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Sunday, September 17, 2023

Weather preparedness for animal rescue

Here's a prioritized list of donations needed for your initiative to help animals in an area without an animal control officer or wildlife rehab center pickups:

1. **Special Cat Food:**
   - Sensitive stomach or acid stomach varieties for cats.

2. **Detox Supplies:**
   - Detox for dogs affected by pesticide sickness.

3. **Flea and Tick Medications:**
   - Essential due to the prevalence of deer ticks affecting your efforts.

4. **Long-term Storable Dog Food:**
   - Suitable for sensitive stomachs and can be stored for an extended period.

5. **Egg Powder or Scrambled Egg Powder:**
   - Without additional chemicals for nutrition.

6. **Bonito, Fish Flakes, or Dried Fish:**
   - Nutritional supplements for animals.

7. **Tyvek or Barrier Material + Tape:**
   - For creating small, temporary breatheable shelters during inclement weather.

8. **Tape:**
   - Necessary for assembling shelters.

9. **Flea and Tick Shampoo:**
   - Vital for treating animals infested with fleas and ticks.

10. **Flea Combs:**
    - Tools to help in flea and tick removal.

11. **Heavy Gloves:**
    - Required for safe handling of wildlife.

12. **Gasoline Cards**
- For driving animals to wildlife rehabilitation centers and/or no-kill shelters

These donations are critical for private citizen initiatives to provide care for neglected animals and assist in reuniting strays with their homes in an area lacking formal animal control services and wildlife rehabilitation centers.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Horror at the Animal shelter

Today, I transported the local aggro stray cat to the local shelter as soon as possible.
I called before entering the "no kill" shelter.
I stood and waited with the cat in a cat carrier where I was told to wait with the stray cat-- in the bunny room where there was one guinea pig and one rabbit.

He seemed more afraid this time and shirked to the back of the carrier placed on the counter. I had 2-3 feet of standing room. Two teens towering over me, approached and didn't care to speak to me as they walked into the small space. I covered the personal info on a cat carrier that's been around since my college days. Especially since local teens - female rather than male- have shown physical aggression and hostility towards me since the Pandemic. It sadly reminded me of my elementary school days, being one of the smallest kids on the playground regularly bullied and put into neck braces by the time I was 12. I haven't grown taller since then. In scifi terms, I was uncertain if the tall whites would attack me, again.

It was uncomfortable for me to stay with the cat in the tiny space. I wasn't sure if they would spontaneously attack me. Instead they decided to see what animals were in the secluded cages near me. And, promptly returned to their parents.

The staff worker started walking in my direction and called out Hey Lady! From over 20ft away. I shirked and backed away from the cage to look who shouted and saw the worker walking towards me. Before I knew it I had blurred out that they had called me a prostitute. In fact I wasn't aware of how often I had to tolerate this behavior where average Americans used the code word for prostitute until my head started reeling today. Ladies of the night aka Lady or Ladies wasn't a term my parents or others made me aware of in my youth. It took until my 30s to understand the use of this overly Victorian word. And how this word is not "proper" at all in modern language except in reference to prostitution. 

They didn't say "hi" or allow for a conversational introduction. Simply yelling "Lady!" At me in my summer tanned face with dark hair.

Despite that, I suppose they decided they put me in my place publicly- it seemed like bias and social confirmation of bias support to others, they began intake of the actual four legged feline with tail. My concern for my safety became high alert, and I backed into the corner at the counter. Every movement made my head turn on alert. And I became defensive about handing the staff member my personal license- even though they were very "professional" despite my defensiveness. And I finally caught myself and apologized for being so uncomfortable- especially since I was out numbered. This is my world today.

Reporting Bias Incidents,  is rarely easy outside of AAPIHN communities where local authorities stand to prosper from disappearing or handling of an AAPIHN person. Even police in these communities may be involved in DV or blatantly assist the local criminal behavior against minorities - especially AAPIHN who are far away from any supportive normal AAPIHN community.

There is a lot of Social media that portrays AAPI women and men in the sex industry. However our voices continue to be marginalized in non-AAPI communities.

