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WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE OUR DOCUMENTARY!
We will be documenting the story of Trooper, a three-legged deer in Ohio and a courageous group of people that have fought to get a bill passed (Trooper's HB#267) in the state of Ohio to save orphaned fawns from an instant death sentence. If we can raise enough money we will also visit families in Wisconsin and Montana that have had the deer they rescued mercilessly killed. Giggles was just 22 lbs when the DNR in Wisconsin forcefully removed him from a sanctuary and then shot and killed him. Sassy's family in Montana was changed forever by her grace and will never heal from losing her to gunshots. Sadly, the Dept of Wildlife shot and killed her right in front of her human family. There can be a humane solution for the orphaned and abandoned fawns. Rescue, rehab and release is much more ethical than killing any newborn animal.
The budget has been cut several times with many of people working on this as a labor of love. Yet, even with their generous donation of time, there are still many costs that cannot be avoided. Camera and sound equipment, insurance, travel and lodging, editing, artwork, website, color corrections, music, titles, licenses and deliverables; all of these costs, and more, will need to be covered and we truly need help to make this happen.
Right now we are only trying to cover the expenses for filming in Ohio 2-3 times, along with everything listed above, but if we are able to raise more we'll also schedule filming in Wisconsin and Montana. We have lots of great rewards for our donors. Please find it in your heart to donate today. To learn more of the backstory please see the note below from Trooper's rescue team in Ohio.
A Note From Trooper's Rescue Team In Ohio:
"We have had petitions, fundraisers, local and national press, have built a strong loving community on social media, and have continued to fight for our voiceless fur friends. Our rescue efforts have spanned the nation as we have helped save lives from coast to coast. Now we are calling on our community of colleagues, neighbors, family, friends and supporters to help us in our continued fight to save these magnificent and precious creatures. We are currently fighting to have a bill passed that will change the ODNR's "right" to shoot to kill a fawn, simply for being orphaned. All too often, the ODNR has arrived with guns loaded. They have shot and killed precious fawns in front of children and family members who were rehabilitating these animals, while some of the animals were just days old. It should not be a crime to save a life. Rehabilitation needs to be the way of the future.
Although our story is based in Ohio, the struggles our fur friends face around the world are the same. Their lives matter and life is precious to all that possess it."
WHO COULD KILL A BABY DEER?
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GET OUR STORY TOLD
The New Fawns Are Here! It's Time To Shoot Our Documentary!
If our documentary can touch some hearts and help to get Trooper's bill passed, not only will it help the animals, but it will help mankind as well. After all.........
"Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child, as it is to the caterpillar." – Bradley Miller:
ALL DONORS WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO WIN THE CLAPPERBOARD WE USE WHILE FILMING!
Thank you from Trooper, Patch and all of the orphaned fur babies. We will never stop fighting for their right to life, for all life is precious.
The Deerly Beloved Team
In loving memory of Carol Deyo
Please dont forget to visit our online shop at www.deerlybeloved.net
All proceeds from the shop also go towards our documentary. Thank you!
Donate 10 dollars and get a special shout out on our FB page!
Donate 20 dollars and receive an awesome, high-quality print of Trooper
Donate 50 dollars and receive an awesome, high-quality photo of Trooper AND an original hoof print!
Donate 100 dollars and receive an awesome picture of Trooper, an original hoof print AND a t-shirt!!
Donate 250 dollars and receive a mention for you or your business in our handout at our premiere
Donate 500 dollars and get a mention in the credits of our documentary!
Donate 1000 dollars and receive an invitation to a private screening of our documentary
Donate 2500 dollars and receive all of the above!
Donate 5000 dollars and you'll be invited to join us for lunch during one of our shooting days. You'll get to meet Trooper and his friends!
Donate 10000 dollars and receive an associate producer's credit, join us while we are shooting and be interviewed for our documentary. We will mention your business or service, too! A great cause and a great way to get positive press!!!
First Visit To Ohio For Filming!Update posted by Deerly Beloved The Saving Trooper Story at 04:57 pm
Hello Deer Friends,We recently made our first trip to Ohio to meet and film Trooper and his friends (the other animals that live with him and his wonderful human caregivers). It was quite an experience, one that none of us will ever forget. Trooper is a sweet gentle soul and. . . . .
Our Online Store Is Now Live - Please VisitUpdate posted by Deerly Beloved The Saving Trooper Story at 01:37 am
Hello Deer Friends,We just wanted to give you an update and let you know that our online store is now live. We have about 50 items in it now and will be adding new items each day. Please come and visit our new store at www.deerlybeloved.netThank you all for your
Filming Mid-July And We Need Your Help!Update posted by Deerly Beloved The Saving Trooper Story at 05:10 pm
Hi all, First of all, thank you for your continued support. We wouldn't be this far along if it were not for all of you!The baby deer have been coming early this year and there are already a lot of abandoned babies that need help! The courageous rescuers in Ohio. . . . .
Progress With The Bill Was Stalled So We'll Start Over In JanuaryUpdate posted by Deerly Beloved The Saving Trooper Story at 11:56 pm
Hello Deerly Beloved Friends,We wanted to give you an update on this campaign. First of all, thank you all for continuing to stay with us and for sharing our links and emailing us with encouragement. It really does make a difference. We are working towards getting to Ohio at the. . . . .
Never Give Up!Update posted by Deerly Beloved The Saving Trooper Story at 08:53 pm
Hello Deer Friends,We're still trying to raise the funds to get our crew out to Ohio. There have been delays however, our spirits are not dampened. We are committed to getting our bill passed and getting this story told. Our hope is to save the fawns of Ohio, but we. . . . .
We Plan To Start Shooting This Spring!Update posted by Deerly Beloved The Saving Trooper Story at 11:26 pm
Hello Deer Friends!We wanted to send an update about our project. As some of you may know our bill was passed over in one session, stalled in another and we are waiting once again to have our opportunity to be heard. This along with the death of Trooper's human daddy. . . . .
Thank You! We Won't Give Up Our Fight!!Update posted by Deerly Beloved The Saving Trooper Story at 07:27 pm
Thank you deer friends, thank you for your support! We won't give up our fight. We are doing all that we can to bring awareness to this horrifying issue. Our bill was "skipped" when it was supposed to be assigned to a committee. It is a temporary setback and we. . . . .