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Judge: Family's pet deer can stay

(WSYM-TV) A Gennessee County family that has been fighting to keep a pet deer they have raised since she was a fawn after the DNR told them it was illegal, will now be able to keep her.

Today, the former Genesee County Circuit Judge Val Washington has announced a deal with the DNR Monday that will allow Lilly to remain with her family, saying “I am pleased to announce today, after several weeks of negotiations, that an agreement has been reached with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources that will allow Lilly to remain in the care of her caretakers. Given Lilly’s unique circumstances, the deal represents the best possible outcome for her continued health and survival. Lilly’s Caretakers have applied for an Exhibition Class Permit and they will continue to provide Lilly with the love, care, and environment she needs to thrive.”