Rehabilitated horses run for joy — Tuesday’s Horse

There are so many wonderful horse rescue stories. We thought we would share one with you. Who’s crying? We’re crying. Thank You Thank you everyone for following us and taking part in our advocacy. New Website Our new website is almost ready. We will be sharing it with you very soon. Hooray!

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‘Senseless Act of Violence.’ Maryland Driver Baits Seagulls With Popcorn, Then Runs Over Flock — TIME

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Maryland police are searching for a driver who lured a flock of seagulls to a parking lot and then ran over them with a vehicle, killing at least 10 birds in what the city’s police department have described as a “senseless act of violence against animals.” Officers in Laurel, Md., a city 20 miles northeast…

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Video: Gray Whales Spotted Playing with Dolphins, Sea Lions Off Dana Point — KTLA

Whale-watchers off Dana Point got the Christmas gift of a lifetime last week when a trio of gray whales was spotted frolicking with scores of dolphins and sea lions. Capt. Steve Plantz is a lifelong ocean explorer who has led tours with Captain Dave’s Dana Point Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari for the past two…

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Piles of Tumbleweeds Block Washington State Highway, Trapping People in Cars — KTLA

This is probably not the way motorists in Washington state wanted to spend their New Year’s Eve. Several people got trapped in their cars Tuesday after strong winds blew a thicket of tumbleweeds into a portion of a state highway, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Thorson. Several vehicles and one semi truck slowed…

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Goodbye 2019, Thanks for the Memories

IMG_20191223_175944It’s been one heck of a decade.  I’ve had several new jobs, a few ‘new’ careers, all with the same outcome: disillusionment.  I’ve owned a few new automobiles and enjoyed each and every one.  I’ve read oodles of hateful and distasteful social media posts, but I’ve read and liked or shared many, many more that were kind, funny and full of love and humanity.  I’ve had to say a painful goodbye to a loyal, beautiful dog, but I also welcomed into my life a wonderfully fun, lovable, silly and energy-filled pooch that has taken over my home and a big piece of my heart.

IMG_20191223_084522The world has changed a lot over the last ten years, for good, bad and very bad.  I started this blog to share the micro, local and global issues that were impacting wildlife and the environment.  PerchSpective has and will continue to strive to inform, educate and  champion these issues and hopefully engender even just a small tidal wave of response.  I care deeply about what’s happening to animals and wild spaces, and all I’ve asked (and will continue to ask) is that others care too.

IMG_20191117_074421-EFFECTSIn looking back over the decade soon departing, many good things have happened, many experiences and memories have been made, and for these I am truly grateful.  Most  importantly in 2010, I was living on a proverbial island of isolation.  But at the end of 2019, I find myself part of a truly wonderful, social-media spurred group of people who are closer to me than few have ever been.

I am blessed and grateful to have these people in my life and to know that I belong.

 

 

IMG_20191117_071610So goodbye 2019 and good riddance, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.  But before you go, I just want to say thank you.  Thank you for giving more then you’ve taken away over the past ten years.  Time marches on, life changes, and decades pass.  The 2010’s  have been better than the 2000’s, so bring on the 2020’s, I’m strapping myself in for what promises to be another wild ride – en garde 2020!

@COParksWildlife celebrates 30 years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act — Coyote Gulch

Here’s the release from Colorado Parks & Wildlife (Travis Duncan): Colorado Parks and Wildlife is celebrating 30 years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act this month. NAWCA, signed in December 1989, provides financial support for waterfowl habitat that also supports a multitude of other wetland-related wildlife species. NAWCA provides matching grants to wetlands conservation […]

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Manitoba animal rescue group caring for dog found with jar stuck on head — Winnipeg Sun

An animal rescue group in Manitoba says it’s helping a stray dog found with a jar stuck on its head that vets have told them was also bitten by other animals and shot with a pellet gun. Read More

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