Victory
Petitioning Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Let the Michigan family raising Lilly the Deer continue rehabilitating her.


After receiving a complaint, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is threatening to take Lilly the Deer away from the only family she's ever known. If Lilly fails to rehabilitate, they will put her down.

We are petitioning the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to let Lilly's human family continue taking care of her and allow them to live in peace without the threat of her being taken away from the only family she's ever known.

Letter to
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Five years ago, a female deer was hit outside of a Michigan couple's home. The deer suddenly went into labor and gave birth to twins. One of the twins died, but the other survived. Not knowing what to do with the near-dead baby deer, the couple asked the responding police officer if they could try and nurse it back to health. He told them to go for it. They named her Lilly, and she became a member of their family. She sleeps on a futon, watches animal planet, likes to sleep in and nap with the cats, while also enjoying a game of Frisbee in the back yard.

But after receiving a complaint, you are threatening to take Lilly away from the only family she's ever known. If Lilly fails to rehabilitate, it is the understanding of the family and the media covering this story that you will put her down.

We are petitioning you to let Lilly's human family continue taking care of her and to allow them to live in peace without the threat of her being taken away from the only family she's ever known. As long as this wonderful family is properly caring for Lilly, please let them continue raising her, rehabilitating her, and loving her.