Animal rescue http://kplu.org en For 'refugees from urban farming craze', a backyard to call home http://kplu.org/post/refugees-urban-farming-craze-backyard-call-home <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Urban farming sounds like a great idea to many people. You can grow your own vegetables and put in a chicken coop, or keep some ducks to make it all come full circle.</span></p><p>But a Seattle woman behind an operation called <a href="http://ducksandclucks.com/blog/2013/06/11/current_cast/" target="_blank">Ducks and Clucks</a> says many folks are biting off more than they can chew when it comes to the birds. It is she who often comes to their rescue.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9138 at http://kplu.org For 'refugees from urban farming craze', a backyard to call home Bats are beneficial, says rehab volunteer http://kplu.org/post/bats-are-beneficial-says-rehab-volunteer <p>It’s Halloween – a time when black cats and bats are demonized or depicted as scary. But bats are actually one of the most unique mammals on the planet. Scientists say they’re vital to the health of our ecosystem.</p><p>So today, KPLU environment reporter Bellamy Pailthorp met with a woman who has taken it upon herself to re-habilitate as many injured bats as she can find.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:29:42 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6911 at http://kplu.org Bats are beneficial, says rehab volunteer Why is California sending homeless pets to the Northwest? http://kplu.org/post/why-california-sending-homeless-pets-northwest <p>This past week alone 160 dogs and cats were transported from overcrowded, high-kill shelters in southern California to multiple non-kill shelters and rescue organization around the Northwest.</p><p>The non-profit, Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team (S.T.A.R.T.) organized the shipment of animals to Oregon and Washington. Four Washington based rescue groups partnered with S.T.A.R.T. — Must Love Dogs, Puget Sound Rescue, Collar of Hope and Smidget the Rescue.</p><p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:33:22 +0000 Evan Hoover 6654 at http://kplu.org Why is California sending homeless pets to the Northwest?