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Fawn recovering after hoof amputation

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A whitetail fawn undergoes major surgery after she is caught in a hay baler.

Kelly's Kritters, based in Plano, was contacted late June after a Grayson County farmer found a fawn with both rear hooves mangled in his machine.

The 3-week-old fawn, nicknamed Snowflake, was immediately taken into surgery at a local veterinary hospital where the veterinarian volunteered to stay late and perform the vital operations.

After twelve hours of surgery Snowflake's right hoof was amputated, a cast was set on the left and she began recovery.

The next week a metal brace was implanted around the broken bones in her left leg to provide more stability for healing.

The deer has had a successful recovery and is undergoing medical treatments to regain her strength.

Kelly's Kritters will soon take Snowflake to the surgeon to discuss the idea of prosthesis.

The organization focuses on rehabilitating and releasing orphaned, injured and displaced wildlife in North Texas.  

Follow Snowflake's story at www.indiegogo.com/kellyskritters or facebook.com/kellyskritters.

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