One of the common words:- Lady or Ladies is derived from the term "Ladies of the Night" that means prostitute. 

It's unclear whether or not non -AAPIHN communities will support AAPIHN persons who report this as a stigmatized way to potentially humiliate or incriminate persons at workplaces or in public. Tragedy has hit home for many "isolated" AAPIHN throughout the USA since we are frequently smaller and easier targets for these large non-AAPIHN Americans.

This was one normal day of many in public in my USA hometown. While not much has changed, the escalation of targeting and violence from seemingly random people has become a community based nightmare.

Though I received a receipt this time when I took him to the humane shelter-- The four legged cat with tail still intact, has an "unregistered" microchip number on the receipt. My guess is that it's possible the local Gangstalkers are using the animals to construct a scenario. It's unusual to find an intact cat. So if they have sprayed female pheromones to create his interest-- it's possible. It seems a strange but I was followed by a vehicle with a German vanity tag the last time I made an appointment for this particular roamer.
Is it gangstalking? Good question. The area has been a hotbed of Skinheads and neonazi activities the police supported through the 1980s, 1990s, and recruited heavily post 9/11.
Though they use "functional" sabotage tactics to evade criminal charges up to racketeering, they have included hiring unknowledgeable new minorities to shield from direct racist accusations and scapegoat.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Advocating for Change and Compassion in the Community: The Story of many Choco cats

🐾 Advocating for Change and Compassion in the Community: The Story of many Choco cats 🐾

In the heart of Bucks County's Quakertown, where history has witnessed the dark shadows of puppy mills and exploitation, we stand united in a call for change. Our community's past has been marred by puppy mills and other forms of animal cruelty that no living being should endure. These practices have left a mark that touches both the lives of our animal friends and the very essence of our community's conscience.

It's important to acknowledge that alongside these issues, our community has seen the deeply embedded history of white supremacy and privilege. This history has woven itself into the fabric of our surroundings, impacting every corner of life, including our relationship with animals.

As an AAPI minority in this community a longstanding hub of USA's white supremacy,, the echoes of these challenges reverberate in my own experiences. The effects of animal breeding, often driven by profit and negligence, have cascaded into our lives, leaving a trail of abandonment and suffering. I've witnessed the continuous cycle of animals being left in rural areas, a stark reminder of our collective responsibilities.

The negligence extends further, as animals have been used in ways that defy ethical boundaries, revealing a disheartening disregard for life. My efforts to ensure their well-being, even as an adult, remain shadowed by the specter of history. Every visit to a shelter becomes a reminder of the larger narrative that has shaped our community's actions.

It is disheartening to see that these industries, which perpetuate cruelty, continue to be sustained and even supported by the community. The taxes and income generated have unfortunately come at the cost of innocent lives, while turning a blind eye to the consequences.

Furthermore, the targeting and violation of my civil rights, stemming from my efforts to responsibly care for abandoned animals, is a painful reality I face. Not only has the local animal welfare community been a hotbed of white supremacist clandestine and psychological operations, but  this cycle is deeply interwoven into the fabric of our community. It is a stark reminder of the work that still needs to be done to create an inclusive and compassionate environment for all. Especially in this new era where AAPI persons and families such as mine, can finally report incidents to police.

Together, let's seek change. Let's work towards a community that rises above the shadows of its history and paves the way for a compassionate future. By acknowledging our past and present, we can shape a brighter tomorrow, where every living being is treated with respect, compassion, and the dignity they deserve.

 🌟 #AdvocatingForChange #CompassionateCommunity

Another Choco Cat

Choco cat case challenges:
Consideration-- to help Integrate a Domestic Cat into Barn Cat Colony

In the world of feline care, the dynamics between domestic cats and barn cat colonies can raise important considerations. While barn cats are usually adept at living in semi-feral conditions, the integration of domestic cats into such colonies can bring forth unexpected challenges.

Recently, the story of Choco, a "dumped", unneutered domestic cat -- who would rather chase butterflies and eat grasshoppers, knocking over plants to catch them-- highlights the complexities of this scenario. 

