I got a message on facebook from an old high school friend who knows I'm still into animal rescue. He'd hit a 2-3 day old fawn with his riding lawnmower, thought it had a broken leg, and asking if I could help. I did exactly enough research to find out that a-) it's young enough that the leg will heal and be fine and b-) we have an wild-life rehab facility locally, but he has no such luck. So, I got back to him and said I'd pick it up from him, keep it over a weekend and get it to the facility. What did not occur to me, but should have, that as a 5013c organization, this wild-life facility is as over-filled and under-funded as the dog rescue I work with, and at this time of year it's *worse* for them. So, you know. I have an illegal baby deer, who WILL be able to heal but will (may, I'm paranoid) be too old for the facility to rehab by the time they're capable of taking her. What I should do, legally, is contact the Game Warden, who will put the deer down and necropsy it for disease. I'm pretty pragmatic. If it was suffering, ill, or going to die miserably or have nowhere to go, ever, then it wouldn't bother me. Since it DOES have all of these things, including somewhere to be safely released, I'm way, way less comfortable with this. But I also really, really don't want to get into trouble. I realize there's no magical solution but - seriously, how do I get myself into these messes? Oh, right. As soon as people know you're an 'animal person', much less associated with a rescue, you may as well have your forehead tattooed with 'sucker' on it.