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CARLSBAD FWO:  Humane Society of the United States Recognized for Seabird Restoration Partnership
Region 8, April 26, 2011
Representatives of the MSRP,  Grace Smith, biologist for the U.S. Navy, and Annie Little, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, congratulateKimberly D'Amico, animal technician with The HSUS/Fund, for the organization's outstanding participation in the partnership.  (Credit: U.S. Navy)
Representatives of the MSRP,  Grace Smith, biologist for the U.S. Navy, and Annie Little, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, congratulateKimberly D'Amico, animal technician with The HSUS/Fund, for the organization's outstanding participation in the partnership.  (Credit: U.S. Navy) - Photo Credit: n/a

Representatives from the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program (MSRP) and the U.S. Navy recognized the Humane Society of the United States (The HSUS) for their outstanding partnership on the San Nicolas Island Seabird Restoration Project recently.  

The HSUS provided transportation of the feral cats off the Island, veterinary care, and permanent sanctuary for 59 adult cats. In addition, 10 kittens were successfully socialized and adopted into new homes.

No additional cats have been detected on the Island since June 2010, although extensive remote camera sensing continues.

Removal of the feral cats from Navy-owned San Nicolas Island will benefit nesting seabirds.  The project is part of ongoing efforts by the MSRP to aid wildlife resources damaged by the discharge of DDT and other pollutants into the ocean off the coast of Los Angeles County.

The MSRP Trustee Council includes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, California Department of Fish and Game, California State Lands Commission, National Park Service, and California State Parks.

Contact Info: jane hendron, , jane_hendron@fws.gov