MOUNTAIN LION BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR
Puma concolor – Cat of one color
Puma concolor is listed in dictionaries under more names than any other animal in the world. There are at least 18 South American native terms, 25 native North American, and 40 English names for mountain lions. The species most common names are:
Mountain lion, cougar, panther, [...]
Wild Animals Ruined, Even Killed,
by People’s Carelessness!
Wild animals are in trouble, and the problem is people who are careless with food and garbage.
Coyotes play an important role in the ecosystem, helping to keep rodent populations under control. They are by nature fearful of humans.
If coyotes are given access to human food and garbage, their behavior [...]
Rodent baits are often used to control voles. Their populations tend to be cyclical and once established, vole colonies are not easy to control.
One of the most effective ways to discourage voles from moving in is to simply mow grasses down to no more than two inches or disk around sites that need to [...]
Rodenticides can harm wildlife; please use carefully
Throughout California, the careless use of poison baits used to control rodents has injured and killed numerous wild animals and pets. This is because scavenging birds like owls, hawks, and predators such as raccoons, foxes, skunks and coyotes that eat dead or dying rodents that have consumed these baits [...]
Stop the painful poisoning deaths of wildlife, pets and people from Compound 1080 and sodium cyanide.
Compound 1080 and another deadly poison used regularly by Wildlife Services, sodium cyanide, are ranked Level 1 by the EPA for their “high degree of acute toxicity.” They’re meant to protect livestock from native predators. But other animals, including endangered [...]
Julia J. Di Sieno, the author is executive director and co-founder of Animal Rescue Team, Inc
November 11, 2012 12:35 AM
I found a recent letter to the editor in the Voices section, “Rocky relationship with local raccoons,” a little disturbing. The author asks: “Why can’t something be done?” and suggests that Animal Control does nothing with [...]
Fundraiser for the animals
By SCOTT STEEPLETON NEWS-PRESS CITY EDITOR
At the fundraiser for Animal Rescue Team Inc., Julia Di Sieno, right, the organization’s executive director, paid tribute to, from left, Dr. Scott Weldy , a veterinarian at Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital in Lake Forest, Dr. Kristi Krause, also a vet at [...]
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Mt Lion Training – Sept 22nd, 9am-11am, lunch to follow
Click this link to read about California Pesticide Regulations and how badly pesticides are affecting our wildlife!
On Sunday, July 15th, City fire department dropped off a very sick black and white cat. Someone had dumped the cat off at station 30 in Solvang. The firemen were kind enough to go above and beyond the call of duty, bringing the sick cat to our facility in Solvang.
Monday the cat was [...]