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Jun 27, 2010
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Donation
Location: United States

To bring dogs into the home and family from a chained or penned existence. Three aspects of societal needs are addressed to accomplish this mission: Education, Legislation, and Rescue and Rehabilitation. Through Education, we elevate individual standards for animal treatment through direct one-on-one and group contact. Through Legislation, we work towards passage of more humane laws to protect dogs from living at the end of a chain for life or enclosed in a small space with little to no human contact. Through Rescue and Rehabilitation we create better lives for individual dogs by fencing yards, helping with housetraining and fostering, spay / neuter and finding the dog a new inside home and family.

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Posted: Jun 27, 2010 11:58am
Feb 12, 2010
Focus: Children
Action Request: Phone Call
Location: Wyoming, United States

Kat

I have a favor to ask of you. This past Tuesday my 16 year old grandson and his girlfriend ran away from our hometown Rock Springs Wyoming. We are pretty certain that they have gone to PHX, AZ to meet up with his non-custodial father. My grandson has been in my custody since he was 5 years old, and his mother, myself and his brothers are very saddened by this. We have sent e-mails, Text messages, and hopefully the Missing and Exploited Children orgaization will soon be sending out flyers. Could you please pass the word for me? I have a poster that I made but I don't think I can send it through Care2. I am going to try to post it on my page but I may not be able to figure it out.


The teenagers are both 16 Kyle and Courtney from Rock Springs Wyoming. If you see or know anything of their whereabouts please contact the Rock Springs, WY Police Department. 307-352=1575.


 Please pray for them. We Miss them and We want them Home.

 

Thank you

 

Cindy B.

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Posted: Feb 12, 2010 9:11pm
Dec 17, 2009
Focus: Indigenous Rights
Action Request: Write Letter
Location: California, United States

PLEASE PASS THIS FORWARD - DECEMBER 16, 2009

Once again, we are being threatened with a forced eviction due to the Department of the Interior/Bureau of Indian Affairs ineptness of actions to do anything to assist or protect our Tribe. The governments’ failure or intentional lagging to correct the abuses and inflictions caused to our Tribe by the corruption within the local BIA's Central California Agency and Superintendent Troy Burdick who is personally working with and allowing outside influences to viciously attack and interfere into our Tribal Affairs is now on the brink of causing more serious concerns.

We have continued to forward documented factual information (including the criminal histories of the individuals plotting against us) to the BIA/Dept. of the Interior and our local elected officials, and they still have not stepped in to stop the continued criminal actions (fraud and identity theft) being perpetrated by Chadd Everone and his phony group. Mr. Everone continues to mislead government, court, and other agency officials to believe that he and his attorneys represent our Tribe.

We need your support. We need our story to be put out all across America and abroad. All those who can help us get justice, please come forward. Call your friends, Tribes (recognized or not), Universities, Veterans, Students, Elected Officials, and anyone who can step up and stand with us to get the government to take notice of the hardships and emotional suffering that is being cast upon our Tribe and its members Due to our local Governor, Congressman, Senators, Assemblymembers, etc… turning a blind-eye to our cries for justice, we are now asking you (the Public) to contact your Congressional representatives, Senators, and Assemblymembers, etc… to help us.

We are requesting that all people who know what its like to have an injustice done to you and who can remember how it felt for people to walk away without helping, or for those who had been wrongly accused and had to stand alone and fight through the tears and frustration to be ridiculed and finally justified in the end when the truth came out in the open, you are the ones that we are asking to step up and help us.

Please send letters, faxes, and or emails to your elected officials, and also leave voice messages regarding how appalled you are about the Bureau of Indian Affairs allowing such abuses to happen to a federally recognized Tribe, for this has gone on (years) too long!!! Do not allow the lies of Chadd Everone and his Gaming Developers (financial backers) to continue to cover up the truth of what they have been doing to destroy us. Demand that an investigation be set forth.

