MARLBORO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have treated a deer that was spotted more than nine months ago in New Jersey with an arrow lodged in her face.
The Asbury Park Press reports state Fish and Wildlife officials removed most of the arrow from the doe’s face after she was tranquilized Tuesday morning at a private property in Marlboro.
Officials say the deer, nicknamed Grace by activists, was in fine health after the procedure and was released back into the wild. A decision was made to leave the arrowhead in because removing it may have caused further harm.
An online petition urged the state to help Grace, who was not easy to find. She was finally caught Tuesday after multiple attempts.
Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com