Once the buck was discovered and sedated, the rescue team got to work. “The glass bowl was removed, which turned out to be a light fixture cover, which probably had been filled with water the deer tried to drink,” the MCSPCA wrote on Facebook. “The buck was dehydrated from four days without food and water, and had a couple of scrapes probably from the poor visibility, but was able to get up and walk away after we cleaned him up and the sedative had worn off.”
While the deer appeared to have regained his strength once his head was freed, he still needed some help through Easter weekend. The MCSPCA received another call from the concerned neighbor later that day, when he noticed the deer had laid back down and was having difficulty breathing, too weak to find his herd.