The Talker: Deputies raid Wis. animal shelter, kill baby deer - New York News

The Talker: Deputies raid Wis. animal shelter, kill baby deer

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Every year in Wisconsin, more than 200,000 deer are hunted and killed, but the death of one deer in particular has many people outraged.

A family from Illinois had recently brought "Giggles" the fawn to the Saint Francis Animal Shelter in Bristol, Wisconsin, but because Kenosha County is an area where animals have come down with "chronic wasting disease," it's against the law to harbor a wild deer.

So, the shelter had a deer and state officials weren't happy.

You might think a few phone calls or a warning could solve this one, but that's not what happened. The Department of Natural Resources got a search warrant, raided the shelter, and killed the fawn.

Shelter President Cindy Schultz told the Kenosha news: "I've never seen anything like it, and it was all over finding a baby deer. Instead of letting us explain where she was going, they sent in an army and killed her."

On Facebook, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has a different spin. They say, "Last week, our warden staff had the difficult and emotional job of removing a fawn that was illegally taken out of the wild and into captivity. None of our staff take joy in these situations. In the end, we are charged by the citizens of Wisconsin to carry out state laws mandated by the legislature. It is a responsibility we take very seriously. We don't have the ability to pick and choose which laws to enforce."

Click here to visit the Facebook petition page for Giggles the fawn.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • NY man arrested on DWI charge after friend killed

    NY man arrested on DWI charge after friend killed

    Police say a Long Island man struck and killed a friend after she got out of his car and started walking because she believed he was drunk.
    Police say a Long Island man struck and killed a friend after she got out of his car and started walking because she believed he was drunk.
  • Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014

    Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:31:59 GMT
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.
  • G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:37:26 GMT
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
    The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
    The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices