Reward offered in lethal injury of mother harbor seal in Ocean Park, Washington

The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction

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WDFW asks public’s help to generate leads in shooting of radio-collared wolf

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WFDW) is seeking the public’s help to identify the person or persons responsible for shooting and killing a gray wolf last month

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FEMA Warns of Increased Wildfire Risk for Summer of 2010

SEATTLE - El Nino weather patterns and a relatively mild winter left Idaho, eastern Washington and south central Oregon drier than normal and vulnerable to wildfire. In addition to urging extreme caution with campfires, fireworks, trash fires, grills and other heat sources, FEMA Acting Regional Administrator Dennis Hunsinger encourages residents living on wooded lots and wildland/urban interface areas to stay informed on local conditions.
 
"Now is the time to create defensible perimeters by clearing flammable debris away from homes and structures," said Hunsinger. "Of course, fire escapes and evacuation plans are a must, and should include current phone numbers for emergency service providers. By all means, make sure property entrances are clearly posted, with adequate emergency vehicle turnaround space."

The Humane Society Offers Tips to Ensure Healthy and Happy Pets this Holiday Weekend

While a booming fireworks display maybe the perfect culmination to Fourth of July festivities, The Humane Society of the United States reminds people that many pets are frightened by such activities.

"Pets are family members, and most people include them in their holiday plans, but on a holiday full of activities like our nations' birthday, most pets will be more comfortable at home with their normal everyday routines," said Adam Goldfarb, director of the pets at risk program at The Humane Society of the United States. "So on this Fourth of July, spare your pets the stress of fireworks and crowds and ensure that everyone has a safe and happy holiday."

Warm, Dry Weather May Fuel a Big Fire Season

SEATTLE - Ample moisture and cooler temperatures for Alaska and Pacific Northwest states may keep 2009 fire potential in normal ranges, but after multiple weeks of warm weather, fuel supplies are drying out. Persistent drought conditions may well drive significant wildfire risk for north-central Washington, and the recent near-record spring dry spell is boosting fire risk in western Washington as well. FEMA Acting Regional Administrator Dennis Hunsinger encourages residents living on wooded lots and wildland/urban interface areas to stay informed on local conditions and take steps now-clearing brush and creating defensible perimeters around their homes.