A SWAT team from the DNR armed to the teeth and 4 deputy sheriff's stormed a no-kill shelter in Kenosha two weeks ago to seek out and kill a baby deer scheduled to go to a wildlife reserve the next day.
Agents had staked out the shelter in advance of the raid to be certain the deer was there and even included aerial photos of the shelter in their warrant.
The Siren mentions this so our dear readers can begin to calculate the tax payer resources spent to murder the 30 pound fawn.
"It was like a SWAT team," shelter employee Ray Schulze said.
Two weeks ago, Schulze was working in the barn at the Society of St. Francis on the Kenosha-Illinois border when a swarm of squad cars arrived and officers unloaded with a search warrant.
"(There were) nine DNR agents and four deputy sheriffs, and they were all armed to the teeth," Schulze said. The focus of their search was a baby fawn brought there by an Illinois family worried she had been abandoned by her mother.
"When it made a little noise, it sounded like it was laughing," Schulze said. Schulze videotaped the fawn they named Giggles during the two weeks she was there.
The Department of Natural Resources began investigating after two anonymous calls reporting a baby deer at the no-kill shelter. The warden drafted an affidavit for the search warrant, complete with aerial photos in which he described getting himself into a position where he was able to see the fawn going in and out of the barn.A dozen armed agents, sheriff deputies, staking out the place, aerial photos all for a baby deer. Amazing.
If you would like to donate to the Society of St. Francis, give them a call at 262/857-7260 We're sure they could use the bucks.