Source: Statesman Journal 

Officials in Wallowa County, Oregon, are offering a $25,000 reward for information on the illegal poisoning of three gray wolves, two golden eagles, and other wildlife. This incident is part of a series of poisonings that have killed 19 wolves since 2015 and even affected domestic dogs. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife noted the collateral damage extends to eagles, dogs, and other carnivores.

In February and March, several poisoned animals were found near Lightning Creek, a tributary of the Imnaha River. Poisoning wolves is a Class C felony in Oregon, with severe penalties. State officials urge dog owners in northeast Oregon to be vigilant. The public is encouraged to report any information about these cases to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or Oregon State Police. Efforts to clean up the toxic waste included removing a poisoned cow carcass from the creek. Authorities are determined to catch and punish the perpetrators.

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