While we always try to keep fawns with their mothers, injured and truly orphaned fawns must come into care.
We are grateful to a change in policy by the Wisconsin DNR that made it possible for us to help white-tailed deer fawns again starting in 2014.
Although we had experience, we no longer had facilities, so in the spring of 2015 we contracted with Pete Roth and his company to construct two half-acre habitats. The fences are 10 feet high and are surrounded by a stockade fence which covers the lower 6 feet, providing privacy and screening the fawns from human activity.
We want to offer our thanks to Dr. Tracy Busalacchi and Dr. Phil Burns for all their help, as well as to Dr. Candace Mathiason, University of Colorado, for diagnostics. Thanks also to Arthur Carlson, who built the fawn enclosure for their initial care.
We are grateful to those of you who donated to this project through
“Jilly’s Legacy,” including: Melita Frankfurth Grunow,
the Buchanan Family Foundation, Marisa & Dan Timm, Pete Roth Fence,
Lowes–Delavan, and the following:
Lorrie A. Krodel
Kelley Van Egeren
Emma Jinyang Yu
…as well as several anonymous donors.
Fellow Mortals, Inc.
W4632 Palmer Road | Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147
Phone: (262) 248-5055 | HOURS: 10 am – 7 pm