Barn cats are typically semi-feral by nature, having adapted to life in outdoor environments. They form cohesive colonies based on mutual cooperation rather than strict territoriality.

Choco's unneutered status has probably led to probable increased aggression, especially towards other cats. His aggression, coupled with domestic self-interest that doesn't serve the practical and communal neighbor's barn cat colony, exploded in the past 31 days. Witnessing the neighbor's larger barn cats obviously chasing and stalking him into our yard after nights of loud fights in the dark. Territorial tendencies, led him to seek refuge on stormy nights at neighboring homes.

Domestic cats, like Choco, have often been accustomed to indoor living. When introduced to barn cat populations, they may struggle to adjust to communal and semi-feral dynamics. Unneutered domestic cats, can further complicate matters due to heightened aggression stemming from territorial instincts. Not to mention cause an explosion in the feral cat population.

As caretakers and animal advocates, it's crucial to consider the well-being of both barn cats and domestic cats like Choco.

 There are different "working cat" shelters that focus to integrate cats into barn cat colonies: including spaying and neutering to mitigate aggressive behavior. Some offer Trap and Release (something to consider in Choco's rehoming plight). His behaviors show he needs affection more than food. And may already be too traumatized to be taken in for domestic adoption. Though it doesn't solve his roaming and deer tick issues of being a transitional cat who likes to climb on humans.

Responsible care entails distinguishing between barn cat populations' natural dynamics and the specific needs of domestic cats seeking a new home. 

The story of Choco serves as a reminder that understanding the distinct characteristics of different cat populations is essential for their successful coexistence. To compassionately consider their differences, we can create harmonious transitions for friendly felines who deserve a home.

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Better times to adopt an animal

Focusing on the happy and positive aspects of life are easier in a positive economy. For many families who try to fit into USA mainland culture;- having a companion family animal is actually an economic burden in spite of the compassion and "upstanding person" status.

The emotional attachment or bonding with a furry friend is heartbreaking for both sides when bills push life to the edge of disaster. And one veterinary emergency can cost well over $400. Even if you think nothing bad will happen, medications run much higher at full cost and then multiply it by 5, than those comparable for humans ie., prescription Eye drops.

During great Economic times, it's easier to cover these expenses. Also, when families are younger before ailments of old age set in. The less accident prone animals are usually disabled and some learn to be attentive to the house activities and alerting their families to forgotten things. They are however a far cry from service animals with helpful training. They can sometimes trip up their elderly family members on a staircase or by suprise, causing an accident that can harm either party.

So when you have the time and energy, the money, and money to cover housing costs and rent in another lockdown;- may be a better time to have a companion. In the meantime, fostering animals or volunteering at an animal shelter may be an easier solution. 

The flip side to this is trying to curb loneliness in an affordable way. Sometimes an animal can provide more emotional support than expensive therapy sessions. But is equally vulnerable to any toxic relationship a single person enters.
 Right now I am remembering the news of domestic violence shooting of a dog in Maryland. And an Instagram news report of a dog that was found hanged off a bridge in Hawaii. Both, Truly horrific and threatening actions where the animal's caretaker could have suffered serious injuries or death.

Also, the possibility of the animal caretaker dying unexpectedly or being hospitalized has risen. While economic downturns mean animal shelters are short staffed and underfunded to take in most animals who need shelter and rehoming.

So please, if you can spay and neuter any animals do it. Irregardless of the length you can keep them with you. It helps others help them going forward. And also decreases a population explosion within 3-6 years. Animal people can become exhausted and calloused from being the responsible adults for communities, and blamed for the shortcomings of other's decisions.

 Many people do have kind hearts, yet live on their own means without a seemingly endless expendable income for the animals. Please set aside something for your local community, or that one animal who you may help by trap and release. You'll spare hundreds of thousands of future puppies and kittens life from horrendous conditions to protect what little wildlife exists.

