Wildlife rehab center getting more fawns because of drought - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Wildlife rehab center getting more fawns because of drought

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The South Plains Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center has more fawns than ever before because of the drought.

Gail Barns, the director of the center, says since there is a lack of food and water in the wild, mothers are abandoning their young in order to survive.

Game wardens and passersby are simply finding the fawns struggling to survive on the side of the road.

Barns says they have 10 fawns now, and they continue to come in all the time. Some are completely dehydrated and need to be hooked up to IVs in order to get back on their feet. Others are being bottle fed.

The center is the only place of its kind in a 350-mile radius, so they are in desperate need of donations to help all the fawns coming in.

They are asking for fence materials and installation, deer feed, vet supplies and monetary donations because of their high electricity bills. As always, they need volunteers as well. If you would like to help you can drop off the donations at 3308 95th or call 806-799-2142.

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