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Indiana Couple Faces Jail, Fines, for Rescuing Dying Baby Deer

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A couple in Indiana saved a baby deer that was attacked by coyotes, it had maggots in its bite wounds Now the couple may be fined & face jail time for helping the deer. DNR told them too let the deer die & the state wants to euthanize the deer

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Florence Eaise (132)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 12:08 pm
Te state wanted to kill the deer saying it was now a threat to humans because the couple kept the deer for two years can you imagine that? Ridiculous! The woman who helped save little orphan Dani, the deer, is now facing $500.00 dollar fine and up to 60 days in jail all for doing the right thing and saving the baby deer. The state was coming to kill the deer but the womans father who is 80 years old let the deer go before the state could kill it! Thanks God for these good people or that deer wouldve been DEAD, especially if the DNR had anything to say about it!

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 7:02 pm
Thx Florence.

Additionally to this I found this on RT : (
Their trial will be held on March 7 in Fayette County, but the Councellers say they have no regrets.

As the couples’ story received widespread media attention, the Councellers gained thousands of supporters, many of which signed an online petition demanding the the Connersville Police Department drop the charges. A Facebook group called “Drop Charges Against Connersville Police Officer” had more than 30,000 “likes” before 5 p.m. EST Wednesday, while the online petition had more than 25,000 signatures.

The petition’s founder, John Wadby, said he has also raised $1,000 to pay for any fines that might be inflicted upon the couple.

“I’ve got their backs on every angle,” he told the New York Daily News on Tuesday. “It’s not like these people are criminals – they’re good peple.”

Waudby said the media attention has drastically helped him procure signatures and that’s he’s now extending his campaign to target the law itself.

“It’s like a wildfire that you just can’t stop at this point,” he told AP.

Although it would be cheaper to pay whatever fines the city of Connersville might inflict upon the couple, rather than hire lawyers to defend themselves, the couple plans to fight.

“Sometimes, it’s not always about the DNR laws,” Jennifer Counceller said. “Sometimes it’s about common sense and what’s right in God’s eyes. And that’s what I’m going to stand for.”

Waudby said he plans to bring thousands of people with him to attend the Councellers’ court hearings in March.

Danuta W (1250)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 4:39 am

Sylvie Bermannova (42)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:14 pm
Thanks for sharing this touching and educational story, which, after all, has ended well :))

The rescuer was so right when he said, "Sometimes, it's not always about the DNR laws. Sometimes it's about common sense and what's right in God's eyes. And that's what I'm going to stand for." We need more such people. --
I often wonder what twisted logic legislators follow when creating laws like this, laws that basically confuse right with wrong. What good can ever be learned from being taught that saving abandoned and hurt animals is a criminal offense? No wonder when some take it literally... Yet, thankfully, some do not!

I have found out that, the petition on is now closed while there is a mention that also because over 150,000 people signed, the criminal charges against these good people were dropped!

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