Lilly, Pet deer can stay with Michigan family June 24, 2013

Michigan Deer in the News Archive



Pet deer can stay with Michigan family June 24, 2013 Lansing State Journal ...
... The DNR had originally considered moving the deer to the Detroit Zoo, but “after fully exploring the extent of this deer’s habituation to people, we determined that it was highly unlikely for this deer to thrive, or even survive, if moved to a different setting,”  ...

...  the former Genesee County Circuit Judge Val Washington has announced a deal with the DNR Monday that will allow Lilly to remain with her family ...  Lilly’s Caretakers have applied for an Exhibition Class Permit and they will continue to provide Lilly with the love, care, and environment she needs to thrive." ... 

... The family made the announcement through former Genesee County Judge Val Washington on Monday that an agreement was reached with the Michigan Department of Resources that will allow Lilly the deer to remain with her caretakers... Washington went on to say that the media was a big help in making this outcome possible...

Pet deer can stay with Michigan family June 24, 2013 Michigan, Port Huron Times Herald
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said today it will allow a whitetail deer named Lilly ... Under the conditions set by the DNR, the family has to register its home as a privately-owned cervidae (deer/elk) facility; get the deer tested for bovine tuberculosis by an accredited state-approved vet; erect a suitable fence; submit a report on the deer’s health every year ...

... Thousands of people signed petitions at Change.org and several social media pages were made -- all dedicated to saving the deer, who the family feared would be put down if a new home could not be found. ... see Lillythedeer.com

DNR right to use discretion in case of Lilly the deer June 30, 2013 Michigan, The Flint Journal - MLive.com
... the DNR appeared to back off its strong stance when an attorney for the family announced they would be allowed to keep the animal – if they pay $700 for a special permit to register as a deer-keeping facility, test the doe for bovine tuberculosis, maintain a suitable fence around their property and regularly report on Lilly's condition...

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