Sometimes it takes the creative skills of the GUARDIAN to coordinate the efforts of well intended parties and bring them together for the greater good.
Such is the case with two recent news items–one in Twin Falls and one in Owyhee County.
Authorities have encountered an animal loving elderly woman living in rural Owyhee county who has a menagerie of wolves and bobcats and assorted domestic pets. She legally keeps the wild animals under permit from the Idaho Fish & Game Department.
The local sheriff reports one of the wolves escaped, dined on someone else’s critter and problems ensued. The lady agreed the wild beasts were becoming more of a burden than she could afford. The Humane Society has stepped in, found homes in zoos and rescue centers around the nation and it looks like the problem is solved.
TheDAILY PAPER reported Friday she had been feeding the malnourished wolves domesticated feral cats. Her place was reportedly littered with half eaten carcasses.
Meanwhile, in Twin Falls the TIMES-NEWS reports a vet in the area has offered to spay and neuter one cat per day to stem the tide of feral “disease riddled cats” infesting the Magic Valley. There is a danger of infecting house pets with cat-borne diseases.
We doubt if a single sex change procedure per day will prevent many cats, however we know where to find some really hungry wolves…
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