Dog Neglect & Theft Investigation

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of local animal lovers say they saved a dog Friday after a friend saw the animal emaciated in the backyard of a home. Gail Kiefer says when she got the call about the dog, now called Hope, she went to the house near the intersection of Bertelsen and Elmira, called … Continue reading »

Rescued Chihuahuas to Arrive in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Rescued Chihuahuas will arrive in Eugene Friday. The Greenhill Humane Society partnered with Save The Chi to transfer 20 Chihuahuas from overcrowded shelters in the Los Angeles area. The volunteer organization, Wings of Rescue, will transport the dogs by a chartered plane 850 miles. Staff from the Greenhill Humane Society will receive the … Continue reading »

Coast Guard Rescues Five Near Siletz Bay

NEWPORT, Ore. — Coast Guard crews rescued five people whose fishing boat sank yesterday in the chilly Pacific waters off the Oregon Coast. The Coast Guard says it received a mayday call about 4:20 a.m. from the crew of the 75-foot blazer — saying they were taking on water eight miles west of Siletz Bay. … Continue reading »

ODFW Rescues Stranded Fish

BEND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will conduct a fish rescue and relocation operation on the upper Deschutes River at Lava Island Falls. Fishery biologists, staff, and volunteers will try to save stranded fish by moving them from shallow, isolated pools near the falls to the main channel of the Deschutes … Continue reading »

Pets Saved From Corvallis Fire

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  Five pets are safe after a fire destroyed a large portion of a Corvallis home Wednesday afternoon, and the owners say if it were not for the firefighters who rescued their pets, the animals would likely not be alive. When Rick Miller was driving home Wednesday afternoon, he could not get through to … Continue reading »

Deputy Rescues Teen Off Oregon Coast

BROOKINGS, Ore. — A Curry County sheriff’s deputy, who swam into the ocean to help a 14-year-old boy caught in a rip current, is in critical condition. Deputy Terry Brown spent 45 minutes in the cold water, but Sheriff John Bishop says his risk saved the teen’s life. A call came in Monday night off … Continue reading »

Confined Space Drill For Corvallis Fire

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Imagine getting stuck in a confined space and not being able to get out. The Corvallis Fire Department says it gets called out to such scenarios, and crews need to be as prepared as possible when it does happen. On Thursday, the department conducted a drill at Oregon State University to practice … Continue reading »

Coast Guard Rescues Fisherman

COOS BAY, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated a fisherman off the coast of Coos Bay Sunday. Officials say the fisherman suffered from internal injuries and needed immediate medical assistance. The Coast Guard says the American Triumph, a commercial fishing and processing vessel, contacted them around 3:30 p.m. to Medevac a 37-year-old male … Continue reading »

A New Leash On Life

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Heartland Humane Society in Corvallis has given six stray dogs a new “leash” on life. They came from an overcrowded shelter in Riverside, California. Two of the dogs, a terrier and a spaniel, were on the euthanasia list because they were too shy. “Sometimes it takes a little change in scenery … Continue reading »