Beaverton to host benefit for homeless

June 9, 2017 by  

To raise awareness about and address homelessness, the City of Beaverton and Family Promise are inviting residents to a special event at Beaverton City Fountain Park. [Read more]

The Oregonian expands into Beaverton

April 4, 2013 by  

Continuing its march into suburban markets, the Oregonian has expanded its newspaper printing services to include Beaverton and the surrounding communities. The free weekly Beaverton Leader will begin delivery in May.

The Oregonian, owned by Advance Publications, became involved in a bit of a [Read more]

Beaverton and other area communities have a new way to save lives

February 7, 2013 by  

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue has become the first fire department in Oregon to use a smartphone app that could help them locate people in need of emergency service. Tualatin is approximately nine miles from Beaverton, which, like other Oregon municipalities, will be [Read more]

Beaverton company raises funds to support a valued customer

January 21, 2013 by  

Companies often claim to treat their customers like family, but one Beaverton, oregon, coffee house is going beyond the talk and putting the theory into practice, holding a fundraiser last month.

It has been around a [Read more]

A new public safety building for Beaverton

December 6, 2012 by  

The Beaverton, Oregon, Police Department is running out of space, as is the city’s municipal court, according to a report dated November 21, 2012. It has only two-thirds of the space it needs, and the [Read more]

Breaking a trail in Beaverton

November 5, 2012 by  

Oregonians enjoy being outside, despite the often rainy weather, and a report dated October 30, illustrates this fact once again. Metro, which is the elected regional government of the [Read more]

Beaverton receives a healthy grant

October 2, 2012 by  

The Centers for Disease Control awarded $1.6 million in grant money to the City of Beaverton, Oregon at the end of September, so it can develop a ‘health and wellness center’ and to [Read more]

Beaverton Celebration Parade marches ahead

September 2, 2012 by  

For residents of Beaverton, oregon, the annual Beaverton Celebration Parade will make its usual appearance this month. Unusually, however, the parade will be taking an alternate route this [Read more]

Run or walk to support the Beaverton community

August 8, 2012 by  

Residents of Beaverton and surrounding areas will help needy families by participating in the Second Annual Beaverton Fun Run on September 3. The 56th Annual Celebration Parade will follow [Read more]

Beaverton reptile store rescues abandoned turtle

July 7, 2012 by  

A snapping turtle discovered in a Beaverton resident’s back yard has been rescued by Tigard’s House of Reptiles in Oregon. Just recently, Beaverton police called the reptile store, which has a permit allowing them to provide shelter and care for “invasive” amphibians and reptiles if they have been abandoned. The store agreed to take the snapping turtle, who now shares his new home with Charlie, an abandoned alligator.

The House of Reptiles opened in 2008 as a pet store selling amphibians and reptiles, in addition to care products. Since that time they have been asked to take in a variety of reptiles and amphibians, usually receiving around three calls each month. Along with Charlie, who was found in the bathtub of an apartment when the tenant had vacated the premises, they also have a Burmese python called Lola, who was discovered in similar circumstances, several snapping turtles, and more. According to the store owners, this highlights a lack of public knowledge and raises the issue of the cost of looking after rescued reptiles and amphibians.

The animals rescued are usually used for educational shows and the Venomous Reptile Museum. Educating the public, possibly using local flyer printing services, will hopefully reduce the number of people purchasing reptiles and amphibians without realizing that it is illegal. It has been against the law to keep snapping turtles in Oregon since 1996. Often, the store has to turn away animals due to a lack of funding and room, occasionally having to euthanize an animal. Sometimes, an animal can be rehomed with an owner who has the knowledge, experience, and equipment to provide a permanent home.

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