Appointed and elected officials get paid by our tax dollars to protect their citizens. Why is it that they have deaf ears to our situation? Is it because we are Native American Indians? Is it because they just don’t care? The last I remember, identity theft and fraud was illegal in this country, so then, why isn’t Chadd Everone not in jail? Is the Government waiting for one of us, or all of us (in the Tribe) to be seriously or fatally injured? What is going to happen on January 15th 2010 when the Sheriff’s department comes in to force the Tribe and its members out into the street? Will the American Indian Movement come to stand with us? Will the college and university students come to stand with us? Will our local community stand with us? The system of law and righteousness has failed us. Please help us !!

Again and again, we’ve tried to negotiate, we’ve tried the courts, we’ve tried to be patient but unfortunately words don’t pay the bills. One West Bank wants to get paid. WE WANT TO GET PAID!!! THERE IS NO LEGITIMATE REASON FOR THE CALIFORNIA GAMBLING CONTROL COMMISSION TO WITHHOLD OUR RSTF MONEY!!!! NOR IS THERE ANY LEGITIMATE REASON FOR THE LOCAL CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AGENCY/BIA TO WITHHOLD OUR MATURE STATUS 638 CONTRACT!!!THEREFOR E WE “THE TRIBE” ARE ASKING YOU “THE PUBLIC” TO DEMAND THAT OUR FUNDS BE RELEASED!! DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION INTO THE CRIMINAL ACTIONS OF THE LOCAL BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS/CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AGENCY, SUPERINTENDENT TROY BURDICK, REGARDING HIS WORKING WITH CHADD EVERONE AGAINST OUR TRIBE. The truth is in the files, all one has to do is investigate! !!

“Chadd Everone” (who is a non- Indian and is not in any way associated with our Tribe, other than trying his best to steal it) has an agenda to cinch his Gaming Agreement with Albert D. Seeno, to build “the Biggest Casino in Northern California” but to do that, he must replace us with his phony group.

We the California Valley Miwok Tribe are asking all of you out there, to please make the calls, write the letters, emails, blogs, twitter messages, radio and tv announcements. Contract your friends, if anyone knows of any actors who are willing to help us get justice, any one who has influence in the media whether it be youtube, rez radio, newsletters, newspapers, banners, flyers, one-liners…. Anything helps!!

While (as another year is set to pass), once again, Government Officials (Bureau Officials included), etc… are readying themselves for the holidays!! Again, they have NO TIME for our concerns, our fears, our cries or our suffering, or our REALITY!!!. SCROOGE IS ALIVE AND WELL . . . WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

For more information on how to help the Tribe, please contact us at the Tribal office at 209.931.4567 or by fax 209.931.4333 or you may contact the Tribal attorneys at Rosette & Associates, PC at 480-889-8990.

IT SHOULD BE THE GUILTY BEING PUNISHED . . . .. NOT THE INNOCENT!!!

Put yourself in our place and think about how you’d feel if you were the one that was quiet and shy and had a bully constantly abusing you. Please make a difference, make the contacts, get President Obama’s attention… let him know that you want change, and that the American public supports the rights of the Native American Indians. Let him know that the California Valley Miwok Tribe needs him to step in and save it from being destroyed due to the lack of action(s) by appointed and/or elected officials who are either unwilling or unable to step up and do their job to protect this Tribe from those individuals who are causing the “Tribe” GREAT harm by using illegal tactics such as identity theft and fraud to discredit it, destroy it financially, and leave us homeless and without any recourse to defend ourselves.


