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Injured fawn being nursed back to health in Floyd Co.

BANNER, Ky. (WYMT) - UPDATE 6/17/13

It is a case of tender loving care being shown by one family in Floyd County as they nurse an injured fawn back to health.

They call him Buddy, and he was rescued after a Martin Police Officer discovered the injured fawn beside the roadway. Last week, conservation officers brought him to 'Backwards RIR Wildlife Rehab'.

Wildlife Rehabilitator Wendy Grandon says, "He was very weak when we first got him, he definitely didn't kick and move around like he is now."

They say Buddy was only a few days old when he was rescued.

Buddy has a broken shoulder, which they say will heal on its own in four to six weeks. However, they say the injury is not slowing the little buck down.

Quinlyn Grandon says, "He can run pretty fast on just 3 legs!"

They say taking care of Buddy has become a family affair with even the family dog getting involved.

"She has taken him on like a puppy, she cleans him...she is a mommy to him," says Wendy Grandon.

Wendy's kids also help take care of the fawn, "I help make his bottles and feed him. I came up here to play with him and he was kissing on me and I was like yep he's hungry," says Quinlyn.

Wendy Grandon says she feels called to take care God's creatures., "Like raising a kid, you raise a kid until they are 18, then let them go off into the world. You raise these guys until they are six months or seven months and then you let them off in the world."

To help animals like Buddy, if you see injured wildlife, or a baby animal without a mother, you can contact Wendy Grandon with 'Backwards RIR Wildlife Rehab':
(606) 874-8521
(606) 226-3028
ThebackwardRIRranch@yahoo.com
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ORIGINAL STORY 6/10/13
A four legged friend is recovering in Floyd County after being found by a police officer.

Officer Justin Jackson with the Martin police department found an injured fawn near a road this weekend while on patrol.

Officials with Fish and Wildlife were called and will try to nurse the deer back to health.


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