Veterinarians examined Leo's foot, took x-rays, and determined that it has become necrotic and infected. The declawing he suffered through as a cub has now led to the need for a surgical procedure. ' More recently, the sanctuary rescued a mule deer fawn that was brought to a fire station on the west side of Tucson. The fawn would have otherwise been euthanized. The person who brought the fawn in assumed she had been abandoned or orphaned because she was alone
, which is a common misconception. Wild animals often leave their babies alone to hunt for food, and often the mother
is nearby, but they do not hover over their babies the way we often suppose they would.