While many believe that lonely fawns have been abandoned, most of the time they're just waiting for their moms to return.
Fawns will wait in a location for hours while their mother is away. "They don't wander off like a kid in a shopping mall," New York state wildlife rehabilitator Denise Arnold told The Dodo.
If you find a fawn in your backyard, it's best for you and your cat to leave him or her alone. A mother deer will probably come back in a few hours looking for her child, but if you believe the fawn has truly been abandoned, contact a local wildlife rehabilitator.
Like this story? Read the one about the kitten who doesn't know what to do with the deer in her bathtub.