Cougar Killed After Attacking Sheep

WREN, Ore. —  A cougar that a family says killed four of its sheep is now dead, after trappers with the USDA Wildlife Services were successfully able to track the animal nearby and kill it. Joseph Postman and his wife Lois Olund say within the last week, four of their 60 sheep have disappeared from … Continue reading »

Q Fever in Linn and Benton Counties

CORVALLIS, Ore. — There have already been four confirmed cases of Q Fever in Benton and Linn Counties this year, but public health officials say there is not a threat that residents should be concerned about. Officials say Q Fever usually spreads from goats, cattle, or sheep. They can pass it to humans through bodily … Continue reading »

Deadly Sheep Disease Hits Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Around 300 sheep in Douglas County are being euthanized after the Department of Agriculture found they were at a high risk for a deadly sheep disease.  It’s a disease known to be deadly to sheep called Scrapie that’s back in Oregon for the first time in five years. “Scrapie is not … Continue reading »