Giggles was a fawn.
A family brought Giggles to the Society of St. Francis, a Wisconsin no-kill animal shelter near the Illinois border, because they believed the fawn had been abandoned by her mother. Roy Schulze, an employee, set up a stall with a food dish and a suspended milk bottle for the animal. He also videotaped it for sentimental reasons. He named her after the sound she would make. Giggles was scheduled to be transported to an Illinois wildlife reserve that rehabilitates fawns so they can re-enter the wild when they are older.
Giggles died in Wisconsin.
Roy was working in the barn when they arrived: squad cars filled with nine Department of Natural Resources officers and four deputy sheriffs. When he spoke to WISN news, he said of the armed group, “It was like a SWAT team.” They were “all armed to the teeth.”