Tag: Stranded

As death toll mounts, volunteers brave Oregon wildfires to rescue stranded livestock

Volunteers struggle to gather sheep for rescue near Colton, Ore., in the Riverside wildfire south of Portland. <span class="copyright">(Richard Read / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Volunteers struggle to gather sheep for rescue near Colton, Ore., in the Riverside wildfire south of Portland. (Richard Read / Los Angeles Times)

The plea for help appeared on Facebook just after noon: Dozens of animals were trapped on a farm outside the Oregon town of Colton. A wildfire was closing in.

Suzi Cloutier jumped into her pickup and headed south, towing a horse trailer.

As director of an animal sanctuary outside Portland, Cloutier has been on high alert amid some of the worst wildfires in Oregon history.

She sped past barricades near Colton, 30 miles south of Portland on

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32 stranded chimpanzees need permanent new homes

One of the chimps that still reside at the shuttered Wildlife Waystation in Angeles National Forest in Sylmar. <span class="copyright">(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)</span>
One of the chimps that still reside at the shuttered Wildlife Waystation in Angeles National Forest in Sylmar. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

The fates of 32 chimpanzees stranded in the shuttered Wildlife Waystation in the Angeles National Forest depend on raising the funds needed to build permanent new homes at sanctuaries willing to take them, officials said on Tuesday.

More than 500 exotic animals, including lions, tigers, alligators, wolves, owls and Vietnamese potbellied pigs, have been relocated since the troubled 44-year-old center surrendered its California Department of Fish and Wildlife permits and shut down for good a year

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Stranded pets, desperate owners split up by coronavirus travel curbs

By Tina Bellon

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Guy Nizan flew to Israel with his wife and daughter for a family emergency in March, Gula – their six-year-old German shepherd mix – stayed behind in New York with a pet sitter.

But as the coronavirus outbreak accelerated and airlines began cancelling flights, it became clear the family would not be coming home anytime soon. With airlines scrapping pet transport services, the Nizans became increasingly desperate to have Gula join them until the crisis abates.

“We just couldn’t stand the thought of her being alone,” Nizan said.

After nearly two months,

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