A Pennsylvania man who helped save several deer from a frozen lake is now facing fines after taking one of the animals home in an effort to nurse him back to health.
John Stoll Jr., 54, assisted the Game Commission, Wellsville Fire Department and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources with rescue efforts when the deer fell through the ice near Gifford Pinchot Park Saturday afternoon.
According to the Game Commission’s website, “wildlife taken alive may not be retained alive, sold, or given away. Live wildlife may be relocated to a natural setting.”
"If they didn't want me to take that deer, why didn't they didn't they come to my house right as soon as I got home?” Stoll said.
Stoll said an online fundraiser has been set up to help him cover the costs, but he plans to donate part of the proceeds to an organization that helps animals.
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