Sunday, January 27, 2013


January 27,2013
Dear Mayor Julián Castro,
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Sir, it has come to my attention that on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, your Animal Care Services Assistant Director Vincent Medley, removed 19 Dogs from a home seizure.  Removing the Dogs after months, even  a year of knowledge about the abuse these dogs were receiving;  you would think the “HUMAINE” thing to do would be remove them yes?…… But no Assistant Director Vincent Medley seemed more interested in creating a scene  for the media. He and his staff further traumatized the 19 dogs by using catch poles “DRAGGING” them across  the street instead of using crates to remove them.
Watch the video here:

In my opinion this was a set up for the media cameras. Any person, I refuse to use the word human, as his actions were not humane; that would further traumatize these dogs needs to be fired immediately.

Further, It is my opinion, that instead of releasing these dogs to a non kill shelter, that some drummed up "issue" that requires immediate euthanasia will be used  instead of holding the dogs for the duration of the investigation.

Mayor Castro, "YOUR"  ACS has a documented history of abusive handling of animals under Medley's leadership. Please, instruct ACS Director Kathy Davis to charge Vincent Medley with animal cruelty and to immediately fire him and the assistants that participated  in this shameful event.

Also ask the that the dogs be evaluated by an independent vet before euthanizing them.

Mayor Castro remember what Mahatma Gandhi said "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the manner in which its animals are treated"

So can the greatness of a Texas City, Lets keep Texas Great.

I am posting my letter to you on facebook

Thank you for your time, I’ll expect some action to be taken on this shameful matter as soon as possible.

Nelda L. Percival
SSGT, USArmy retired
644 Warbonnet Road,
Roach, Missouri  65787

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Monday, January 21, 2013

WOW.. Wonderful news For CATS

WOW.. Wonderful news For CATS

I have lost 9 cats since I moved to Missouri. I was heartsick when I finally found out what was killing them...cytauxzoonosis, or “bobcat TICK fever. What the heck is that you may ask.  It is a sickness that was discovered in 1967 in Missouri. It consists of a disease carried by ticks who have bitten a Bobcat then bites a domestic cat. Death rate was 99.99 % in Missouri and nothing less then 90% in all other states it has been found in.

I had decided not to allow another cat into my life, it hurts when they die and it is a horrible death. The vital organs inside the cat die off causing a painful death.

One night at about 3 am I heard this soft kitten cry out side of my RV.. Crap, another kitten has been dropped off out here on our country road. that was about 4 years ago. I did not get her fixed in time and had two different litter of kittens one of the kittens had a litter, and now I have ten cats.  but when you take kittens to a city run animal shelter .. something like 80% are put to sleep instead of being adopted so.. I couldn't take them to a shelter.  What could I do to protect my cats? It seemed simple but with ten cats if you keep them inside there would be a horrible smell even if the litter boxes were emptied every day.. (In the course of all this I got a rent to own storage building converted it into a home.) The answer was simple let the cats be outside.. but what about the BOBCAT FEVER?  

I built a CAT RUN...
I use tick dust all over my yard so that none can get inside the pen. and the cats access it via an open window in my kitchen.


Cat owners should keep cats indoors, use tick preventatives to reduce chance of disease

April 17, 2012
Story Contact(s):
Nathan Hurst,, 573-882-6217
COLUMBIA, Mo. ­—Lone Star ticks, which are notorious carriers of many diseases including cytauxzoonosis, or “bobcat fever,” have been spreading across the nation in recent years. As a result, cats across much of the country are now exposed to the deadly disease. University of Missouri veterinarian Leah Cohn, a small animal disease expert, and Adam Birkenheuer from North Carolina State University, have found an effective treatment for the dangerous disease.
“Previous treatment methods have only been able to save less than 25 percent of infected cats, but our method, which is now being used by veterinarians across the country, has been shown to save about 60 percent of infected cats,” Cohn said. “While that number isn’t as high as we’d like due to the deadly nature of the disease, our method is the first truly effective way to combat the disease.”



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Friday, January 18, 2013

#Sponsor-a-dog- They need help!


Help Us Keep The Dogs Safe And Healthy

by Sandra Jensen
In December I wrote news of the critical situation for nine dogs living in horrifically inadequate conditions for winter in Sarajevo. Thanks to generous donations we funded the building of warm sleeping crates for the dogs.
However, we continued to worry about the dogs, as it was not easy to ensure they were being fed or cared for properly. They all have lowered immune systems due to demodex (mange) or canine parvovirus and other conditions. We decided to transfer all the dogs to a better pension. Ensar, who manages the new pension is a vet. We already are sponsoring three dogs there, and they are doing very well. Grace (right), one of the dogs rescued from the horror shelter of Hreša, was so emotionally traumatised and terrified of people, we feared she would never recover. But now she is doing much, much better.
This is a big decision: the new pension, costs 90 Euros per month per dog (about $120), while the other pension cost 45 euros for young dogs, or 70 euros for adult dogs. We already are sponsoring 3 dogs at Ensar's, and an additional 9 dogs means the monthly cost for these dogs alone is 1080 Euros (about $1500 USD) per month.
All these dogs are up for adoption. We feel it is imperative to make sure they are healthy and as happy as can be possible in a 'pension' (it's impossible to foster dogs in Bosnia, only animal welfare activists foster, and they are full up with rescues).
Can you help sponsor one of these lovely dogs, so they can stay at this much better pension until they find their forever home?



Ensar Dogs

Please go to your PayPal account (or set one up, it’s very easy) and send the money to: as a ‘gift’. Click on the image below to be taken to PayPal’s home page.
Or if you want to use the customised PayPal form, click the link below. However, a transaction fee and a percentage (2- 5.4%) will be deducted by PayPal for any contribution made.
If you want your contribution to go to a specific dog, please make a note in the PayPal comment box. If you wish to contribute via bank transfer or have other difficulties or questions, please go here.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mums Tell Dads to Care

The Scientist
          Mums Tell Dads to Care  
               By Dan Cossins

WOW, I'd never think a mouse talked to another mouse... Did you? I might need to change my diet!

Mouse mothers emit ultrasound vocalizations and odor cues to stimulate otherwise uninterested fathers to provide parental care to their pups.

 Non-monogamous male lab mice are not natural fathers, but they do provide parental care when housed together with their mates and pups for a few days. Now, scientists in Japan have demonstrated that when both parents are separated from the pups, the mother communicates through ultrasonic vocalisations (USVs) and odor cues to stimulate the father to provide parental care when the offspring are returned. So it seems that when the mother fears for her pups, she tells the father to get involved.
for full article see

Interesting article...Nelda