WSPA: The Georgia Department of Natural Resources rescued a “pet” fawn after a couple took it inside a Georgia Walmart.
According to the department of natural resources, a game warden was notified by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office that two people had brought their “pet” fawn deer to Walmart.
The game warden was able to track down the couple and confiscate the deer.
From the DNR Facebook Page:
Just when you think you've seen it all, Game Warden Saxon Campbell got a call from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office about two subjects who had brought their "pet" fawn deer to Walmart. Campbell was able to track the subjects down and the deer was confiscated and turned over to a local licensed wildlife rehabilitator and a citation was issued for possession of wildlife without a permit. This is a good time to remind everyone that just because you find a fawn "abandoned" by its mother, it most likely has just been left alone until she returns and should never be moved.