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    as posted at Friends of Deer Y-Group. http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/friendsofdeer/ ... DNR Euthanizes Family s Pet Deer PASADENA, Md. -- Two years ago,
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 29, 2007
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      as posted at Friends of Deer Y-Group.
      http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/friendsofdeer/

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      DNR Euthanizes Family's Pet Deer

      PASADENA, Md. -- Two years ago, the Department of Natural Resources
      went to
      Chuck Vernon's property in Anne Arundel County and seized and
      euthanized
      some of his pet deer.

      The DNR was back at his home Friday to collect five white-tailed deer
      Vernon
      and his wife, Susan, had kept as pets on their farm for the past 10
      years.

      Vernon said the DNR told him the deer had chronic waste disease, but
      he said
      that wasn't true.

      "These deer are perfectly healthy. I have a vet that comes here and
      checks
      them," he said.

      The DNR said the Vernons were not the permit-holders for the deer.
      They said
      a fawn was conceived and born against permit regulations and because
      of
      that, the fawn and the other deer had to be euthanized.

      "The permitee no longer desires the deer. He has asked us to
      euthanize the
      deer -- to get rid of them. The Wildlife and Heritage Service . are
      going to
      do that," said Lt. Charles Vernon of the DNR police.

      DNR police said the deer were tranquilized and then taken away in
      trucks to
      the University of Maryland, where they would be euthanized and then
      tested
      for diseases.

      The Vernons said killing all the deer was unnecessary. They said they
      hope
      DNR won't be back on their property again.

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