Bald eagle released by Rowena Wildlife Clinic

After some hesitation last Tuesday, a young, rehabilitated bald eagle decided to take advantage of the freedom offered to him. The one-year-old male raptor was found April 15 in the grass at Avery Park near Wishram, Wash., unable to fly. An employee at the park contacted authorities at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at … Continue reading

Wildlife trapping to resume at OSU sheep farm

The following email was sent yesterday to members of Predator Defense regarding the resumption of wildlife trapping at the Oak Creek Oregon State University sheep farm in Corvallis. After reading it, please contact the OSU personnel listed below to let them know — politely — what you think. From: Cassandra Robertson [mailto:cassandra@cassandrarobertson.com] Sent: Friday, April … Continue reading

Trapfree Oregon can use your help: Beware of buying turtles: No new animal shelter: Cat updates

TrapFree Oregon can use your help TrapFree Oregon is a non-profit organization dedicated to getting trapping and poisoning of wildlife legally banned in Oregon by November 2014. As TFO says on its website, “Animal rights groups and veterinary associations agree that trapped animals suffer excruciating pain, injury, dehydration, shock, distress, and sometimes drown or freeze … Continue reading

Wildlife Rehabilitators conference great experience: Cat Rescue seeks volunteers: Wildlife Watch link added

Wildlife Rehabilitators conference great experience Along with my friends from Rowena Wildlife Clinic, I recently attended the annual National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association conference. It was held this year in Portland, a short drive from the Columbia River Gorge, and too good an opportunity to pass up. It was an amazing experience, not only from an … Continue reading

Homeless-cat study sets off firestorm

In some circles, Trap-Neuter-Return is controversial, even though it’s endorsed by the Humane Society, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and many other animal protection organizations. Trap-Neuter-Return is the method of humanely trapping free-roaming cats, spaying/neutering them, vaccinating them for rabies and returning them to … Continue reading