Oregon authorities are investigating the deaths of eight wolves, including a pack of five, since February. All of the wolves (Canis lupus) were poisoned. State police are now asking the public for tips. The wolves included all five members of the Catherine Pack in eastern Oregon in February, followed by three more in March, April and July. State police say they have “exhausted leads in the case.” Several organizations have offered more than $36,000 in rewards for information.
“It’s terrible,” Michelle Dennehy, a spokesperson for the Oregon department of fish and wildlife, told the Guardian. “It’s a very egregious case and we hope that someone will step forward for that monetary award.”