Red wolf found shot Nov 18 2013
An FYI to red wolf advocates, friends and family. We are in a crisis with the ongoing illegal killing of wild red wolves. Please be aware that the photo is wrenching. Do not view it unless you are prepared to see what a bullet can do to a red wolf. Check out our Facebook page for updates and also our web site at http://www.redwolves.com.
Red Wolf Coaltion – Board of Directors, Chair
USFWS NEWS RELEASE
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Red Wolf Recovery Program
P. O. Box 1969
Manteo, North Carolina 27954
Contact: David Rabon, 252-473-1132 , firstname.lastname@example.org
November 20, 2013
Photo available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwssoutheast/10961117113/
Red wolf found shot in Washington County, N.C. on Nov. 18, 2013. This is
the fifth red wolf killed or missing in less than a month. Photo by USFWS.
*Federal Officials Request Assistance Regarding Latest Red Wolf Killing*
*Reward for Information now up to $26,000*
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is requesting assistance with an
investigation involving the suspected illegal take of a fifth red wolf in
the last month. In the latest death, the federally protected wolf’s body
was recovered from private property north of the town of Creswell, in
Washington County, North Carolina, on Monday, November 18, 2013. The red
wolf’s body had an apparent gunshot wound.
Anyone with information that directly leads to an arrest, a criminal
conviction, a civil penalty assessment, or forfeiture of property on the
subject or subjects responsible for the suspected unlawful take of a red
wolf may be eligible for a reward.
Pledged contributions from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, Red Wolf
Coalition, Humane Society of the United States, and the Center for
Biological Diversity have increased the reward amount for information on the
suspected illegal take of the five radio-collared red wolves that were found
dead in the last month in Washington and Tyrrell counties, North Carolina.
A person providing essential information that directly leads to an arrest, a
criminal conviction, on the subject or subjects responsible for the
suspected unlawful take of one of these red wolves may be eligible for a
combined reward of up to $26,000. Individual organizations pledging
contributions will determine eligibility for payment of any reward.