Todays amazing Juvi Red Tail Hawk rescue in Los Olivos.

Today at 12:30 Pm, while executive director, Julia Di Sieno, and volunteer Biata Sommer, attempted to eat lunch, our rescue hotline received another call from local CHP dispatch. Several bicyclists visiting from England, and Santa Barbara discovered a very young red tail hawk hanging upside down from wood, and barbed wire fencing. CHP dispatch immediately […]

Support Sierra Club Proposal re: Wildlife Trapping Policy YOUR VOICE NEEDED!

Are you a Sierra Club member? If so, we need you to speak up in support of a far-reaching policy regarding wildlife trapping. BACKGROUND: In response to a request made by many concerned Sierra Club wildlife advocates and chapter leaders, the Sierra Club Board appointed a six member national task force comprised of experts (on […]

Permit to Save Sick Bobcat at La Purisima Mission Denied

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Young buck has wild night

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Southern California City, Nonprofit Organizations Raise Lion Poacher Reward

Media Contacts: Patrick Foy, DFG Law Enforcement, (916) 508-7095 Andrew Hughan, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8944 Tony Coroalles, Calabasas City Manager, (818) 224-1606 A city and two nonprofit groups’ combined commitments more than double the reward offered for information on a brutal mountain lion killing. The City of Calabasas in eastern Los Angeles County has matched […]

Local Animal Advocate to Star in TV Show


November 22, 2011 6:31 AM

The executive director of the Animal Rescue Team will be featured in January on Animal Planet’s hit show “Animal Hoarders.” Julia Di Sieno, known for her love of all things animal and co-founder of the Animal Rescue Team, told the News-Press she traveled to […]

Great Horned Owl found stuck in truck grill : Rescuers free bird with few injuries

Raymond Notthoff, a 58-year-old truck driver from Rosemead, was in for a frightening, feathery surprise when a great horned owl managed to get stuck in the front grill of his truck as he drove southbound on State Route 135 near Los Alamos. To the relief — and surprise — of those involved, the owl […]

Opinion: Bobcats under increased threat

Julia J. Di Sieno

May 1, 2011 10:02 AM

Dear Sen. Tony Strickland: Please, we need your help immediately. Bobcat fur coats have become a hot item among the fashion conscious in Russia, China, Italy and Greece, leading to a big jump in prices and exports for the soft, spotted pelts. […]

District attorney’s office reviewing owl killings


April 23, 2011 7:58 AM

The Santa Barbara County district attorney’s office has received a report from state Fish and Game on the case of two 17-year-olds accused of killing four young barn owls that nested in hay bales the boys were delivering to a Lompoc animal […]