Mad-Dog DNR Euthanizes Family's Pet Deer
- as posted at Friends of Deer Y-Group.
DNR Euthanizes Family's Pet Deer
PASADENA, Md. -- Two years ago, the Department of Natural Resources
Chuck Vernon's property in Anne Arundel County and seized and
some of his pet deer.
The DNR was back at his home Friday to collect five white-tailed deer
and his wife, Susan, had kept as pets on their farm for the past 10
Vernon said the DNR told him the deer had chronic waste disease, but
that wasn't true.
"These deer are perfectly healthy. I have a vet that comes here and
them," he said.
The DNR said the Vernons were not the permit-holders for the deer.
a fawn was conceived and born against permit regulations and because
that, the fawn and the other deer had to be euthanized.
"The permitee no longer desires the deer. He has asked us to
deer -- to get rid of them. The Wildlife and Heritage Service . are
do that," said Lt. Charles Vernon of the DNR police.
DNR police said the deer were tranquilized and then taken away in
the University of Maryland, where they would be euthanized and then
The Vernons said killing all the deer was unnecessary. They said they
DNR won't be back on their property again.