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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A little fawn rescued from the rushing flood waters on Tuesday is getting stronger day by day.

According to the Lakeside Nature Center, the little fawn is doing much better and is recovering from her injuries. She was found in a storm drain near 51st Street and Indiana Avenue Tuesday. Samuel Jordan, Durrell Cox and Rebecca Willeford couldn't bare to leave her. They waited for the waters to recede after torrential rainfall, then climbed down into the drain to get her out.

The goal now is to release her in to the wild when she is healthy, but first caregivers at the Lakeside Nature Center must get her well. The fawn suffered hoof injuries after her wild ride in the rushing waters.

"All four of her hooves have been worn away on the bottom due to the rocks, concrete she was on - abrasions and open sores on all her hoofs," said Kimberly Hess with the nature center.

Hess said as adorable as she is, she's not a pet. For that reason, they have not named her.

"We have no idea where she went in, otherwise we would have tried to reunite her with her mother," Hess said.

No one knows how she got in, but three daring people went into the storm drain to get her out. It wasn't easy as the baby deer almost got swept away by the rushing waters multiple times.

Now, the fawn is getting three to four bottles a day and in time, three to four months, those at the nature center hope to give her a soft release into the wild.

"We'll open the doors for her to come and go and she pleases. We will feed her. It's a natural process and, when she's ready, she will go away from us," Hess said.

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