Decision Maker Response

Joan Millman’s response

Joan Millman
Assemblywoman, NY State Assembly

Feb 14, 2013 — 
I am writing in response to your correspondence concerning the charges against Jeff and Jennifer Counceller who nursed a deer back to health.

You will be pleased to know that the charges against this couple have been dropped. Governor Mike Pence of Indiana had requested that the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) review the case and reconsider their decision. Following this, the DNR asked prosecutors to dismiss the charges which they did. Be assured that I will continue to advocate for an animals right to humane treatment and proper care.

Thank you for sharing your views with me. Please feel free to contact me on matters of mutual concern.

Joan L. Millman
Member of Assembly


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