Lunch Briefing With Wolves & Radio Personality Dr. Dog in San Diego County

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(11/02/1999) -


  • Press briefing on feasibility of reintroduction of wolves in California
  • Tour of California Wolf Center and a visit with a unique pack of gray wolves
  • Update on Yellowstone wolf court case and how potential outcomes could affect California wildlife
  • Catered lunch - RSVP


Bob Ferris - Director of Species Conservation, Defenders of Wildlife Patrick Valentino - Director, California Wolf Center and the center's wolves
Dr. Dennis Fetko - Animal Behaviorist and host of Dr. Dog’s Animal Talk syndicated show


 Wednesday, November 3, 1999, 10:00 a.m.


The California Wolf Center
18457 Tall Pine Rd.
Julian, CA 92036
San Diego County

(4 miles south of Julian off Highway 79 behind the KQ Ranch Resort)
for detailed directions go to


A decision on the Yellowstone wolf legal appeal could be imminent. Defenders will update press on the status of the case and how possible outcomes may affect wolf recovery across the nation, including California. There will be discussions on feasibility studies that Defenders has funded to determine whether wolf reintroduction is possible in California. Patrick Valentino will update press on the California Wolf Center and the services it provides for southern California. Dr. Dennis Fetko will provide some insight into the behaviors of these predators and how wolves would add to the diverse ecosystem of California.

Space and food are limited, and members of the press are asked to RSVP to Jesal Mehta, Defenders of Wildlife (202-682-9400 x284) by close of business today.

The California Wolf Center is solar-powered so press are asked to be independently powered.



Cat Lazaroff, (202) 772-3270

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