Sea lions in crosshairs again; cats available; local wildlife studied; Wildlife Services in trouble

U.S. House passes bill to make killing sea lions easier in the Northwest

Read the rest of the story in the Oregonian.

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Two special cats at Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue looking for homes

Cute-as-a-Button Benny desperately needs a home. His first
owners abandoned him in Snowden, Wash., with another little kitty and two horses. His next adoptive family decided their child was allergic to him . . . but not allergic to the kitten they adopted. So, he’s been shuffled around too much and needs a forever home.

Big Ben will purr at the drop of a hat and then roll over because he’s so happy to be near you. He would do well in a household with kittens because he just loves them! Dogs and kids are also OK with Benny. In other words, he’s a great family cat.

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Kody has been my office-mate for the last several days and I have to say you couldn’t ask for a better one. He’s very entertaining when you need a break from work, but after he’s had enough fun he settles right down and quietly naps on his bed.

When you consider his background, it’s amazing he’s such a happy and polite little boy. For most of his young life he lived in a place in which he didn’t know when he’d get his next meal — along with many other cats.

But now, at about 10 months old, Kody is the picture of health. He’s a beautiful mix of Bengal and tabby with black and brown coloring, white “eye liner,” white feet and a lightening white stripe down his nose. He’s timid when first meeting you but becomes a real lover once he knows he can trust you. He loves to have his tummy rubbed, and knows not to play rough even when he’s going full throttle. He drags around his toys and loves his stuffed Big Bird to keep him company. As his foster mom says, “There’s not a mean bone in his body.”

Both Benny and Kody have been neutered, tested negative for feline leukemia and FIV, and have been dewormed and vaccinated. Adoption fee is $50. Email Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue for more information or visit their website.

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Glenwood students get real world biology learning chance

Always glad to hear about students learning about local wildlife. Read the rest of the story in the White Salmon Enterprise.

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Predator Defense and Rep. DeFazio of Oregon seek oversight hearings on USDA Wildlife Services after dog killed

Read more at Predator Defense.

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