Know the LAW when traveling with pets during major disasters.

H.R.3858 – Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006

https://www.congress.gov/bill/109th-congress/house-bill/03858 

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hr3858

To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to ensure that State and local emergency preparedness operational plans address the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals following a major disaster or emergency.

THIS WAS PASSED INTO LAW.  HOTELS/MOTELS MUST ALLOW PETS AND SERVICE ANIMALS IN THEIR BUSINESS AND ROOMS DURING A MAJOR DISASTER OR EMERGENCY NO MATTER WHAT THEIR CORPORATE POLICY MIGHT BE.

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Hood River, Oregon Cinemas features an independent film this week “Neither Wolf Nor Dog”

http://www.hoodrivernews.com/users/photos/2017/sep/05/79731/

Hood River has the privilege of being one of 18 Oregon towns this week to feature “Neither Wolf Nor Dog,” an independent movie based on Kent Nerburn’s 1994 book “Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder,” a best-selling Native American novel. (It’s at Hood River Cinemas).

According to the press release, Nerburn’s book won the Minnesota Book award for creative non-fiction and “has become a standard part of the multi-cultural curriculum in many high schools, colleges, and universities across the United States, Europe, and Australia.”

Of course, if we need to talk about a movie, we can do that. But the people and the reasons and the ties to things that happen because someone reads a book or sees a movie are much more interesting to me.

Kent Nerburn had to wait over 20 years for his book to be made into a movie.

MOVIE PLOT SUMMARY

The story follows a white author, (Kent Nerburn, played by Christopher Sweeny) who gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakota’s by a 95 year old Lakota elder, Dan, and his side-kick, Grover.

Dan was played by Dave Bald Eagle, who was born in a tipi in 1919 and spoke only Lakota until he went to school at 12 years old. Many historians have speculated his grandfather, White Bull, killed General Custer at the Little Bighorn.

During WWII Dave Bald Eagle was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne, jumping behind the lines at Anzio and on D-Day they were mistakenly dropped over German lines. Riddled with bullets before he hit the ground, he was found unconscious, but fortunately received medical attention soon after and survived.

The movie follows Nerburn’s journey to create a book from a box of handwritten material given to him by Dan. Nerburn is “stunned by their profound insights about American culture and the Native perspective.”

[Dave Bald Eagle passed away at 97-years-old on the 22nd of July, 2016.]

Hurricane Harvey: WDR Update.

Wolfdog Radio and its listeners have taken the bull by the horns and have sent some much needed items to Jerry and Donna Mills, with more to follow from WDR very shortly.

Wolfdog Radio started a GoFundMe account for Hurricane Harvey which we will be closing so that the efforts to raise monies for Jerry and Donna Mills, who lost EVERYTHING in their home and pretty much have the clothes on their back plus a very few things they grabbed when they had to leave Tuesday night from their home and property, can be better coordinated as described below.

We fully support and hope that everyone wishing to assist Jerry and Donna utilize the National Lupine Associations’s Disaster Relief Fund EASY to use site found here: http://www.floridalupine.org/index-6.html  (scroll down and click “donate” (option 2))  which will ensure they receive the entire amount as NLA has a cap on funds a party can receive UNLESS the donator specifies the donation to go to a specific person. PLEASE donate today. All donations are tax deductible.

 

Wolfdog Radio is also very appreciative of Nancy LaPorta Brown and Full Moon Farm, who have graciously allowed Wolfdog Radio to partner with them in seeking donations from businesses and corporations to better serve the needs of Jerry and Donna and possibly others who are in so much need from the devastation from Hurricane Harvey.

Wolfdog Radio asks that anyone that wishes to ship or send anything to Jerry or Donna to PLEASE contact Greg Largent at glargent@wolfdogradio.com, PM or text me or call me, as Wolfdog Radio would like to make those shipped donations tax deductible and to co-ordinate the materials ship to addresses and for required record keeping of tax deductible donations.

THANK YOU ALL!

