Five years ago, a pregnant mother deer got hit by a car outside a family's home in Michigan. (The family doesn't want their name released.)
The mother died, but not before giving birth to a fawn. And when police arrived at the accident scene, the family asked if they could try to save the orphan deer. The police said, quote, "She won't last 15 minutes, but give it a try."
Five years later, Lilly the deer sleeps in the house on a futon with the family's pet cats . . . and likes to play FRISBEE.
But when the state of Michigan found out, the Department of Natural Resources wanted to TAKE the deer . . . because the family wasn't licensed to rehabilitate wildlife.
But the family got 10,000 signatures on a petition, and reached an agreement with the state. So now, as long as they build a fence around the yard and have Lilly tested, they can KEEP her.