With the increasing California population we are seeing more conflicts with our native deer including animals hit by cars or hurt by domestic dogs. Starvation due to the drought is also an issue. Fortunately conservationists like Diane Nicholas have stepped up to help. With the founding of her Kindred Spirits non-profit there is now a haven for injured and orphaned fawns. By providing a sanctuary with medical care, nutrition and rehab including socialization with fellow fawns most charges are able to return to the wild. The refuge takes in up to 80 fawns a year and relies primarily on volunteer assistance to care for their young charges.