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Pets & Wildlife

Sam Christie, (right) of UC Davis Oiled Wildlife Care Network releases a ruddy duck, and Kylie Clatterbuck, (left) of International Bird Rescue releases an eared grebe, into Huntington Harbor on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. The two birds were picked up during the recent oil spill off of Huntington Beach shores and rehabilitated.

Cleansed of oil, birds harmed by Orange County spill take flight in Huntington Beach

Sam Christie, (right) of UC Davis Oiled Wildlife Care Network releases a ruddy duck, and Kylie Clatterbuck, (left) of International Bird Rescue releases an eared grebe, into Huntington Harbor on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. The two birds were picked up during the recent oil spill off of Huntington Beach shores and rehabilitated.

October 17, 2021, 4:30pm Nation & World

LOS ANGELES — On Oct. 3, the first winged victim of the Orange County oil spill washed ashore in Newport Beach. Its white and light-brown feathers were caked with black crude. Cold, oily water had seeped through its down and onto its skin. Read story

"Dog and His Boy" by artist Parmalee Cover is on display at Art at the CAVE this month as part of the "Pet Project" exhibit, a fundraiser for the Humane Society.

Pet Project: Art exhibit pawses to honor work of Humane Society for Southwest Washington

"Dog and His Boy" by artist Parmalee Cover is on display at Art at the CAVE this month as part of the "Pet Project" exhibit, a fundraiser for the Humane Society.

October 17, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

The animals that share our homes and lives offer us companionship, comfort and affection. They’re also endlessly entertaining and pretty darn adorable. Art at the CAVE has unleashed this love of companion animals with its current exhibit, “Pet Project,” on display through Oct. 30 at its downtown Vancouver gallery. Read story

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz jokes that Connie, a bully breed mix dog, is stealing the show as she gets pets from Congressman Ted Deutch during a news conference to discuss legislation to make animal abuse a federal crime, at Broward County Animal Care and Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Deutch is leading a bipartisan effort to get the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reevaluate its ban on importing dogs to the U.S. from 113 countries because of rabies fears.

Lawmakers: End ban on dogs entering U.S.

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz jokes that Connie, a bully breed mix dog, is stealing the show as she gets pets from Congressman Ted Deutch during a news conference to discuss legislation to make animal abuse a federal crime, at Broward County Animal Care and Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Deutch is leading a bipartisan effort to get the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reevaluate its ban on importing dogs to the U.S. from 113 countries because of rabies fears.

October 15, 2021, 6:29am Life

Rabies concerns are preventing dogs that might have been abused or slated for meat markets in other countries from being adopted in America as pets. Read story

A two-headed diamondback terrapin is weighed at the Birdsey Cape Wildlife Center on Oct. 9 in Barnstable, Mass.

2-headed baby turtle thrives at Massachusetts animal refuge

A two-headed diamondback terrapin is weighed at the Birdsey Cape Wildlife Center on Oct. 9 in Barnstable, Mass.

October 15, 2021, 6:28am Life

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A rare two-headed diamondback terrapin turtle is alive and kicking — with all six of its legs — at the Birdsey Cape Wildlife Center in Massachusetts after hatching two weeks ago. Read story

An elusive elk that had been wandering the hills with a car tire around its neck for at least two years has finally been freed of the tire, Colorado wildlife officials say.

Elk with tire around neck for 2 years freed

An elusive elk that had been wandering the hills with a car tire around its neck for at least two years has finally been freed of the tire, Colorado wildlife officials say.

October 15, 2021, 6:04am Life

PINE, Colo. — Wildlife officials in Colorado say an elusive elk that has been wandering the hills with a car tire around its neck for at least two years has finally been freed of the obstruction. Read story

FILE - This Nov. 7, 2017 file photo provided by the National Park Service shows a wolf in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. State officials have agreed to reimburse hunters and trappers up to $200,000 for killing wolves in Idaho. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game late last month entered into an agreement with the nonprofit Foundation for Wildlife Management to pay the expenses incurred for killing wolves from July 1 through June 30, 2022. (Jacob W.

Idaho reaches deal to reimburse hunters who kill wolves

FILE - This Nov. 7, 2017 file photo provided by the National Park Service shows a wolf in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. State officials have agreed to reimburse hunters and trappers up to $200,000 for killing wolves in Idaho. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game late last month entered into an agreement with the nonprofit Foundation for Wildlife Management to pay the expenses incurred for killing wolves from July 1 through June 30, 2022. (Jacob W.

October 11, 2021, 1:50pm Business

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials will make available up to $200,000 to be divided into payments for hunters and trappers who kill wolves in the state through next summer. Read story

An extinct ivory-billed woodpecker excavating a hole in a tree trunk in an illustration patterned after an engraving from the early 20th century.

Florida’s ivory-billed woodpecker is officially extinct — but a few still hope

An extinct ivory-billed woodpecker excavating a hole in a tree trunk in an illustration patterned after an engraving from the early 20th century.

October 11, 2021, 6:05am Pets & Wildlife

TAMPA, Fla. — In the Green Swamp of Polk County, Florida, Paul Sykes heard a sound that raised the hairs on the back of his neck. The sharp honk may have sounded, to a layperson, like a stepped-on squeaky toy. But to Sykes, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist… Read story

They use live bees for mental health therapy at their Philly biz, Half Mad Honey

October 11, 2021, 6:02am Pets & Wildlife

PHILADELPHIA — Meet Amelia Mraz and Natasha Pham, the founders of Half Mad Honey, an apiary at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. They use their hives to help people practice both mindfulness and distress tolerance through apiary therapy. Read story

Cleanup crews spread out across the beach as they begin cleaning up oil in the sand from a major oil spill on Huntington State Beach in Huntington Beach Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Cleanup crews began cleaning up the the damage from a major oil spill off the Orange County coast that left crude spoiling beaches, killing fish and birds and threatening local wetlands. (Allen J.

Orange County oil spill sparks race to save wildlife

Cleanup crews spread out across the beach as they begin cleaning up oil in the sand from a major oil spill on Huntington State Beach in Huntington Beach Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Cleanup crews began cleaning up the the damage from a major oil spill off the Orange County coast that left crude spoiling beaches, killing fish and birds and threatening local wetlands. (Allen J.

October 10, 2021, 10:18am Nation & World

LOS ANGELES — The first victims are seabirds, graceful creatures that alight upon the ocean’s surface. They’ve been landing on the oil slick that seeped up from a ruptured pipeline, diving through its toxic sheen. Read story

A dog clears a hurdle on the jumping course at the Mount Hood Doberman Pinscher Club agility trials on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at the Dr. Jack Giesy Equestrian Arena in Ridgefield.

Dogs strut their stuff in agility trials at fairgrounds

A dog clears a hurdle on the jumping course at the Mount Hood Doberman Pinscher Club agility trials on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at the Dr. Jack Giesy Equestrian Arena in Ridgefield.

October 9, 2021, 6:14pm Clark County News

The timer started, and Lad was off like a rocket. Read story