Sad ending

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
February 10, 2016 11:57pm CST
Several years ago there was a story about a rescue in Wisconsin that was invaded by a swat team. Their purpose? Get custody of a baby deer and euthanize it, because it's illegal to keep deer in Wisconsin. The rescue had intended to send it to another state where it is legal. These guys came in, held a bunch of senior citizens and teenagers hostage, no phone calls, nothing, for several hours over a deer. Talk about overkill. Which brings me to my story. I was driving to my sister's for her birthday, and had to slow down for a car stopped at the side with its emergency lights on. As we passed, I saw there was a buck sitting there with a broken leg. His eyes were looking straight at me. I asked my brother-in-law if there were any rescues that rehabilitate deer, or if they just shoot them. You know the answer. I didn't tell the kids, but when we drove home later that night, he was dead by the side of the road. Sad.
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@LeaPea2417 (23160)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Feb 16
That is sad they had to shoot him. I wish there was a rehab place for injured animals like that one you saw.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Feb 16
I do too. I don't know how severely he was injured, but I wish there was something to take care of the ones that could be helped.
• United States
11 Feb 16
It's more humane to put them out of their misery, no matter how sad it is. Why they could not have sent said deer to a place that does rehabilitate them, I am not sure.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Feb 16
Depends on what's wrong with them. My problem is not that they put them out of their misery, it's that they do it even when there is a possibility that they might be helped.