Young Deer's Life Saved

A young fawn that found it’s way to a Gloucester area home is continuing it’s rehabilitation, and doing quite well according to Mike and Kim Rawlings, who discovered the fawn over the Memorial Day weekend when it followed their chocolate lab home, then collapsed on their doorstep.

The Gazette Journal reports that the couple tried to get the little deer to eat and drink from a bottle and then put her back into the woods. However, the baby deer came running back into the yard every time.

So, they contacted animal rehabilitator Stephanie Booker, who eventually took in the fawn. Booker said the deer was less than two weeks old at that time.

The Rawlings’ granddaughter, Alexis, has named the fawn Jazzy. Jazzy stayed for a couple weeks with Booker in Gloucester. Now, the baby deer has been placed in another in-home animal rehabilitation center in Williamsburg, joining several others who will eventually be released into the wild.