Silvia Burley, Chairperson
s.burley@california valleymiwoktribe -nsn.gov

Physical Address:
California Valley Miwok Tribe
10601 Escondido Pl
Stockton, California 95212
Tribal Office: 209.931.4567 Fax: 209.931.4333

Mailing Address
California Valley Miwok Tribe
1163 E. March Lane, Suite D-PMB#812
Stockton, California 95210-4512

http://www.californ iavalleymiowktri be-nsn.gov

 
 
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Posted: Dec 17, 2009 5:33pm
May 30, 2009
Focus: Indigenous Rights
Action Request: Write Letter
Location: United States

Leonard Peltier's first full parole hearing was held in 1993, at
which time his case was continued for a 15-year reconsideration. On
Wednesday, it was announced (in Portland, OR) that Mr. Peltier has
recently applied for and been granted a parole hearing. The hearing
is scheduled for July 27, 2009. All supporters are encouraged to
step up their efforts in support of parole for Leonard Peltier.

Letters in Support of Parole

It is really important that everyone write letters in support of
Leonard's petition for parole. These letters can be quite simple
and should cover the basic points important for parole decisions. A
sample letter follows. Feel free to use it, but know that it's even
better if you write one in your own words. Be courteous and concise.

Get as many people to sign similar letters, as well. Carry a sheaf of
spare letters with you. Get one signature per letter, that is, rather
than using a petition format. Mail them to the Parole Commission,
but also send copies to the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
(contact information below).

Guidelines for General Supporters

First, we ask that you sign the online at
http://www.msplinks.com/http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/parole2008/.

Next, draft correspondence to the U.S. Parole Commission. A sample
letter follows.

Sample Letter

United States Parole Commission
5550 Friendship Boulevard
Suite 420
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7286

(Insert Date)

Re: LEONARD PELTIER #89637-132

Dear Commissioners,

Convicted in connection with the deaths on June 26, 1975, of
Ronald Williams and Jack Coler, agents of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, Mr. Leonard Peltier remains imprisoned at the United
States Penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

The court record in this case clearly shows that government
prosecutors have long held that they do not know who killed Mr. Coler
and Mr. Williams nor what role Leonard Peltier "may have" played
in the tragic shoot-out.

Further, in a decision filed by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
on December 18, 2002, Mr. Peltier's sentences "were imposed in
violation of [Peltier's] due process rights because they were based
on information that was false due to government misconduct," and,
according to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, in 2003: ".Much
of the government's behavior at the Pine Ridge Reservation and its
prosecution of Leonard Peltier is to be condemned. The government
withheld evidence. It intimidated witnesses. These facts are not
disputed."

Despite these admissions, Leonard Peltier has served over 33 years
in prison.

After careful consideration of the facts in Leonard Peltier's case,
I have concluded that Leonard Peltier does not represent a risk to
the public. First, Leonard Peltier has no prior convictions and has
advocated for non-violence throughout his prison term. Furthermore,
Leonard Peltier has been a model prisoner. He has received excellent
evaluations from his work supervisors on a regular basis. He
continues to mentor young Native prisoners, encouraging them to
lead clean and sober lives. He has used his time productively,
disciplining himself to be a talented painter and an expressive
writer. Although Leonard Peltier maintains that he did not kill
the agents, he has openly expressed remorse and sadness over
their deaths.

Most admirably, Mr. Peltier contributes regular support to those
in need. He donates his paintings to charities including battered
women's shelters, half way houses, alcohol and drug treatment
programs, and Native American scholarship funds. He also coordinates
an annual holiday gift drive for the children of the Pine Ridge
Indian Reservation.

Leonard Peltier is widely recognized for his good deeds and in
turn has won several awards including the North Star Frederick
Douglas Award; Federation of Labour (Ontario, Canada) Humanist of
the Year Award; Human Rights Commission of Spain International
Human Rights Prize
; and 2004 Silver Arrow Award for Lifetime
Achievement. Mr. Peltier also has been nominated for the Nobel
Peace Prize
six times.

Leonard Peltier is now over 60 years of age-a great-grandfather-and
suffers from partial blindness, diabetes, a heart condition, and
high blood pressure.

