Well, there are 14 fawn, at last count, and several of the older ones, that were rescued first, are holding on! Yay! One just doesn't know with these little guys...But here are some pictures of the fawn at Green Mountain Deer Rescue, frolicking in the outdoor pens, enjoying watermelon and spaghetti (yes!), and showing their appreciation!
This little guy was found by a couple who live in Burnsville. The lady had been seeing a mama deer and her two fawn around their home. Then, a couple of days ago, she heard a fawn cry just outside. Thinking that the mom would be back, they waited overnight but mom and sibling didn't come back. That was when they decided to call Angela and Keith brought him in. Nature can be cruel sometimes. A mother might abandon her weaker baby if there is not enough food for everyone.
Keith and Angela now have 14 fawn to take care of! They are working around the clock and really appreciate the help that volunteers who have signed up are able to give them. Knowing that there will be someone else, allows them to take turns to get a break. Some of the "older" fawn are now spending time outdoors, weather permitting. This is step 1 in the process of being released later on in the year. Some of them are even eating foods, like grapes and cut up apple, in addition to their staple- goat's milk.
We are the Happer's who have recently moved to Green Mountain, NC. We are neighbors and want to help Angela and Keith with their unique mission of deer rescue and rehab. If you would like to help by volunteering your time or donating please go to this link: