Have you ever driven and saw a raccoon or a skunk on the side of the road? Have you ever wondered why that animal ran in the middle of the road? It could have panicked or it could have been running from something. Animals that get injured by a car have a very low chance of living because they are in the middle of the street and they can’t reach safety. The animals that are injured but safe have a greater chance of living than the animal in the road.
I found a baby deer in the middle of the road with a smashed leg. It was hopping to safety when my mom and I called animal rescue. Either the phone was busy or no one was there. We left a message talking about the injured fawn and where it was. When we got a call back it was too late; the deer was gone. It was later found dead on the side of the road.
This incident shows that animal rescue groups need more funding and (need) more members to help with their cause. Please put this story in your paper to bring awareness to the issue.
El Dorado Hills.