I recognize the grave nature of the events of June 26, 1975,
and I extend my deepest sympathy to the families of those who
died that day. However, I find aspects of this case to also be of
concern and I believe Leonard Peltier deserves to be reunited with
his family and allowed to live the remaining years of his life in
peace. I also believe that, rather than presenting a threat to the
public, Mr. Peltier's release would help to heal a wound that has
long impeded better relations between the federal government and
American Indians.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely yours,

Signature


(Your Name)
(Your Street Address)
(Your City, State, and Zip Code)

For Family and Friends

As with any professional correspondence, your support letter should
be on letterhead (if you have Microsoft Word or another similar
program you can easily create professional-looking letterhead from
a template). The letterhead should include all of your contact
information including your name, address, phone number(s) and e-mail
address if applicable.

Describe your relationship with Leonard -- how do you know him, for
how long, etc. Write about his character, and his accomplishments
both before and during imprisonment. Discuss improvements made
since being incarcerated such as education and his philanthropic
work. Discuss Leonard's positive attitude and, despite his innocence,
the fact that he has openly expressed remorse and sadness over the
deaths that occurred on June 26, 1975.

Finish your support letter by telling the Parole Board how you
will support Leonard once he is granted parole. Your support might
be financial, such as a place to live, use of a vehicle, or help
finding job offers. Your support can also be emotional such as
providing advice and encouragement.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL SUPPORTERS: When you write a letter in support
of Leonard's parole, mail the letter directly to the U.S. Parole
Commission, but also please send a copy of your correspondence to
the Peltier Legal Team, c/o LP-DOC, P.O. Box 7488, Fargo, ND 58106.
Time to set him free... Because it is the RIGHT thing to do.

Friends of Peltier
http://www.FreePeltierNow.org

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Posted: May 30, 2009 7:05am
May 14, 2009
Focus: Indigenous Rights
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
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To stop non-native people from exploiting Native People & Culture for greed.
As Native People, we have endured various assaults on our culture and traditions.  We have been through the fires of atrocity and have made it through, but not unscathed.  The massacres, long walks, genocide, and forced assimilation through the boarding school system have wreaked havoc on American Indian Tribes in the United States and Canada.  Today, we still see and feel the effects of the efforts of those bent on destroying our culture and way of life.  As Native People we still experience racism and exploitation of Native Culture, i.e. Native mascots for sports teams, traders/merchants buying authentic crafts from Native artists at a fraction of the cost only to resale to the public at a thousand percent markup.  Another major concern I would like to address is the recent attack on our Pow Wow culture by The Gathering of Nations Pow Wow.
As you are all aware, The Gathering of Nations is supported by various Tribes from the United States and Canada.   My intentions are not to offend or demean anyone associated with the Pow Wow way of life, but there are many concerns with this event that need to be addressed. Here are a few:
1)    Traders are housed in the main arena while the majority of Native vendors are located in a tent away from the Pow Wow.
2)    Natives traveling from distant locations to participate in and hold on to their Native culture must pay ridiculous doorway fees as well as parking fees.
3)    Any Brothers wanting to record must register their recorders and pay a fee to record.
4)    Outdoor drinks and meals are not allowed - forcing participants and spectators to purchase expensive food and drinks indoors.
5)    This one Powwow generates enough money to hold ten more powwows of that magnitude, and yet, Mr. Powwow Coordinator in an interview with the Navajo Times, states, "The remainder of the money is used to fund next year's powwow."
6)    The Pow Wow coordinator (NON-INDIAN) demonstrates ignorance and/or blatant disrespect for Native culture (i.e. I have seen the coordinator rush through a crowd of dancers with no worry or concern for the Eagle feather used in their regalia; I have seen him roughly grab a fancy dancer on the arm, swinging him around and cussed him out for blowing a whistle; I have seen him stop a drum group in the middle of their drumming when a whistle was blown.)
How can you explain for a Non-Native have the power to stop a whistle at a Powwow and then proceed to stop the drum that responded to that whistle!? And yet we continue to support this individual every year, considering the taboos he violated. This individual was asked to MC a powwow in a New Mexico community a couple years ago. The powwow committee asked him for a donation, which he gladly donated $600 but asked for $800 at the end for MCing the powwow.
Pow Wows are an important part of our culture that gives us strength, rejuvenates the heart, and heals us.  Although money is needed to fund pow wows, they should not be exploited for the benefit of one person.  Each year, The Gathering of Nations Pow Wow raises hundreds of thousands of dollars of INDIAN MONEY in entrance fees, parking fees, vendor fees, recording fees, and countless other fees.  Where does this money go???
There are many Tribal Nations across the U.S. and Canada who do not have enough resources to fund scholarships for their Tribal members to further their education and improve their communities.  This Pow Wow has found a way to exploit our cultural traditions to make money...money that should be distributed back to less fortunate Tribal Nations to assist their children with scholarships.
Please do not take this as some sort of jealous attack, it is merely concern for maintaining our traditions and knowing that the day when NON-INDIANS dictate the terms of our culture and exploit us for their financial benefit WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.

