Deadly Barbed Wire Fence
Barbed wire is extremely hazardous to wildlife and domestic animals. Every year numerous calls are received regarding owls, falcons, hawks, songbirds and mammals that have become entangled in barbed wire fencing.
Many struggle there until they die. Injuries are usually so severe that euthanasia is the only alternative.
In 2007, Wild Wings Raptor Rehabilitation partnered with Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice to remove nonfunctional barbed wire that has fallen to the ground, has been partially buried or is no longer used to
fence in livestock.
Since this program started, over 32 tons of barbed wire has been removed and recycled.
This service is free to landowners.
For more information, contact:
Kellie Landers, Wild Wings Raptor Rehabilitation
541‐213‐4411 or 541‐549‐9192
Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice
The barbed wire is taken down and removed for recycling in a timely manner. The posts are left in place to mark property boundaries.
We have a special request:
Please print out the PDF below and post it in your feed store, vet office, place of employment - anywhere you think it will help inform people of this free service.
(Our thanks to Judy of Wildside Rehabilitation
for sharing this information)