Update: Michigan DNR Threatens To Take Pet Deer — The Deer Can Stay!
It’s been five years since a car hit a pregnant deer outside the home of a Michigan family. Before passing, the momma deer gave birth to a fawn and the family decided to care for it.
They nursed the baby deer and kept her as their pet, naming her Lily. Recently the DNR has been fighting to take Lily away, saying that they aren’t allowed to keep her, because they aren’t licensed to rehabilitate wildlife. The owners have become so close with Lily that she sleeps on a futon with the cats, and even plays fetch with the Frisbee.
The Family got 10,000 signatures together and the verdict came in that Lily can stay as their pet! The only condition is that they need to build a fence to keep her on their property and also get her tested.