Fruita Family Rescues Fawn, Must Surrender to CPW
A Fruita family who 'adopted' a young deer is being forced to return her to nature.
The fawn was found ensnared in barbed wire. The Woodhams family rescued her, took her home and nursed the animal back to health. Within those few weeks, the deer basically became a member of the family.
But now, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department is saying that this arrangement is illegal. People are not allowed to keep wildlife as pets.
I understand the point of this law, but it's not like they are housing a mountain lion.