Fawn Rescue

California Legislature Joint Member Resolution #375 Commending

MARJORIE DAVIS

All Photographs Generously Provided by John Contreras, 2007

The Framed Resolution

The Honorable Patty Berg Presents a Joint Resolution
 to Marjorie Davis

 

Marjorie Davis Accepting the Commendation

 

Friends & Colleagues at the Presentation Ceremony

On February 23, 2007, in a ceremony at the State Building in Santa Rosa,  the Honorable Patty Berg presented Marjorie Davis with California Legislature Joint Member Resolution #375 commending her work with Fawn Rescue. The following is the text of the resolution:


By the Honorable Wesley Chesbro, 2nd Senatorial District; and the Honorable Patty Berg, 1st Assembly District; and the Honorable Noreen Evans, 7th Assembly District Relative to Commending

Marjorie Davis

   WHEREAS, Marjorie Davis, a distinguished California resident, has brought immense credit and distinction to herself through her untiring commitment to protect California’s wildlife, and it is appropriate at this time to highlight her many accomplishments and extend to her special honors and the highest commendations; and

   WHEREAS, Marjorie Davis of Kenwood in Sonoma County is Founder and Director of Fawn Rescue, an organization that has rescued, rehabilitated, and released as many as 100 injured or orphaned fawns in a season for over 20 years; and

   WHEREAS, Marjorie Davis is author of the wildlife manual Black-Tailed Fawns – Care in Captivity which is used by wildlife organizations throughout the United States and Canada; and

   WHEREAS, Marjorie Davis authored Leap to Freedom a compilation of true stories of her rescue and rehabilitation experiences, in an effort to educate and inspire others to protect wildlife; and

    WHEREAS, Leap to Freedom has been reviewed by Dan Mackey, Publisher and Editor of Wildlife Rehabilitation Today magazine as giving the reader the experience of a lifetime of giving to the wild; and

   WHEREAS, Thomas P. Belt, Captain, California Department of Fish and Game, has praised Leap to Freedom as describing a wildlife care-giver’s life and passion and has honored Marjorie Davis for embodying all that is kind, gentle and merciful in mankind; and 

  WHEREAS, Marjorie Davis works with volunteers, veterinarians, wildlife and animal control agencies, humane societies, schools, media, and the public, responding to calls for help, information, and education; and

   WHEREAS, Marjorie Davis works with volunteers, veterinarians, wildlife and animal control agencies, humane societies, schools, media, and the public, responding to their calls for help, information, and education; and 

   WHEREAS, Marjorie Davis has worked closely with the California Department of Fish and Game with a permit for the long-term care of fawns and wrote a Fawn Protocol, which was adopted by Fish and Game’s Region Three and available to wildlife rehabilitation organizations; and 

  WHEREAS, Marjorie Davis pursued a cause and cure for a previously unidentified disease killing fawns which led to the discovery of Deerpox Virus; and

   WHEREAS, Marjorie Davis has received the California Department of Fish and Game Director’s Achievement Award for outstanding support of wildlife protection and conservation; Statement of Appreciation from the California Department of Fish and Game’s Wildlife Investigations Laboratory for pioneering techniques in caring for and rehabilitation of fawns; United States Congressional Recognition award as one of the 25 top Bay Area volunteers for outstanding and invaluable service to the community; Sonoma Ecology Center Environment Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the environment and community; Earth Elders of Sonoma County in recognition of devotion to the work necessary to sustain life on this planet for future generations; and

   WHEREAS, As a result of her tireless hard work and unwavering commitment, Marjorie Davis has succeeded in compiling an impressive record of personal achievements, a record that has earned for her the admiration and respect of those persons who have had the privilege of associating with her; now, therefore, be it

   RESOLVED BY SENATOR WES CHESBRO, ASSEMBLYWOMAN PATTY BERG, ASSEMBLYWOMAN NOREEN EVANS; That Marjorie Davis be extended deep appreciation for her dedication and contributions to the public and the the Department of Fish and Game and for her unparalleled achievements and outstanding contributions to wildlife, and conveyed best wishes for continued success in the future.

Joint Member Resolution No. 375

Dated this 15th day of August, 2006  




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