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Humpback whales breach the ocean’s surface in this undated Juneau photograph. (Michael Penn /Juneau Empire File)

To the rescue: Volunteers stand ready to help stranded marine animals

When animals need help, a network of dedicated volunteers are trained and ready to pitch in.

 

Staff members at the Alaska SeaLife Center near Seward attend to a harbor seal pup. This summer, one of the pups in the center’s care came from Juneau. The seal received treatment at the center and was released into the wild in September. (Courtesy photo/Alaska SeaLife Center/Kaiti Chritz)

To the rescue: Marine animals get 2nd chance at SeaLife Center

Named Spaetzle, the seal pup benefited from an extensive rehabilitation that prepared him for life in the wild.

 

Snoopy, a 1-year-old mastiff, poses with reading glass in this undated photo. Snoopy was found shot and castrated, allegedly by his neighbor, in Nikiski on Tuesday night. (Photo courtesy of Valerie Henderson)

Nikiski man allegedly shoots, castrates neighbor’s dog

A Nikiski man was charged with animal cruelty for allegedly killing and mutilating his neighbor’s dog. Michael D. Ohms, 41, allegedly walked over to his… Continue reading

 

Scotch Pines Dog Training teacher Stephanie Hostetter, right, addresses dogs and people ahead of a graduation ceremony for the obedience-training class on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

They didn’t throw their caps into the air — in fact, a few wiggled out of them — and instead of walking a podium to… Continue reading

Scotch Pines Dog Training teacher Stephanie Hostetter, right, addresses dogs and people ahead of a graduation ceremony for the obedience-training class on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)