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Will such cruelty go unpunished?

I was horrified Friday night to see a deer in my headlights with an arrow through its head. It was a fawn. It was walking down Searls Avenue near Valley Road, in downtown Nevada City. It was the most shocking sight.

I immediately telephoned the sheriff’s department. They gave me a telephone number for Wildlife Rescue out of Sacramento. The woman in Sacramento gave me a phone number for a local veterinarian hospital, where I got an answering machine. She also gave me a telephone number for a local person out of Penn Valley who does rescues. Also, an answering machine. I left messages at both telephone numbers with no reply.

My point is, there was nothing I could do about this poor young deer that was maliciously shot in the head. Why are people being allowed to shoot bows in residential areas at young animals? Why can’t the sheriff’s department or someone in our area do something about this? Why don’t we have a resource in Nevada County to respond immediately to an animal that has been injured? Why would anyone be so cruel as to aim at a baby deer?

Suzanne Bulick

Nevada City

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