Tagged with dog

‘Tis a busy time for animal encounters

Here in the Columbia River Gorge, as elsewhere, volunteers are very busy right now retrieving abandoned or injured wildlife, as well as homeless cats and kittens. Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue in Hood River, Ore., and Gorge Kitten Project in Lyle, Wash., are currently up to their eyeballs in homeless kittens and pregnant cats. These volunteers … 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

Homeless pets in Jefferson County need your help: Gillnet ban in lower Columbia to phase in: Midnight hopes to go home for Christmas

Homeless pets in Jefferson County need your help Last week I met the executive director of Central Oregon Animal Friends, which works to help homeless pets in the Madras, Oregon, area. She explained that Jefferson County Kennels, which accepts dogs only, is in great need of donations.  (Although the high desert is outside the Gorge, the … Continue reading