Fate of eagles unknown after WA group loses permitJuly 27, 2013 @ 9:56 am
FERNDALE, Wash. (AP) - The fate of 18 bald eagles is uncertain since the Washington rescue group that has been caring for them has lost its permit.
KOMO-TV reports ( http://is.gd/gn3TKj) officials at the Sardis Wildlife Center fears the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will seize and euthanize the eagles.
But the woman responsible for handing out migratory bird permits for the Fish and Wildlife service says the government will eventually take the birds from the rescue group, but does not intend to kill the animals.
The 18 eagles have been brought to the Sardis Wildlife Center over the past 20 years for a variety of reasons. They are released back into the wild if they can be.
Sharon Walters runs the non-profit and said she's had paperwork problems with her IRS non-profit status and with Fish and Wildlife. That's what has caused the uncertainty about the eagles' future.
In addition to the bald eagles, the center also hosts other birds, including hawks, owls, vultures and even a seagull.
Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Relaxing in Seattle
It's a big weekend in Seattle, but what if you want to get away from the crowds?
17 things you will definitely see at Bumbershoot
Cassius' Body Art
This Seahawks rookie might be the most colorful on the field
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.