A family adopted a health-stricken de...

A family adopted a health-stricken deer as their pet.

There are 93 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from Dec 9, 2009, titled A family adopted a health-stricken deer as their pet.. In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

CANAL FULTON, Ohio -- It's an endearing story of an unlikely house guest that moved in and never left.

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Grace

Akron, OH

#1 Dec 9, 2009
Sounds like Dillie will have a good life with a good family
Maddie

Wellsville, OH

#2 Dec 9, 2009
Awwwwwwwww, she is a sweetie
Paula B

Bound Brook, NJ

#3 Dec 9, 2009
Afew years back, I too had a fawn, a female that was orphaned after her mom was killed by a car. This tiny little thing still had a unbilical cord knot on her belly... we named her 'Mudpie'. We had her for 10 months and she was extreamly tame. Was raised by a female dog and about a dozen cats.... Was in the house often and would sprawl out on the living room sofa, and stand with her front feet on my shoulders while I stood at the sink to do dishes..... Good luck to you and others who help all Gods creatures
Judy

Ashtabula, OH

#4 Dec 9, 2009
Absolutely adorable
JOHN

El Paso, TX

#5 Dec 9, 2009
VERY NICE....IT REALLY MAKES ME FEEL GOOD ABOUT PEOPLE HAVING A CHANCE TO TAKE CARE OF ANIMALS IN NEED OF HELP TO SURVIVE, ALTHOUGH
IT DOES NOT SEEM SHE WILL WANT TO GO BACK INTO THE WILD , AS LONG AS THEY CAN TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER I DONT SEE WHY NOT.
GOOD JOB GUY!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
Dillie

United States

#6 Dec 9, 2009
You've gotta be kidding - Dillie?! That had to have started out as dill-DOE.
That said, she's beautiful, but still really a wild animal at heart. I hope nothing goes wrong.
i cant believe this

Lynnwood, WA

#7 Dec 9, 2009
This is a wild animal, to assume that this is good (eating ice cream) for the animal and not doing great harm is a sad state of our world. There are hungry children, people with no homes. This animal needs exercise, proper food and be able to have more deers.
TJK

Omaha, NE

#8 Dec 9, 2009
i cant believe this wrote:
This is a wild animal, to assume that this is good (eating ice cream) for the animal and not doing great harm is a sad state of our world. There are hungry children, people with no homes. This animal needs exercise, proper food and be able to have more deers.
@ICBT: Do you think a veterinarian would know what to feed or not to feed an animal? Get a grip, if anyone should know it should be her! And I'd also think they know and are probably providing Dillie with the stimulation and exercise she needs. Just because it wasn't reported on doesn't mean they aren't providing adequately for her. You're right there are other things YOU need to worry about like hungry children and people with no homes...take care of those will you.
Chris

Cleveland, OH

#9 Dec 9, 2009
I think it is great that she has adopted the deer. Anyone who has the heart to help wildlife gets an "A" in my book. I have fostered baby raccoons who still come by everynight for dinner and I currently have a squirrel that I'm fostering until the spring. It is such a joy to be able to interact with wildlife and give them help when needed. Dillie is beautiful and she's welcome in my home anytime.
Robin love

Cincinnati, OH

#10 Dec 9, 2009
What a warm touching story,Great for the holiday's.With so much violence in the world.It is nice to hear something positive.Now if only people could find a solution to stop killing the gray wolves.One of the few natiral treasures we have.My Grandchilren if the world is still here.Will be lucky if any animals are left in the wild.God bless these people
michelle

Ravenna, OH

#11 Dec 9, 2009
i say thats great that she has her and she pretty thank god for butera i say welcome to her daughter even though she had her five years
adi

Lebanon, OH

#12 Dec 9, 2009
i cant believe this wrote:
This is a wild animal, to assume that this is good (eating ice cream) for the animal and not doing great harm is a sad state of our world. There are hungry children, people with no homes. This animal needs exercise, proper food and be able to have more deers.
Those tiny scoops of ice cream might have fed a third world country, and think how many people could sleep in that bed the deer is using?... Come on, what in the world does this story have to do with the homeless and starving people? This is a family who is caring for another living being who wouldn't have stood a chance without their nurturing. Animals are very intelligent and can adapt to an "unnatural" environment. Do you honestly think ANY animal isn't wild? Just because cats and dogs are common pets does not mean they aren't animals who could survive without humans. This deer was in dire straits, and they're not tethering her to a post and force feeding her ice cream. For all you know, the family drives a carload of food to the homeless every day ... Hey, wait! That might be a good project for you to consider, instead of using your time to judge someone else's idea of charity.
Kim

Columbus, OH

#13 Dec 10, 2009
We raise whitetail deer. I am not surprized at all on how the deer acts. We have several does that are dog tame. Great social animals. Not for everyone.
just me

Akron, OH

#14 Dec 10, 2009
I don't know about making this deer dependent on humans, but I am truly amazed! Sounds like a dog really! i hope the is able to survive outside the home just in case. But until then, enjoy!
Mike

Lewisburg, PA

#15 Dec 10, 2009
"This is a wild animal, to assume that this is good (eating ice cream) for the animal and not doing great harm is a sad state of our world. There are hungry children, people with no homes. This animal needs exercise, proper food and be able to have more deers."

I happen to agree with you. However it's not your place, or mine, to judge these folks. Just curious, what are you doing to help hungry children with no homes?
Woo Hoo

United States

#16 Dec 10, 2009
what are you doing to help hungry children with no homes?

Nothing Mike they just whine about it and hope that someone else will fix the problem. Good job helping this animal If she likes Ice cream then give her 2 scoops!!! The point is these people helped out an animal that would not have made it on it's own. The animal is now attached to it's new family. Great Ending to a great story.
historgal58

Fredericksburg, VA

#17 Dec 10, 2009
I am surprised that some game warden does not show up and try to take the deer away from this family. I know of a family in another Ohio community that was forced to give up their pet squirrel. I also hope that they dress her in some kind of identifying vest when she goes outside. Some over zealous hunter will shoot her--no matter how close to the house she stays. It is a lovely story.
Mona

United States

#18 Dec 10, 2009
Well, I Think that is wonderful thing for her to do. I love animals, somrtimes I wish i could take all the animals and take care of them but i can't. You are doing something wonderful, also you will get alot of blessing
Roger

Ottawa, Canada

#19 Dec 10, 2009
i cant believe this wrote:
This is a wild animal, to assume that this is good (eating ice cream) for the animal and not doing great harm is a sad state of our world. There are hungry children, people with no homes. This animal needs exercise, proper food and be able to have more deers.
And here we go again, always someone bringing up a subject that has NOTHING to do with the story! Hungry, homeless children? I didn't see anything about children in the story! Seriously, if you can't feel somewhat happy or warm inside for a nice story of a poor cute deer then don't give us that cr### on how concern you areabout all these "homeless, hungry children". What do you do to help these unfortunate people, beside complaining about this story?
wolfdog

United States

#20 Dec 10, 2009
The following statement was copied from the ODNR website. Big brother will probably show up at their door now unless they have a permit.
"May I Raise a Wild Animal Myself? Native wildlife are legally protected. It is illegal for anyone to possess a native wild animal unless permitted by the Division of Wildlife. Wildlife rehabilitators have a permit to provide care to orphaned or injured wildlife. Wildlife rehabilitators are not employed by the state."

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