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Wildlife center hoping to fit deer with prosthetic leg

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Wildlife center hoping to fit deer with prosthetic leg

The Fox Valley Wildlife Center is hoping a deer that had a leg amputated after a farming accident will recover enough to receive a prosthetic leg.

The center’s wildlife rehab specialists are optimistic in the recovery of the white speckled fawn, which had its right front leg amputated up to the joint after a farm tractor mishap in May.

The fawn, which the staff is calling Franklin, arrived at the animal hospital as a 2-pound newborn missing his foot and partial hooves on his two other feet.

Ashley Flint, center director, said the diagnosis was grim for the buck.

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