If you are planning or already have planned a trip to this event in 2010, please consider the larger issue at stake - OUR CULTURE, OUR FUTURE!

I THANK YOU - MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS ON TURTLE ISLAND FOR THIS TIME.  MAY THE CREATOR TAKE CARE OF YOUR HOME FIRES AND GUIDE YOU ON YOUR JOURNEYS.

PLEASE FORWARD TO OTHER BROTHERS & SISTERS IF YOU FEEL OUR CULTURE AND VALUES ARE AT STAKE!
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PLEASE LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
STATE YOUR OPINIONS AND VIEWS!
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Posted: May 14, 2009 6:06am
May 13, 2009
Focus: Indigenous Rights
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
Target:
University President Charles Kupchella
In 2005 Walter Harrison, chairman of the NCAA executive committee, received a letter from Standing Rock Tribal Chair Ron His Horse is Thunder. In this letter it stated that the tribal council "...officially and respectfully requests [University of North Dakota] to discontinue use of it's nickname and logo and support the NCAA decision to bar the use of Native American tribal names in post season games by colleges and universities."

Leigh Jeanotte, director of American Indian services at UND, has worked for more than 20 years to convince the school to change it's nickname and logo. Jeanotte says "In this day and age we don't see teams using Hispanic names, African American names. And my guess is this decision sends a clear statement that American Indians should not be used in this manner."

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2006/04/28/ncaavsund/

In 2007 the NCAA and the state of North Dakota settled the lawsuit regarding the NCAA%u2019s 2005 policy prohibiting Native American mascots and imagery at its championships.

The UND has until November 30, 2010: a) to obtain namesake tribe approval for its nickname and related imagery from both the Spirit Lake Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, b) transition to a new nickname and logo that do not violate the policy, or c) suffer restrictions regarding post season games and tournaments.

http://www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?ContentID=6791
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Posted: May 13, 2009 6:58am
May 7, 2009
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Donation
Location: United States

My name is Gabriel, and the only thing I know is to feel pain...

WORST BAIT PITTIE EVER!! - Emaciated toothless front and filed back teeth....bait dog

What happened?

This is as bad as it gets. Pittie bait dog found at a dumpster.lower lip ripped off, ear torn off, all teeth filed down, emaciated, fresh wounds on legs, broken leg healed. the only thing more shocking then the condition of this dog is that he was dropped off at dumpster w/a bowl of water and not killed..unfreakin' believable.With all this he wags his tail and is friendly..

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Rescued - As of now

I HAVE GABRIEL RIGHT HERE IN MY HOUSE. IT IS 10:10 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009, AND WE JUST GOT IN ½ HOUR AGO. HE HAS HAD DINNER, AND WILL HOPEFULLY QUIET DOWN AND SLEEP. THE MINUTE HE HEARD OTHER DOGS, HE STRESSED OUT, NOT DOUBT DUE TO THINKING HE IS ABOUT TO BE BEATEN UP ON AGAIN. I MET SAMANTHA HOLTON ON HIGHWAY 81 TODAY. HE IS THE THINNEST AND SADDEST LOOKING DOG I HAVE SEEN TO DATE.

