Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Woman Fined for Keeping Fawn at Home, Obstructing Officers

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Woman Fined for Keeping Fawn at Home, Obstructing Officers

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Saskatchewan woman fined for keeping fawn at home

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PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A Saskatchewan woman has been penalized for keeping a fawn at her home and obstructing conservation officers.

Tami Lutz was fined $2,680 in Prince Albert provincial court earlier this week after pleading guilty to two charges under the Saskatchewan Wildlife Act.

Last June, Lutz called conservation officers to ask for advice on how to care for a newborn deer that a friend had found.

Officer Charlene Berard told the court that Lutz was advised to take the fawn to a rehabilitation specialist.

Lutz did not comply and refused to tell officers where the animal was.

In an interview, Lutz says she was worried that officials would euthanize the deer. …

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