Wildlife shelter growing by leaps and bounds


Bainbridge Island’s West Sound Wildlife Shelter unveiled the first phase of a major expansion this week.

The shelter has added a large flight cage and plans to build a water fowl enclosure in the near future.

Three eaglets were released into the flight cage as part of Saturday’s dedication.

“This flight cage will serve as the gym,” said Mike Pratt, the shelter’s director of wildlife services. Until the roomy cage was built, the shelter’s big birds were confined to enclosures so small they could only perch.

Read Rachel Pritchett’s full story here.