THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Q - A deer has been injured – can it be helped?

If you have found an injured young fawn, it is best to call your local wildlife rehabilitation centre and describe the injury to assess whether or not the rehabilitators are able to do anything about the injury and if you can bring the fawn into the rehabilitation centre or have it picked up. Unfortunately, there is very little that wildlife rehabilitators are able to do for an injured adult deer because of the size, strength, and danger of working with adult deer. If you are able to approach an injured adult without it running off, it is very likely that the deer is too badly injured to survive on its own. If the deer is immobile the most humane option is to call the RCMP or the police department and have the deer put down.

 

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