SARASOTA (WWSB) -The Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center in Bradenton Beach is asking for donations to help them care for baby deer they have recently rescued.
Right now there are around 250 animals in their care which includes the baby deer. They were taking care of eight, but two of them are being treated by a vet.
All of them are just a few weeks old and they will plan to care for them until they are about six months old and can be released back into the wild. ABC7 was told that caring for each of them is about a thousand dollars.
“Goats milk, if you’ll check, you’ll obviously find is not cheap as they get bigger, we start introducing them to other food, there’s actually pellets that are made for deer,” Ed Straight, President of Wildflife Inc. said.
Donations are critical to keep the wildlife center operating. They also say they really need more volunteers to help with the daily workload.