Shortage of Spay Neuter services

Since the pandemic, many humans adopted cats to keep them company indoors. It's been about 3 years. Recently, our rural suburban neighborhood has seen an uptick in stray cats, that are unneutered, sociable more than any indoor cat, and arriving with scratched up faces from fights. Not necessarily cat fights either since recent housing development displaced a racoon who's eaten tomatoes from the garden, climbed into vehicles for snacks, to breaking through the screen door to eat out of a sack of bird seed, and disturbing many neighbor barn animals and wildlife ie., Owls.
Our family cat (disabled) safety has also been at risk because of the surge in animals attracted to the lone bird feeder for seed. There's also the high risk of him being attacked by these dumped strays.

Though yesterday, sadly in the road, I saw a small body of what looked like a dog, in a place where drivers taking backroads short cuts are speeding at interstate highway speeds. 

While I attempt to find a spay/neuter TNR service this morning:- I found that even the local longstanding humane shelter (where I picked my first adoptee) has shut down services. And I have no inclination to adopt the friendly stray that keeps showing up after loud cat fights at the neighbors' cat barn. And on the roof in the earliest hours of the day. The vet bills in this area are high enough to put anyone into homelessness. Though, it's a nice thought kitty.

Because of this high cost pet issue, and also being the daughter of a foreign national;- I've become angered by the habits of those in the community-- who dumped their furry children on me in a sense-- when I had to focus of my life.
I say this because, Hawaii gave me a really positive environment almost devoid of these issues. Cats in Hawaii live outdoors and 80-90% of rentals don't accept them. I actually agree with this practice since I am a bird lover. While others force me to have animals or animals pick me to "ask" for help.

If I sound cruel in my age, it's not cruel to want to live free from ringworm, Lyme disease, ticks, bedbugs and other MRSA carriers in a tropical climate or any climate.
And leave the cat colonies to diminish.

If I had a say in Hawaii politics, since I left, I'd work to pass a bill to ban the military and any civilian from bringing companion animals that aren't registered for emotional support to the islands. And to require an amount put in escrow to ship their companion back to the mainland when they relocate.

Though I haven't seen the stray cat in several days, he's returned this morning and only wants to be on my lap while I text.
He even jumped at me to hug me one of the first encounters I had with the cat following me outside. It reminded me of a time one pitbull I dogsat saw me, and jumped at me to lick my face. The family started screaming in horror that he'd rip my face off. So it is heartbreaking when animals love you. It's saddening when the uptick in racism, violence, and a lengthy pandemic diminish help to get through these situations in any community.

Monday, July 24, 2023

The backlash today by DHS

While the white supremacists have been permitted to run rampant and attack me and my immediate family for decades;- I as an socially "isolated" person of Japanese descent am continually targeted by white extremists.
The trigger is a tweet (see below) of a document also found at iFunny.

I have a compassionate nature as an Japanese-American Buddhist.  Sproutfuel began as my response to the white extremist or white privileged domination of the vegan movement and non-European food industry and ongoing attacks, including gangstalking by local officials, post 9/11.  And also as a way to communicate to Japan how I perceive, and what I experience what is happening around me. 

 However, American mainstream culture has not permitted me to practice Buddhism in peace and without additional white privileged persons impacting me negatively. Everything I do, is in the context of American non-Japanese behavior. 
But, even when AREAL began, because I was accustomed to homemade Japanese Buddhist food called shojinryiri and literally was getting sick from the switch to American dining hall food.

The people and adults who introduced me to "Animal Rights" and "Greenpeace" were also white privileged persons, some whose UK/IRE/USA nationals family may have been involved in embezzling a property left to me by my US great-grandmother.

None the less, Mainstream AMERICAN CULTURE, has perpetually targeted me and my immediate family for being Japanese in their communities where my presence is unwelcome.

Today, here is the tweet that caught my attention and makes me realize the gravity of the "pushy Americans"https://twitter.com/iheartmindy/status/1683133015331950593?t=aA5i96JVSe2Ae7zOWxi3QQ&s=19

 who have gotten away with more than a laugh at the expense of my Siblings lives. And that there is no security for me in the USA from the ill treatment, persecution, and torture of the State Across involved now 53 years since my Japanese national mother was subjected to the first horrendous attack in the USA. 

I personally, am continuing work on my international complaint that has resulted in retaliation for the past 6 years.