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Armed Government Agents Raid Animal Shelter, Execute Harmless Baby Deer

August 4, 2013


A no-kill shelter in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is still reeling after nine Department of Natural Resources agents and four sheriff’s deputies suddenly descended on its barn and euthanized an abandoned baby deer that was one day away from being moved to a wildlife reserve.

“It was like a SWAT team,” shelter staffer Ray Schulze told WISN 12 News, noting that the DNR agents and the deputies were all “armed to the teeth.”

The Society of St. Francis Animal Shelter was being raided for temporarily housing a young fawn that was abandoned by her mother.

The shelter had named the animal “Giggles,” because “when it made a little noise, it sounded like it was laughing,” according to Schulze.

The shelter was on the verge of sending Giggles off to a wildlife reserve that specialized in rehabilitating deer.

Schulze informed the agents of this, but was ignored.

“I was thinking in my mind they were going to take the deer and take it to a wildlife shelter,” he recalled, “and here they come carrying the baby deer over their shoulder. She was in a body bag.”

When Schulze asked an agent why, he responded by saying it was a matter of policy. “That’s one hell of a policy,” Schulze replied.

Per Wisconsin law, DNR supervisor Jennifer Niemeyer explained to WISN, Giggles had to be put down “because of the potential for disease and danger to humans.”

She said the department was “empathetic” to the shelter’s distress, adding that “these are always very difficult situations for both parties involved.”

However, when asked why a phone call wasn’t made to the shelter prior to the raid, Niemeyer compared it to informing drug dealers of a bust ahead of schedule.

Shelter president Cindy Schultz, meanwhile, is planning to sue the DNR, and has also taken issue with the unnecessary taxpayer expense involved in removing a small harmless deer.

“They went way over the top for a little tiny baby deer,” she said.

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Innocence slaughtered by stupid and ignorant,
Leaves us wondering where the humane in humanity

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    August 4, 2013 12:00 pm

    Innocence slaughtered by stupid and ignorant,
    Leaves us wondering where the humane in humanity


  2. LINDABADHAM permalink
    August 4, 2013 12:23 pm

    UNBELIEVABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE HUMAN VIRUS MURDERS AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!


  3. rosesette permalink
    August 4, 2013 12:29 pm

    Danger or disease!!! Unbelievable!! A innocent fawn and a waste of taxpayers $$.This surely could have been dealt with differantly.

    But it is alright for illegals to come here and possibly bring and spread disease!!


  4. c. ehlers permalink
    August 4, 2013 3:21 pm



  5. August 4, 2013 3:40 pm

    What a pack of assholes!


  6. Karin permalink
    August 5, 2013 7:35 pm

    Crazy and insane is all I can say, and of course, so sad. The DNR and Fish and Wildlife kill millions of animals a year. Its shameful…Your tax dollars hard at work : (


  7. Wren permalink
    September 27, 2013 8:38 pm

    What kind of awful person does it take to work for some of these agencies? Well, let’s be honest- all of them?
    This is so concerning. Beyond the obvious lack of anything approaching compassion- what we have here is the loss of rationality, the loss of respect for a free people. The first victim of authoritarianism is critical thought. This is what we’ve got here. We’re living in Sinclair Lewis’s ‘It Can’t Happen Here’. It’s happening.
    I’m so… argh- that poor baby.


  8. Barbara Castillo permalink
    September 28, 2013 6:19 am

    This is the mentality of all law enforcement agencies in America animal or persons.If they so choose to be that way it’s “legal” Such evil and heartless control.Always legal and justified! No human traits of love, compassion, or common decent sense! That’s America today,just hope your animal or loved one isn’t there next victim!



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