The Prairie Dog Pals “fall” Garage sale will be held on the 23th of September from 8:00 to 2:00 at 5219 Vista Bonita NE. Plan to come and more importantly scour out your collections of fine collectibles and donate the unneeded treasures for the garage sale. If you want items to donate or want to volunteer with the set up or sale please coordinate with R. Watt (237 0347). Please tell your friends to come by and spend money. The money will go towards prairie dog issues. The donations are tax deductible and we will gladly provide you with a certificate stating as much. If you have donations for the sale, plan to bring them by between 6-8 PM on the 22nd of September. If this is not convenient, contact Ray Watt on 237 0347 to arrange a mutually convenient drop of date/time. Finally, after the sale, your unsold items can either be picked up by you at 200 on Saturday, or they will be donated to an animal issues charity/ non profit group.
For a week, metal cages sat atop each prairie dog mound in the open space bordering Highway 52 and 79th Street.
The hope was to capture and relocate 100 black-tailed prairie dogs. Ultimately, 84 critters were apprehended in the sprung traps and then moved to a more spacious location.
Each trap was baited with sweet feed, consisting of oats, grains and sunflower seeds, a mixture prairie dogs love.
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For a long time we have encouraged people NOT to feed the prairie dogs inappropriate foods. They eat forbs and grasses, carrots work, so do grains, but this week I encountered a number of things…so with out further ado…Triscuits! PS prairie dogs don’t eat Cheese as to the triscuits, they have salt on them, bad idea.
You can see what happens, next they will want some wine.
FORT COLLINS, CO – Pudgy and vocal, black tail prairie dogs in matriarchal colonies have co-existed with Coloradoans along the Front Range for decades. But the state’s new construction boom threatens their urban habitats in northern Colorado towns. Groups of “prairie dog advocates” are asking local governments to help relocate colonies instead of gassing them or bulldozing their habitats.
Members of a prairie dog “town” maintained their busy lives on six acres near the corner of Lemay Street and Buckingham Avenue in Fort Collins for more than 20 years. That was until New Belgium Brewery and a student housing developer bought parcels on the site.
Prairie Dog Pals is looking for an entrepreneur who would be willing to market special items donated by our dedicated advocates who have given Prairie Dog Pals items with a value that likely exceeds what could be reasonably obtained at a garage sale. These items could include TVs, appliances, furniture, art pieces, wall hangings, household decor, special books, special jewelry, VHS movies and the odd unique pieces that would require a wider audience in order to be marketed for a better price. I envision a social media/ computer savvy person who could photograph items and then post them with a brief description to Craigslist (Albuquerque only), Ebay (only specific items), Nextdoor Neighbor, and Facebook. This person would be allowed to take the necessary time to promote any items he/she thinks they could market, and with PDP would negotiate a fair percentage for their trouble. This may include allowances for pick-ups from their residence or deliveries – if necessary. PDP would provide a simple form for the documentation of any sales to be in compliance with non-profit financial obligations.