Proger kept driving, but a few yards down the road she glanced in her rearview mirror. The little fawn was still running around in terror, nearly getting hit by other cars. Proger knew what she had to do.
"I wasn't gonna do it but I did it," she said. And so she ran back, scooped the frightened little deer up, and took him home with her.
Proger, who lives on a 5-acre farm with her husband and horses, said there aren't any deer sanctuaries in Ohio, so she knew she was his only chance. She raised the little fawn, whom she named Wheezer, on her own, feeding him every few hours for the first months of his life.