WASHINGTON - After rolling out the series "Deer Dilemma" about the
National Park Service's plan to shoot deer in Rock Creek Park, WTOP heard
from a group in Maryland that's been sterilizing deer as an alternative to
Throughout the last three years, more than 60 deer in
the Phoenix area of Baltimore County have been spayed.
them, the deer are shot with darts that put them to sleep.
procedure is actually less intrusive than when a dog or cat is spayed
because what we are doing is just removing the doe's ovaries," says Enid
Feinberg, volunteer president of the nonprofit group Wildlife Rescue, Inc.,
which is funding the experimental program.