Injured Adult Deer
Unless the injured deer is in an enclosed area, there isn't much we can
do. Tranquilizer darts take minutes to be effective, and a deer can run
for miles, even on three legs, before becoming anesthetized.
In a captive situation, adult deer often die from the stress of being
captured before any treatment can begin. This instinctual reaction is
called capture myopathy.
The good news is that deer have amazing natural healing abilities. In many cases, it is best to just leave them alone. Deer can live for years with three legs and other disabilities.
Otherwise, euthanasia may be the only humane option. Call us for more information or to discuss your individual situation. Click here to see our contact information.
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