Theresa Nolet, who runs an animal rescue group, wanted the deer put down and was hoping to take the fawn to a shelter.
"That leg is very badly broken. She is probably going to die a horrible death. And the baby is only a couple of days old at the most. She is not going to survive without her mom," she said.
But she said conservation officers wouldn't come to the scene and an RCMP officer refused to put the animal out of its suffering.
"They said to just to leave it alone and go home basically."
She believes there must be a better way for authorities to deal with injured wildlife.
"To just leave that animal in pain and know that the baby is going to just die as a result — I just don't understand that thinking."
The RCMP and the Conservation Officer Service weren't immediately available to comment.
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