Petition Closed

There is a law in Colorado against any wildlife rehabilitators taking in or treating deer. This is due to concerns regarding Chronic Wasting Disease, according to the Colorado Division of Wildlife. While I understand those concerns, we currently have an extraordinary circumstance in the form of numerous wildfires burning across the state.

Towns near the fires are starting to see an influx of animals including bears, moose, and deer. Some of the deer have obvious burn marks on their faces and legs. Many of those also have young fawns with them. The doe in this picture appears to have burns to her face and left rear leg.  She was found near the High Park fire west of Fort Collins.  We are also finding orphaned fawns fleeing the fires. The CDoW has said they - and we- can do absolutely nothing to help these burned deer due to state law.

Please- ask the state to make an exception. These animals are clearly not suffering from Chronic Wasting Disease  when they have burn marks across their bodies. Burns are painful- allow these animals to be treated.

PLEASE help spread this petition.  We need as many signatures as quickly as possible in order to help animals currently affected.

Thank you.

 

If you have the time, you can also copy and paste the text from this petition and send it directly to Colorado representatives, using the following links:

Senator Mark Udall:  http://www.markudall.senate.gov/?p=contact

Congressman Jared Polis:  http://polis.house.gov/Contact/ContactForm.htm

Congressman Cory Gardner:  https://gardner.house.gov/contact-me

State House Representative Randy Fischer:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Representative-Randy-Fischer/280632485041

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet: http://www.bennet.senate.gov/contact/

 

 



 

Letter to
State Representative Randy Fischer
Colorado State Senate
Colorado State House
and 8 others
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Governor John Hickenlooper
Representative Jared Polis
Senator Michael Bennet
Senator Mark Udall
Representative Cory Gardner
Colorado Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Colorado Government.

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Allow rehab of deer injured by wildfires.

There is a law in Colorado against any wildlife rehabilitators taking in or treating deer. This is due to concerns regarding Chronic Wasting Disease, according to the Colorado Division of Wildlife. While I understand those concerns, we currently have an extraordinary circumstance in the form of numerous wildfires burning across the state.

Towns near the fires are starting to see an influx of animals including bears, moose, and deer. Some of the deer have obvious burn marks on their faces and legs. Most of those also have young fawns with them. The doe in this picture appears to have burns to her face and left rear leg. The CDoW has said they can do absolutely nothing to help these burned deer due to state law.

Please- ask the state to make an exception. These animals are clearly not suffering from Chronic Wasting Disease when they have burn marks across their bodies. Burns are painful- please allow these animals to be treated!
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Sincerely,