HE IS WITH ME NOW, AND HE IS GOING TO THE VET MONDAY AT 9:15, AND HE NEEDS HELP! HE IS MISSING PART OF HIS BOTTOM LIP; ONE OF HIS FRONT LEGS IS TWICE THE SIZE OF HIS OTHER ONE, DUE TO OLD BREAKS. HE HAS SCARS, HIS BACKBONE STICKS OUT ABOUT AN INCH OR SO, HE IS MISSING PART OF AN EAR, AND THE OTHER PART IS FOLDED BACK IN A HIDEOUS WAY. HE HAS NO TEETH AT ALL, AND HE SMELLS LIKE DEATH.

IF ANYONE IS WILLING TO HELP THIS POOR DOG, IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED BY GABRIEL. I CAN CARE FOR HIM VERY WELL, HOWEVER, I DO NEED HELP WITH HIS VETTING, GOD KNOWS WHAT THAT WILL ENTAIL.

HE ALSO HAS SOME SORT OF MASS. HE WILL NEED X-RAYS, HW TESTING..

IF YOU HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT SET UP YOU CAN PAYPAL ME DIRECT TO: sylvasylva59@embarqmail.com

OR MAIL A CHECK TO:


BROOK RUN ANIMAL HOSPITAL

7416 Brook Rd.
Richmond, VA 23227

OR YOU CAN CALL IN A PAYMENT TO THEM AT:804 -262-8621,

AND PLEASE INDICATE IT IS FOR GABRIEL, UNDER SYLVA SOUTHWELL ACCOUNT.

OR

YOU CAN DONATE THROUGH BARK, AS THEY HAVE BEEN KIND ENOUGH TO ALLOW ME TO RECEIVE DONATIONS UNDER THEIR 501C3:

http://www.barkva.org/html/volunteer.htm


THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG HAUL FOR GABRIEL, AND I WOULD LIKE EVERYONE TO PLEASE KEEP HIM IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

MY PRIORITY IS TO GET HIM COMFORTABLE, AND SEE IF I CAN GIVE HIM A BATH PRIOR TO MONDAY. PLEASE HELP GABRIEL OUT!

THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY ASSISTANCE OR FOR COURTESY POSTING ON OUR BEHALF.

SYLVA AND GABRIEL

Please help this poor baby learn what love is. He has never known anything but a horrible life

This baby needs help & alot of it but any little bit will help-

it all adds up!

Please go here to visit Gabriel's site:

  http://www.petchaplaindottie.com/Garbiel.html

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Posted: May 7, 2009 12:14pm
Dec 14, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Write E-Mail
Location: United States
 

Dear kat,

Demand Justice for Cat Beaten to Death by City Employees

Two employees of Springfield, Missouri's City Utilities (CU) agency apparently recently found a cat trapped in a garbage receptacle at one of their employer's service centers. By the time they left the scene, the cat had been stoned to death and left in the dumpster, buried under a trash bag. The animal's skull was crushed in the attack, according to news sources.

It appears that neither of the suspects has been held legally accountable for their alleged attack. Please help us change that.

On November 27, CU announced that the accused had been suspended from work and ordered to perform animal-welfare related community service; one was demoted and the other denied any chance of promotion for a year. A CU spokesperson apparently deemed the matter a mere "personnel situation."

This is clearly a criminal situation. Their alleged act merits each suspect being charged with the Class A misdemeanor offense of animal abuse, given that Missouri Revised Statutes Section 578.012.1 stipulates that one is guilty of that offense "when a person: (1) Intentionally or purposely kills an animal" and given that Section 578.005(3) defines animal as "every living vertebrate except a human being."

When the Springfield Animal Control department was contacted regarding criminal charges, the agency knew of no criminal investigation into the suspects' actions or related pending criminal charges against them.

