SALEM, Ore.—The female blacktail deer removed from a private residence in Molalla where it was being held without ODFW authorization was transferred Wednesday to Wildlife Safari in Winston, south of Roseburg. The doe will be placed in the children’s petting zoo and can be seen starting today at 11 a.m.
Wildlife Safari has a fulltime, on-site veterinarian so the doe can receive the long-term veterinary care she needs due to her deformities. The doe suffers from congenital and degenerative conditions, making her permanently disabled and also causing her arthritis and long-term pain.
“The doe will be in great hands at Wildlife Safari, in the care of people who understand her needs,” said Peregrine Wolff, ODFW state veterinarian.
“The Wildlife Safari is happy to be able to assist ODFW by providing the deer long-term care for her welfare and continued medical needs,” said Dan Van Slyke, Executive Director for the Wildlife Safari.
Since October 2007, the deer has been under the care of state wildlife veterinarians at a state wildlife area.
For more information about visiting the deer, contact Wildlife Safari at (541) 679-6761.