for the past couple of months, roaming throughout Kansas City’s 43-acre Elmwood Cemetery, the Kansas City Star reports. The deer was born at the cemetery last year, but lost her mom to a car. Ella has since become a sort of mascot for the cemetery.

Volunteers had been leaving food and water out for the dog, which was scared of people. Cemetery officials and volunteers said that while the deer could survive the winter, there was concern that her companion the dog would not.

“Ella’s our mascot, and she apparently has got a friend in this dog, and she enjoys the company,” John Weilert, president of the Elmwood Cemetery Society, told the Star in an earlier report.

When people from Wayside Waifs shelter came to retrieve the trapped dog, Ella was right there as well. Cemetery officials said Ella stood by the animal control van as workers took the dog away, KCTV notes.

"It breaks my heart that they have to be separated, but they must," Elmwood trustee Bruce Mathews said in an email to friends of Elmwood, according to the Star.

However, he told KMBC that people could learn something from the pair's unlikely friendship.

"I have thought about all the Republicans and the Democrats who are in Washington who are supposed to be working for the common good, they can ... take a lesson from Ella and the dog," he told the station.

KMBC reports that Mathews hopes whoever adopts the dog will bring it back to visit with Ella. First, however, the pup must receive some care.(SOURCE)

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Responses to "Stray Dog And Motherless Deer Become Best Friends In Cemetery, But Fate Pulls Them Apart (VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    beautiful till some gun happy idiot sees an easy kill

  2. Anonymous says:

    That was the stupest thing in the world ,,Leave the poor Dog alone,,They were good togather ,,

  3. Anonymous says:

    I hope whoever adopts the dog takes him to visit his friend

  4. Unknown says:

    SOMEONE needs to adopt both, this is so sad! they should leave it there (the dog) how sad! Humans are so dumb!

  5. Unknown says:

    That's wonderful to see this friendship w/Animals.. You can tell by looking at the deer she wasn't scared of the dog, maybe cause it's small.. I hope to see more friendships like this in the future....

  6. Anonymous says:

    I seems to me that, lately, animals and their unlikely friendships with each other, are giving us a hint..." If we animals, from different species can be friends, why can't Man, of the same species, insist on killing each other?????

  7. Anonymous says:

    Maybe their bond helped keep both of them alive. Who knows what will happen to the deer now? Who will befriend it? Will it die of loneliness?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Leave it up to the stupid ass yard monkeys to ruin nature as it should be. It pisses me off when damn humans want to play god with everything on this planet.

  9. MJ Hayfield says:

    what a beauiful story. Reminds me of a Nat'l Geographic story a few years ago, about Polar Bears coming down to play with sled dogs at a camp. Animals can teach us so much. Also my litle dog, a long some years ago who befriended a cat . The cat had kittens, and my dog helped deliver them. As each kitten was born, my dog would lick off the sack, while the mother would chew the cord and take care of the afterbirth. Also, when the kittens (5 of them) were a little older, the dog would go back to their bed and one by one carry them out to the living room, where he would lay there and watch them crawl and squirm around. I witnessed it all, along with my husband and daughter. Amazing!!! The little dog was named Corky, the cat was Tilly. How can you not love these creatures. All of them.

  10. Anonymous says:

    so sad to hear of the dog and the deer being torn apart friendships of animals are speacial and it should be so its a pity some canit adopt both of them because theses animals are friends people never thing what this can do to animals we are so much like animals in a way make a friend become close and when that friend has to go we get hurt and i bet it was the same as the deer and the dog got hurt because they had to go there seperate ways so sad indeed

  11. Anonymous says:

    could the dog have been there because his owner is buried there?

  12. I actually have dogs that encountered a doe and her two fawns, and they have become acquainted. Deer are much more intelligent and social than we give them credit for. This doe is so comfortable around us that she followed us home and now resides in my yard. Love it!

  13. This is so sad. But deer can travel long distances. I'm sure she or he will find other buddies somewhere. I just hope she or he doesn't end up as someone's dinner. And it is so heartwarming to see how many people care about these animals.

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