From ANIMAL PEOPLE, July/August 1999:

The Schad Foundation and IFAW
on May 12 announced that they will donate
$200,000 for nonlethal bear control in northern
Ontario. Community bear control was formerly
done by 18 volunteer trappers associated
with North Bay Fur Harvesters Auction
I n c., who withdrew their services in April
after Ontario banned spring bear hunting.
Humane Society of Canada executive
director Michael O’Sullivan said on May
24 that HSC “is prepared to devote $1 million
to assist with the funding, expertise, and
delivery needed to incorporate” a dogbite prevention
curriculum “into mainstream public
education initiatives and school curricula in
every community across Canada,” providing
HSC is allowed to direct the campaign.
O’Sullivan also said he would ask each
province to match the HSC commitment.

The Santa Catalina Island
C o n s e r v a n c y on June 8 reportedly agreed to
transfer 250 feral goats from the island to
Goats R Us, of Orinda, California, identified
in a press release as “a humane organization
that provides fire control grazing services.” In
Defense of Animals has formed a C a t a l i n a
Goat Fund to help support the relocation.
Wild Neighbors News, a new periodical
intended to encourage protecting, preserving,
and enhancing urban wildlife habitat,
published by the Humane Society of the U.S.
Urban Wildlife Sanctuary Program,
debuted on June 1. “HSUS recently surveyed
nearly 100 animal shelters and found that more
than half are dealing with urban wildlife concerns
such as injured, orphaned and ‘nuisance’
animals more than 500 times a year,” HSUS
vice presidents for wildlife and companion animals
John Grandy and Martha Armstrong
explained in a joint letter asking shelters to
help promote the Urban Wildlife Sanctuary
Program. “Animal care and control facilities
are in a unique position to promote protection
for urban wildlife,” they continued, “due to
their high profile and extensive interaction
with the public.”

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