Plumas & Sierra Counties Kill Hundreds of Wild Animals Every Year With Your Money: Our Best Chance to Stop it is Now

Your Voice is Needed Now to Speak Up for Plumas and Sierra County Wildlife- Mark Your Calendar for Tuesday September 21st 10am at the Plumas County Board of Supervisors. (see details below)

Plumas and Sierra Counties together spent approximately $750,000 of your tax money over the last decade to kill more than 4250 animals, through a contract with USDA Wildlife Services. It’s time to put this antiquated and cruel program out of its misery.

Non-lethal predation prevention programs like funding for fencing and guard dogs— which ranchers want and need— can reduce conflicts and make livestock less appealing to predators than wild prey. Predators will always find a way, and when targeted (as in war) by men with guns, traps and poisons, their behavior becomes unpredictable, which leads to more conflict, then more killing, and the cycle continues.

Stop the cycle! Speak out for Plumas/ Sierra Wildlife!

“Can’t we all just coexist?”

A presentation by Feather River Action! was made at the Aug. 10th Plumas board meeting and also at the Aug. 17th Sierra County Board meeting outlining the problems with Wildlife Services, describing a proposed non-lethal predator control program and how renewing a Wildlife Services killing contract in Plumas and Sierra Counties would be a violation of the CA Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Our attorney Jessica Blome from GreenFire Law spoke on the topic at the Sierra County meeting along with Michelle Lute, National Carnivore Conservation Manager for Project Coyote.

Plumas County supervisors will decide whether to continue the killing this Tuesday September 21st 10am.   It is item 8) E) 4) on the agenda (Wildlife Services, budget and proposed amendment to contract; discussion and possible direction and/or action)

Plumas County Board Listening/ Speaking Instructions: Speak out in support during public comment, in person, by internet or by phone at: 1-669-900-9128; Meeting ID: 948 7586 7850. Passcode: 261352 (Press *6 to mute and unmute your phone and *9 to raise your hand!)

Learn more about just how cruel Wildlife Services’ use of guns, snares, traps and poisons can be and why we need them out of Feather River Country.

Read the new article on the new Beckwourth Wolfpack in the Sierra Nevada Ally. Protecting this new pack means kicking USDA Wildlife Services out of Plumas and Sierra Counties!

Great Pyrenees dogs guard sheep and lambs in Marin County, who eliminated their Wildlife Services contract and replaced it with a non-lethal predator defense program 20 years ago leading to a significant reduction in predation.

Please plan to speak out at the meeting, and make sure to send a brief e-mail to both Plumas and Sierra Counties asking for an end to USDA Wildlife Services in our counties and supporting a new, locally based non-lethal predator control program: and Do it now.

Feather River Action! Partners with Friends of Plumas Animals to Rescue Kitties & Save Wildlife

Bodie and Callie are waiting for love and handouts from you!

For several months, Feather River Action! has worked with local residents and Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe to trap, neuter, and return (known as “TNR”) more than a dozen feral cats in and around Portola. Feral, or “community cats,” live lives of survival and suffering, with about 75% dying of disease or predation before reaching maturity. Furthermore, feral cats cause environmental harm, primarily to birds, waterways, and other wildlife. Their presence also attracts larger predators to an area. It is said that two un-neutered cats and their offspring have the potential to produce hundreds of thousands of kittens during their lifetime. This is a lot of easily preventable suffering!

The cats themselves aren’t “bad,” they are just being cats and trying to survive. This is a people problem, and as such it is our responsibility to help them and keep their populations down through active TNR (and occasional relocation when appropriate). Community education as well as support for those caring for the cats must also play a role in addressing this problem and preventing more litters and hence, more suffering and environmental damage.

While doing TNR work, litters of kittens are frequently encountered, and, if young enough, can be socialized and placed into loving homes. To help us in this effort, we recently partnered with Friends of Plumas Animals to socialize and adopt out three litters of kittens born to feral mothers. We now have quite a few cats and kittens available for adoption or placement into foster homes.

These sweet kitties are currently living in a county impacted by wildfire and need good homes urgently. Click on their photos to go to their “adopt-a-pet” profile and submit an adoption application. If you’re not currently interested in adopting, perhaps you can donate to offset our significant out-of-pocket costs to care for these wonderful creatures.

Please spread the word to your animal-loving friends who may want to donate, foster, or adopt.

Do you have feral cats reproducing in your neighborhood? Get in touch  with us for assistance, referrals and advice.  Contact us for more info.

Poppy kitten and her brother Chico are ready for adventures and snuggles with their new human guardian(s)– could it be you? (listing coming soon)
Isabelle (Izzy Belly) loves to have her belly rubbed. What a cutie!
Mia is a semi-feral barn cat available for adoption, as are her brothers and mom
Beautiful, blue-eyed Moggie is ready for his forever home
Sophie is affectionate, smart, and playful
Tiger is a gorgeous boy who is warm and sweet-natured