Harlem, Parks workers go rogue with secret deer ‘rescue’ missions December 19, 2016 New York

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Parks workers go rogue with secret deer ‘rescue’ missions December 19, 2016 New York, New York Post
... Animal-loving Parks Department workers have been secretly bucking protocol by relocating critters out of the Big Apple so they won’t suffer the same fate as a beloved, one-antlered deer that died in city custody ...
     Harlem, The saga of a single-antlered deer in Harlem just ended tragicallyDecember 16, 2016 New York, Washington Post
... at 12:55 p.m. that the state was “securing the safe transport of the deer to suitable habitat upstate.” ... “The city did not accept our offer until just before noon today, and while we were arriving on scene the deer died in the city’s possession.” ...
     Harlem Deer Caught in City-State Tussle Has Died December 16, 2016 New York, New York Times
... stress and the day and a half that the deer spent at a city animal shelter in East Harlem... the city and state issued competing and sometimes self-contradicting updates on the deer and what should be done with him... He was beloved, a holiday-season gift to a beleaguered city, a surrogate reindeer camped out just a block from St. Nicholas Avenue...
     De Blasio's deer death wish is granted December 16, 2016 New York, New York Post
... “The deer died in the city’s possession,” a rep for the state Department of Environmental Conservation tweeted. “We offered yesterday to take possession of the deer. The city didn’t accept our offer ­until just before noon [Friday].” ...
     City Officials: Harlem Deer Dies Due To Stress Of Being In Captivity December 16, 2016 New York, CBS Local
... The deer’s death came after the city said, despite its concerns, it would handing over the deer to the state Department of Environmental Conservation to be relocated upstate.” ...

...  "The State itself has said it is not safe to relocate deer - and so the only humane and safe recourse is to euthanize the deer, and that will happen in the morning."...
     Lis Smith piles on de Blasio for ‘history of murdering animals’ December 16, 2016 New York, New York Post
... The charges by Lis Smith come as the mayor’s office is locking horns with Gov. Cuomo over the fate of a single-antlered buck that was roaming around Harlem but is now in the city’s custody...
     Captured Harlem Deer Gets a Reprieve, Only to Face Death Hours Later December 15, 2016 New York, New York Times
... At 7 p.m., the East Harlem animal shelter where the buck had been taken said it had just received orders from the city to put the animal to death.  But at 8 p.m., Governor Cuomo’s office released a statement saying that “Governor Cuomo has directed DEC to offer assistance to the city to transport and find a new habitat for it immediately.” ...
  Death Sentence For Deer Spotted In Harlem December 15, 2016 New York, Gothamist
... A deer that had been living in Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem was captured by the police today after wandering onto the lawn outside a nearby housing complex ...  the deer will be humanely euthanized ...
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