To most people, pets become a part of their family as much as a human member.
So when the government tries to rip away a member of your family, you fight!
That's exactly what a family is doing because the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is trying to take away their pet deer, Lilly.
Five years ago, a pregnant deer was hit by a car outside of the family's home.
That deer gave birth to Lilly before dying.
Her owner said:
"[Lilly was in] rough shape, but she was alive. I asked the officer if he had any problem if we could try to save her and he said, 'Go ahead, she won’t last 15 minutes, but give it a try.' Five years later, she’s a member of our family and we love her to pieces."
Now, the government is trying to tell them they can't have Lilly because she's a wild animal and is dangerous to have at home.
The family fears Lilly will be euthanized because she's not accustomed to living in the wild.
Check out the video (above) to hear this story of a family fighting for a member of their family!
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