Two baby deer were rescued a few weeks ago on Ridley Island after their mother was found dead by the train tracks near Ridley Terminals (RTI).
The two babies were only one week old and would not have survived on their own, so two RTI employees took it upon themselves to rescue them by bringing them to the Wildlife Rehab Shelter. The employees handled the two fragile deer with care, wrapped them up in jackets and took them to Nancy and Gunther, who are now nurturing the deer until they are strong enough to be let go back into the wild.
The babies are both boys and have been named Ridley and Coal.
Since the Wildlife Rehab Shelter is run entirely by donations, the RTI employees took up a collection to help with the care of the deer. The employees raised $350 to-date, and more donations are coming in. Ridley Terminals also made a donation to the Wildlife Rehab Shelter in the amount of $2,000.