Hope For Hooty
  • Petitioned Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department

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Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department
Lee Richardson Zoo

Hope For Hooty

    1. Kathleen Arendt
    2. Petition by

      Kathleen Arendt

      Colby, KS

We rescued Hooty (a Great Horned Owl) on May 9, 2012, on our family farm in Rawlins County, Kansas. He was badly broken and nearly dead. When he first arrived at his new home, he was unable to stand or function for himself other than looking around. In the month he stayed with us, he became a great deal healed and healthy. After he was confiscated by the Kansas Parks Department game warden on June 4, he was determined unable to return to the wild. I want to not only save Hooty's life from being ended, but work to get my permits in order to not only get him back, but retain him as part of our family. This petition is to save his life. He could be a valuable education tool for schools in the tri-state area, and I am more than willing to commit to him and the work it will require. Until I get everything lined out, I would like for him to go to Lee Richardson Zoo, because it is close to me. If no zoo or school accepts him, because he cannot be returned to the wild, he will be put down. Help me save Hooty's life!

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Frustrated!

      Kathleen Arendt
      Petition Organizer

      We have not been able to get the Game and Parks Department to return any messages on Hooty's whereabouts or condition. We were ticketed and fined $298.00 for saving his life. I wish I could see my sweet Hootster! :(

    3. INCREDIBLE!

      Kathleen Arendt
      Petition Organizer

      I received word last night that someone had actually been motion-sensor photographing Hooty since he was an EGG! I will hopefully soon have the pictures that lead from egg to the day he fell and ended up broken. The only thing missing in documenting his precious life will be A. however long he laid before we found him, and B. the past week forward until he returns HOME. I am SO unbelievably excited!

    4. Missing Hooty!

      Kathleen Arendt
      Petition Organizer

      Hooty was confiscated by the KS Game and Parks Department one week ago tonight, and I am sure missing my little Hootster! :'( Thank you all SO MUCH for all the support! We have reached over 250 signatures in just three days! You have no idea what it means to me to have people all over the world backing our cause and raising Hope for Hootty!

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. Support from all over the world!

      Kathleen Arendt
      Petition Organizer

      Please notice that the signatures are coming in from ALL OVER the world! WOW! Thank you so much!

    7. 200 signatures!

      Kathleen Arendt
      Petition Organizer

      We are one shy of 200 signatures! I am SO HAPPY! Thank you for all the support! Please continue to spread the word via email, Facebook, etc. THANK YOU!

    8. Reached 100 signatures

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    • David Chapman GRAINFIELD, KS
      • almost 2 years ago

      I feel it is wrong to put an animal down that has someone to care for them. Please let this family have Hooty to take care of.

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    • Teri Morris GARDEN CITY, KS
      • almost 2 years ago

      I do not feel any animal should be put down when there is a caring family willing to take care of him/her. It is inhumane to put this animal down just because Ks Parks Dpt deem him "unable to return to the wild."

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      • almost 2 years ago

      save the environment!!!!!!!! owles are very sacred we have a set of them living somewhere on our farm in ellis county kansas

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    • Diane Holbrook WOODSTON, KS
      • almost 2 years ago

      I simply do not understand this world. I hope and pray that your family gets Hooty back with you where he will be loved and cared for...this is so sad...

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    • Deb Eckert LEOTI, KS
      • almost 2 years ago

      While working at a feed yard there were 4 littles that fell from the nest at the mill. I secured a safe place for them so they didn't get run over and momma could come and go to take care of them. I also supplemented food and kept fresh water for them. They grew up and went their way.

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