Prairie Dogs Saved from Poisoning (VIDEO)

Prior to the poisoning of privately owned grasslands in Wyoming, the Prairie Dog Coalition — organized by The Humane Society of the United States – laid over 500 traps to safely capture the prairie dogs inhabiting the land. The prairie dogs, some entire families, were then moved to the Thunder Basin National Grassland where they all received restored burrows.

This is the first time such a relocation has been carried out. And the venture was a success thanks to the combined efforts of government agencies and private animal welfare organizations.

Watch the successful rescue:

 

Photo credit: Tambako the Jaguar via flickr 

529 comments

valda p.
valda p.5 years ago

lovely storey,such a change from all the horrific ones we read about ,thank you to the government and all animal organisations and volunteers who participated in this combined effort in saving these great little doggies,it was a big job,well done.

Monique Freericks

Nice to read. Thanks.

Nerosh Jaichand
Nerosh Jaichand6 years ago

Well Done. Here's hoping you guys are getting the proper funding for the good that you doing.

Norma Carrera
Norma Carrera6 years ago

This is great. Congratulations

Jennifer Hester
Jennifer Hester6 years ago

Thank you for this! Prairie dogs are so adorable. My family stayed a year in North and South Dakota while my dad had to work there, and we used to watch the prairie dogs for hours. They are so cute

Adam P.
Adam P.6 years ago

Good news! Thanks!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.6 years ago

aw bless them

Debbie W.
Past Member 6 years ago

Great example of what can be accomplished when working together ... all groups represented, all groups satisfied. How rare indeed.

Christine L.
Christine L.6 years ago

sweet!

Marge F.
Margaret M. F.6 years ago

Who would want to kill these little critters, they are so cute. I'm glad the transfer of them to non-poisened land went so successfully & all the various groups involved cooperated with one another to accomplish their goal & this is one story that has a happy ending.