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Fawn seized from Cumberland home

A Comox Valley resident is in hot water for trying to keep a deer fawn as a pet.

Acting on a complaint, B.C. conservation officers along with the RCMP seized the animal that was being illegally held in captivity at a home in Cumberland on Wednesday.

The resident has been charged with unlawful possession of live wildlife and ticketed $345 under the Wildlife Act.

The fawn was taken for assessment and will be rehabilitated if deemed healthy enough.

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The BC Conservation Officer Service is reminding everyone to leave wildlife alone. 

If you think a fawn may be abandoned, your asked to call the #RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.

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