Fawn Rescue, Deer Rescue, Wildlife Rescue, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Sacramento, Placer County, Yolo County, Nevada County

Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue

24-Hour Hotline
(530) 889-5822

The only active fawn rescue serving Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, and Nevada Counties

In the News

Loomis News: Diane Nicholas’ Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue competing for $10,000 in award money
Auburn Journal: Diane Nicholas’ Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue competing for $10,000 in award money
Channel 3: Good Vuz
Channel 3: Diane nominated for international grant
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Sacbee Book of Dreams
August Granite Bay View by Sena Christian
Fox 40 News: Experts believes domesticated deer will survive in wild
Loomis News: Orphaned, injured fawns find new life with rescue group
Gwen Moss (blog): Simple Compassion
Right This Minute: Orphaned fawns rescued by Kindred Spirits
Loomis News: Rescue group offers fawns a second chance
Community Involvement: Loomis festival spreads community spirit

A young fawn at the rescue

fawn in blankets

Our Fawn Rescue Program

The program provides needed care to Placer, Yolo, Sacramento, and Nevada County’s injured and orphaned fawn population. Our mission is to rehabilitate fawns with a goal of returning a healthy animal back into the wild.

  • We are licensed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • We are a non-profit community supported organization
    • Donations and sponsorships are tax deductible!
    • If you want to explore the ways you can support us click here.
  • Our qualified staff has been trained to deal with wildlife
  • We have local veterinarians that assist us in these efforts

What areas do we serve?

  • We are located in Placer County California and also serve Yolo County, Nevada County, and Sacramento County. This area includes these cities and many more:
    • Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Auburn, Meadow Vista, Forest Hill, Cool, Penryn, Colfax, Tahoe City, Carnelian Bay, Loomis, Grass Valley, Nevada City, and many more.
  • If you have found a fawn please read the instructions below immediately

What do I do if I see a fawn that appears to be sick, injured or orphaned?

  • It is NOT unusual for a fawn to be left for several hours. Mother’s will often leave their fawns while grazing for food. If you are concerned the fawn has been orphaned please observe it from a distance for at least 4 HOURS before contacting Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue.

  • If the fawn is clearly INJURED or SICK please CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY! Our service is available at NO CHARGE 24 HOURS a day, 7 DAYS a week. (530) 889-5822

    Keep It Warm and Safe:
    Should you find this animal on the side of the road or a trail, the most important thing you can do for the fawn is secure it in a safe, dark environment. A dog crate or a large box will work as a temporary home. Make sure the fawn is kept warm with a hot water bottle or sock filled with rice which has been micro waved for 3 minutes then wrapped in a towel. Cover the fawn with a towel or blanket then place the hot water bottle/rice sock next to the fawn. Make sure the fawn is away from human noise and domestic pets.

  • Do NOT give any food, water or medicine to the fawn. The wrong food or medicine can do more harm than good.

  • DO NOT care for a sick, injured, or orphaned fawn yourself?
    Rehabilitating fawns is illegal for members of the public. Kindred Spirits is licensed to care for fawns through the California Department of Fish & Game.


A fawn sleeping at the rescue

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