Please respectfully remind the officials below that those who abuse animals rarely do so only once and almost never stop there. Politely explain that the safety of Greene County and its animals may well be at stake, and that their employer's workplace penalties can in no way replace the penalties state law reserves for these suspects if they are convicted of crime they are accused of.

Ask that each of these offices take all necessary action - including criminal prosecution - to ensure that this defenseless cat was the workers' last victim.

Click here for more information on this case, or send a fax letter right from our website.

Contacts

The Honorable Darrell L. Moore
Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Greene County
1010 Boonville Ave. Springfield, MO 65802
417-868-4061
417-868-4160 (fax)
Email: DMoore@greenecountymo.org

CC: Ron Boyer, Supervisor
Springfield Animal Control Program
4002 North Farmer Springfield, MO 65802
417-833-3592

CC: Chief Lynn Rowe
Springfield Police Department
321 E. Chestnut Expressway Springfield, MO 65802
417-864-1810
417-864-1713 (fax)
Email: SPDWebSiteMail@ci.springfield.mo.us

Thank you for your ongoing support - without you, the work we do would not be possible. As always, please feel free to crosspost this newsletter and forward it on to other animal advocates that may be interested.

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Posted: Dec 14, 2006 7:58am
Sep 22, 2006
Focus: Indigenous Rights
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
Osiyo everyone!  Please consider clicking on this link to sign a petition to President Bush asking for the release of Native American political prisioner Leonard Peltier:

                     http://users.skynet.be/kola/lppet.htm

Or visit my page and sign it there:

