MOUNT VERNON — Carol Deyo’s quest for an educational permit to continue to care for two deer and four raccoons has been denied by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Her fight, however, continues as her attorney, Phil Lehmkuhl told the News he will resubmit the request.
A criminal trial had been scheduled for Dec. 5 regarding charges that Deyo illegally took animals from the wild. The date for this trial was canceled, and a further trial has not been scheduled, according to Municipal Court records.
A motion hearing is scheduled for Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. in Municipal Court. The hearing is expected to determine legal ownership and fate of the animals Deyo has nursed back to health and taken care of for years. ODNR stands behind the agency’s policy that state citizens are not to tend to wounded animals and that Deyo has no legal right to possession of the animals.
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