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

My name is Greg Largent.  I am a Producer with Wolfdog Radio.  In light of Hurricane Harvey’s making landfall sometime within the next 9 – 12 hours and the projected devastation from upwards of 30 inches of rain, hurricane winds of 125+ MPH and the horrific flooding that is forecast from this storm making landfall near Corpus Christi, Wolfdog Radio has started this GoFundMe account to assist wolfdog owners that will be impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  This storm system may possibly make it’s way back into the Gulf sometime Tuesday and making a second landfall near Houston.
100% of the proceeds from your donations, minus the GoFundMe charge, will be distributed to those wolfdog owners impacted the most.WolfdogRadio.com provides an avenue for the discussion of topics relative to wolfdogs and wolves.  An accounting of the funds will be made on the Wolfdog Radio webpage for open accounting purposes. PLEASE donate!! Stand with the ANIMALS and help Wolfdog Radio assist them after this catastrophic storm passes. THANK YOU!!

Animal Welfare; Procedures for Applying for Licenses and Renewals. A Proposed Rule by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on 08/24/2017.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/08/24/2017-17967/animal-welfare-procedures-for-applying-for-licenses-and-renewals

This document has a comment period that ends in 60 days. (10/23/2017)

This is a really big deal for ANYONE that has a 501c3 designation with, for or about exotics of any kind. Holders of any type of USDA Federal Permit will be those that will be impacted by the changes that will come from these proposed changes. Owners and anyone having anything to do with an exotic animal, wolves and wolfdogs needs to read this.  Those that seek permits in the future will also be impacted. READ the notice top to bottom as their are definite areas that everyone will need to read and questions have been asked within the NOTICE that USDA is seeking comments from the public. Pass this to anyone that deals with USDA permits or owns/cares for exotic animals.

Let your VOICES BE HEARD!!!!!!!  THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

Mexican Gray Wolves must deal with Land Grant Cattle Leases to survive.

The Photo above is of Cattle Grazing in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico in part of what is known as the Blue Range Mexican Wolf Recovery Zone.—Locals call it the Yellowstone of the South because of the diverse wildlife and beautiful scenery.

An invasive species is here also —Cattle —when you get cattle and wolves together they mix like oil and vinegar—they are not meant to be with each other.
It is a big problem and in 2014 Wildearth Guardians from New Mexico launched a buy out program where they would get donors to contribute to raise money to buy back grazing allotments from the ranchers and the U.S. Forest Service.

These cattle are part of one ranchers herd of 200 or so who graze on two public lease land allotments totaling , 28,000 acres right smack in the middle of three known packs of Mexican Gray Wolves. But back in 2014 this rancher was working with wildearth guardians so they could ” buy him out “— the rancher stated he was tired of losing his calves. This man is really a small rancher compared to a lot of others in the west and it is the small ranchers through research I have found that work with advocacy groups to try to co-exist with wolves , in the case of this rancher , he stated that he used non lethal means to keep wolves at bay , but being a small rancher , he suffers more heavily than the big corporate ranchers so I believe this is why he wanted out .

Wildearth guardians had trouble lining up sponsors for donations for this buy out program because many along with wildearth guardians did not trust the U.S. Forest Service to uphold the leases that would be bought out to prohibit any more grazing on these allotments. So you see , there are many things going on all over where wolves live that many do not hear about and of the ones that I have read about —these individual ideas and battles always lead back to the state governments , but mainly our federal government .

We have to have the Taylor grazing act amended to favor Endangered Species like the wolf—-and maybe a law passed that would force the U.S. Forest Service to allow these kind of Buy Out options to proceed and be implemented.

 

The link to this article from Warrior for the Wolf is below.

https://www.facebook.com/wolfwarriorsunited/?hc_ref=ARTKIjmrQ9rQQUx9IFsy3FpbwcSJmpr6DkqJdw_7LcMSyBx0hRrt_F0aAZ5wnsvaqxA&fref=nf&pnref=story