  
                   http://my.care2.com/ledheadkat


WADO (thank you) to everyone for helping Leonard!
Walk In Peace!
Kat

                    
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Posted: Sep 22, 2006 8:29pm
Sep 16, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Celebration
Location: United States
Spotlight on Vet Medicine A Leopard Cat’s Broken Heart National Zoo vets successfully treat a leopard cat’s heart disease with good food and healing drugs. A leopard cat at the Zoo. Leopard cats (Prionailurus bengalensis) inhabit a wide range of habitats in Asia, from rainforest and woodlands in south and Southeast Asia to temperate forests in the Russian Far East. Across this very large range, leopard cats vary greatly in size, from less than seven pounds on the island of Borneo to as much as 22 pounds in the Russian Far East, but in most of their range they weigh in at less than about 11 pounds—about the size of a domestic cat. Primarily hunters of rodents and other small mammals, leopard cats also include fish in their diets, and they are known to be good swimmers. In fact, the species was given its scientific name, bengalensis, because the first one captured by Western scientists was swimming in the Bay of Bengal. Despite their being fairly common, little is known about these beautiful spotted cats in the wild. National Zoo scientists have studied their reproductive biology in captivity and were the first to produce kittens of this species following artificial insemination. A Big Heart Vets perform an ultrasound exam on leopard cat Friday. A male leopard cat named Friday, now ten years old arrived at the National Zoo in 1997. Zoo veterinarians, in conjunction with consulting veterinary cardiologist Steven Rosenthal, diagnosed a heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy means “disease of the heart muscle” and signs visible on a radiograph include enlarged, stretched (or dilated) walls of the heart. The enlarged heart muscles reduce the efficiency with which the heart pumps blood to the rest of the body. This means the heart must work harder—beat more frequently—to compensate for its reduced efficiency. Blood flow to the heart muscles is also reduced, so the heart isn’t receiving enough fuel to meet the higher demands on it. In domestic cats, dilated cardiomyopathy is related to a deficiency of taurine in their diet, and can be reversed with appropriate treatment. Taurine is an amino acid that plays an important role in heart function, as well as in visual pathways and in the brain and nervous system. Cats must get the taurine they need from their food, and this amino acid is present in the animal tissues that make up cats’ natural diet. It is likely that this leopard cat's previous diet provided insufficient amounts of taurine. Treating a Broken Heart Friday's diet was supplemented with taurine and Zoo veterinarians prescribed oral medications to treat his heart disease. The goal of treatment is to reduce the burden on the heart and improve the efficiency of blood pumping. Vets used two medications to achieve this goal. One drug works to increase the force of each heart beat so the amount of blood flowing from the heart to the body increases. Because each beat is more efficient, fewer beats are needed. The other drug dilates blood vessels to decrease resistance to blood flow and, as a result, lowers blood pressure. This means that the heart doesn’t have to pump as hard to circulate blood. Heart Healed? Zoo vets and the consulting veterinary cardiologist regularly evaluated the status of Friday’s heart. Their exams consisted of radiographs to look at the size and shape of his heart and other internal organs, ultrasound of the heart to monitor function and look for changes in the valves and muscles, a general physical exam, and routine blood tests. His most recent evaluation revealed a normal heart that was functioning adequately and he was gradually weaned from his daily medications. A radiograph taken at his most recent exam shows that Friday's heart is normal. Thanks to his keepers’ dedicated care and appropriate veterinary treatment, Friday’s prognosis is excellent. The vet staff will continue to monitor him, but it appears that Friday is no longer a “broken-hearted” leopard cat.
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Mar
31
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\\nZEN was suspended by Eric with no warning. We don\\\'t know any reasons nor how long it will last....\\r\\nI asked about it on the forum but my post was immediately deleted. 2 threads and petitions about Zen also. And 2 her help-groups. :-(\\r\\nUntill to...
Feb
18
by Barb K.
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\\n\\r\\nHello my C2 Family, \\r\\nFirst let me say Thank You to those of you who have so sweetly fwd my posts. You are SO AWESOME!! I will never forget your help. Anytime I can repay the favour, please tell me. Second, my Submit button has disappeared lea...
Feb
15
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New Petition! Speak out against Time-Warner Merger with Comcast! Let your opinion be know before your bill goes up and your programming choices dwindle.\\r\\n\\r\\nUrge DOJ and FCC to Not Allow Merger of Time-Warner and Comcast\\r\\nhttp://www.t hepetitionsi...
Feb
13
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New Petition! Speak out against Time-Warner Merger with Comcast! Let your opinion be know before your bill goes up and your programming choices dwindle.\\r\\n\\r\\nUrge DOJ and FCC to Not Allow Merger of Time-Warner and Comcast\\r\\nhttp://www.t hepetitionsi...
Feb
12
by Just C.
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 \\r\\n\\r\\n\\r\\nW hy this is important\\r\\nAs a community comprised of members actively using the tools provided by this site to accomplish needed improvements to various aspects of all life (animal, human, environmental), we, the undersigned, are her...
Feb
7
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I\\\'m back.  I\\\'m starting with an action you can take or adapt to let your reps know that you want your democracy back.  If enough peple take his action we can reclaim our democracy.\\r\\nFollowin is the text of a letter I have written for my...
Feb
3
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\\n\\r\\n\\r\\n\\r\\n\\r\ \nA simple one page website has gone up with a very intriguing and important message. The site, Patriots for America is organizing w hat could be the march on Washington that all of the others have been a lead up to. The anger...
Jan
28
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\\r\\n   & nbsp;   &n bsp;  Leonard Peltier ( LPDOC ) :\\r\\n        & nbsp;    Remembering Pete Seeger\\r\\n\\r\\n & nbsp;   &n bsp;   &nb sp;&nb...
Jan
26
by Joy W.
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\\nKnowledge. What is it? Where is it? We all think we know. In this information age, the amount of data often makes us think we know more than others know. In fact, what all the data (whether factual or fantasy) should show us is that we will never kn...
Jan
25
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\\n\\r\\n\\r\\nPlease keep this going around the world ... please pass this letter to the world!\\r\\n2014-01-18&nb sp;ABC Media\\r\\n\\r\\n\\r\\n\\ r\\n\\r\\n\\r\\nPlease keep list going around the world .... hit forward\\r\\nPlease pass this letter to the world\\r\\n\\r\\nDen...