Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials confirm they’ve been getting threats in the wake of the agency taking custody of a baby deer and putting it down last month at a Kenosha County animal shelter.
The white-tailed deer had been named “Giggles” by staff for the Society of Saint Francis shelter, who planned to send it to a wildlife facility in Illinois. However, several DNR agents and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies — all armed — went to the shelter two-weeks ago, claiming non-compliance with agency requests to turn over the fawn.
Shelter officials were told about DNR policy with the animal’s death, as well as state law that prohibits the possession of wildlife.
It’s a story that sparked national attention and outrage, including creation of a Facebook page called “Justice For Giggles.”
Governor Scott Walker said on Monday it’s worth reexamining current policy, saying, “I don’t ever want to see something like that again.”
Tom Karkow, WRJN