Tagged with pets

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

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

Help animals by responding to these surveys

For years I’ve been concerned about the dangers of latex party balloons released into the environment, ultimately harming wildlife. Terrestrial and aquatic animals may mistake a deflated balloon for food or get tangled in the attached ribbon or string. Fortunately, a study is underway to find out how dangerous are the balloons — and you … 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

Help change Oregon’s brutal wildlife trapping rules

Your comments to change existing wildlife trapping rules in Oregon are needed before this Thursday. Currently, the state holds title to the worst trapping practices in the nation, including provisions which allow animals to be left in leg-hold traps for up to seven days. In April I wrote that the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission … Continue reading