Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

A hurt deer

EDITOR:

I am disgusted with Animal Control, and Fish and Wildlife.

For over a week I had a hurt, starving deer in my yard. I called the above agencies several times and got a royal runaround. The second time the deer got on my porch at 4 a.m. I called the Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy came and prodded the weak deer off the porch. When it stumbled away from the house, the deputy shot it and put it by the road for Animal Control to pick it up. Of course, it is still there (as of Nov. 12).

What’s Animal Control paid for?

Thank you, Sheriff’s Department.

FAY HARNAGE
Placerville

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  • Little RickyNovember 18, 2013 - 1:15 pm

    The animal was dispatched on your land it is your responsibility to dispose of it. Not Animal Controls

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  • Dee#1November 18, 2013 - 1:52 pm

    From County Web Page.....Field Services enforces state statutes and county animal services ordinances regulating animal care and welfare, investigates citizens' complaints of animal neglect or nuisance, and responds to loose, injured, or dead animals on public property and county roads. Animal services removes dead animals from County maintained roads and provides a service to remove dead animals from private property for a fee as approved by the County Board of Supervisors. Animal Services also inspects and licenses all commercial and non-commercial animal establishments and kennels

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  • Rudy LoraNovember 18, 2013 - 3:23 pm

    How in tar nation is a Homeowner gonna dispose of a dead Deer. C'mon Animal control, do your job.

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 24, 2013 - 3:21 pm

    Rudy Lora asks, How in tar nation is a Homeowner gonna dispose of a dead Deer?" ~~~ Last night we enjoyed venison steak and baked potatoes. This morning we feasted on venison steak and eggs with seared potatoes, onions & green and red bell peppers. Currently we're enjoying Sunday football and venison salami. Swengels in Martell makes the BEST salami.

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  • cookie65November 25, 2013 - 7:15 am

    I used to tell my kids history began the day they were born. I made the point so they would understand that a government agency for every conceivable life event didn't always exists. And the fact that they were born was evidence that people still survived.

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  • cjNovember 25, 2013 - 6:08 am

    Fay I sympathize with you, we too had an injured deer in our pasture. Some idiot hunter shot his lower jaw and didn't follow him to end his misery. Someone coined " Back Porch Hunter", We didn't know he was there until 3A.M. one morning when we heard his cries of pain and weren't sure what was happening. At daybreak we went looking and found him dead from thirst and starvation. The hunter was poaching in a neighborhood loaded with houses. We had heard the shots 3 days earlier. The animal suffered miserably, it was still summer. The vultures took care of his remains. To all you A## H#### hunters that are too lazy to get off your "Back Porch", I hope Karma is keeping score. Phil be careful you might choke.

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  • Oh BrotherNovember 25, 2013 - 7:37 am

    Good answer cj!!!

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 25, 2013 - 8:56 am

    cj, thank you for your advice. But a truly empathetic person would direct equally good wishes toward the poor vultures.

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  • Gaspen AspenNovember 25, 2013 - 8:25 am

    Why did you watch it suffer for so long?!! You should have dispatched it right away. Stop blaming others.

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  • rodNovember 26, 2013 - 10:18 am

    Gaspen, you’re not serious right? In today’s society CA F&W would knock on your door and confiscate ALL your guns for hunting without a license even if you killed it with a hammer. If you had children in the home they would be taken by CPS and placed in foster homes for ‘interim safety measures’. You would be charged with a felony by the local constabulary, sheriff, police, and then investigated by DHS. At your trial you would pay a heavy fine automatically and then be forced to undergo mental examination for using a hammer and possibly endangering your neighbors and children, especially if you left the carcass lay. Of course if you used the deer meat you would be charged with poaching in addition to all the other charges. You would lose your right to ever own another gun. Your computer would be taken and never returned no matter if it had any evidence of child pornography or not. You would be exposed in the local paper and ostracized by your neighbors, where they would begin anonymously reporting strange behavior on your part. With in 6 months you probably would sell your home at a loss… and then enter divorce proceedings. Yes, dispatching a wounded animal is morally correct, but in today’s omnipresent government, morality carries no weight.

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  • Little RickyNovember 26, 2013 - 10:25 am

    City People....

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  • Don't be disgusted...November 26, 2013 - 2:55 pm

    Instead -Support one another with the spirit of strength and peace. Pray... Dear Lord, help me do one thing today that brings someone farther away from a problem and closer to a solution.

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