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Agency Spays Endangered Wolf after Dog

posted Mar 27, 2014, 12:50 PM by chloe owens

3/12/14, by Rich Landers, The Spokesman-Review

Agency spays endangered wolf after dog

A domestic dog that took a month long romp on the wild side in Pend Oreille County forced Washington wildlife officials to capture and spay an endangered female gray wolf on Saturday. Our goal is restoration of a native wolf population, not producing a generation of hybrids we’d have to take care of in another way later,” said Donny Martorello, the Fish and Wildlife Department’s carnivore manager in Olympia. The wolf was one of two females in the new Ruby Creek Pack that biologists have been tracking with GPS collars since July.