Dolores McCall
McCall Oil and Gas
P.O. Box 2206
Midland, Texas 79702

Dear President and Mrs. Higgins,

It is always a great joy to be in Ireland where my soul is at peace and my heart belongs. From the Cliffs of Moher, rising majestically above the Atlantic Ocean to the sacred Mount Croagh Patrick soaring in splendor to touch God’s Heaven, my eyes can never drink enough of the beauty of Ireland.

Each time I step from the plane and feel the holy kiss of Irish soil upon my feet, I know that I am home again. And each time I step on the plane to return to Texas, I take with me, sealed in my heart, memories of a people so generous with their love and kindness – a people so filled with strength and courage, so uplifting with their intellect, and so imbued with a love of fellowship and laughter. How blessed am I!

I was very honored to be your guest at the beautiful and welcoming President’s home. The care and attention you and your lovely wife, Sabrina and your family and staff gave to me and Father Christopher, made us feel very special. It was very much appreciated. I loved every bit of my visit including the lovely and touching bouquet of flowers, the superb meals and the sumptuous and elegant accommodations.

I treasure the wonderful conversations that gifted me with a better knowledge of Irish history and the resplendent walk in the gardens of Aras an Uachtarain. I envy each stroll you take through the gorgeous apple orchards with your precious Bernese Mountain dogs. My memory will hold dear the grand and beautiful orchard and those giant furry angels.

So here I sit in my Texas home, gazing out my window, remembering precious moments of my latest visit to the land of my ancestors. I give thanks for the Irish home and Irish people that I will always carry in my heart.

Thank you very much for gilding my latest visit with your gracious kindness and hospitality.

With kindest regards and many blessings,

Dolores McCall

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Date: September 17, 2017

Contact: Susan Keys

1-800-555-555

Women’s Health Awareness League Promotes Groundbreaking Treatment

The Women’s Health Awareness League (WHAL) opens its 20th annual conference at the Dallas Convention Center on Friday, September 1. WHAL will kick off the three-day conference by announcing the celebration of Tempco Lab’s cure for women suffering from a disease causing infertility. The groundbreaking cure for Endocerosis, the drug Ecere, is the result of years of Tempco’s comprehensive research.

Tempco Lab’s President, John Williams, the conference keynote speaker, will address attendees at the opening luncheon. He will give conference attendees an overview of Ecere, the state of the art treatment Tempco has pioneered and produced.

We are proud to partner with WHAL to get the word out to women worldwide, that those challenged with Endocerosis can now look forward to a cure. We join them in celebrating Ecere’s benefits to them and their families. We will be disseminating educational materials and providing hotline contact information for women seeking this life-changing treatment.

A Tempco information booth will be located in the right front quadrant of the conference’s Women’s Health Information Fair. It will be staffed by WHAL volunteers, Tempco researchers and medical professionals.

Molly Spencer, M.D., National President of WHAL, is enthusiastic about WHAL’s educational partnership with Tempco. “WHAL is excited about the impact this non-invasive, simple treatment will have on many women’s lives,” she said. She added, “WHAL is committed to staying current on cutting edge medical treatment options for all women. Our mission is to support women’s health research, treatment and the dissemination of important health information.”

For more information about the WHAL conference and the organization, Dr. Spencer urges women to contact WHAL at 1-800-555-555 or www.womenshealthawarenessleague.com.

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

4729 Twin Rocks Road – Divide – Colorado – 80814 – 719-687-9742 www.wolfeducation.org

I have a story to tell you. It may change how you view the world around you. 

A city friend told me she had lived her whole life in the bubble of the big city. The first time she had a chance to visit Yellowstone National Park, Sarah said she heard sounds she had never heard before.

Compared to the city sounds – the honking horns, the screeching tires, the emergency sirens – the sounds of Yellowstone were tranquil.

I heard the real world for the first time in my life,” she said. Her eyes widened, “The gurgling and gushing geysers, the rushing of river water, and the true sound of thunder unmuffled by the din of traffic – it was amazing!”

Sarah leaned forward, looking like a child that had just opened an unexpected present. Her voice lowered to a quiet reverent tone.

”As incredible as all those sounds were, it was the sounds of the wildlife that really got to this city girl.”

I smiled and she continued.

“I heard the birds’ choruses and the insects’ mating calls, signaling the defense of their territory.  I listened to the sounds of the grizzly and the black bears’grunts and the bull elk bugling. The voices of nature all made me want to leave the city forever.”

She placed her hand over her heart and closed her eyes.   Then she opened them again as she looked at me.  “But there was one sound that struck the deepest chord within my soul.

It was a sound so primal, I can never forget it – the howling of the wolves.

There were deep emotions in that sound – mournful passion and wonder. It sent chills through me.”

And someday,” I said, “that sound may be stilled forever. Our children and our grandchildren will read about it only in books or hear it in films. . .

Unless we band together and do something to save them, just as they have saved us and our ecosystem.

We have a legacy to preserve!”

She furrowed her brows. Her head tilted. “But how? What are you talking about?”

Her hand dropped from her heart into her lap as I talked.

I explained that during the first half of the twentieth century, wolves had been hunted to extinction in the lower forty-eight states.

Then laws enacted in the 1960’s and 1970’s helped to save them. Wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone.  I told Sarah how Yellowstone’s ecosystem had revived in the mid 1990’s because of the wolves.  Before the wolves return, the deer overpopulation caused the disappearance of vegetation in Yellowstone’s valleys and gorges. This hurt all forms of wildlife.

Then the wolves appeared. The deer left the valleys and gorges. The vegetation reappeared. And miracles happened . . .

  • The migratory bird population increased
  • The beaver population soared.
  • The beaver dams provided habitats for otters, muskrats, ducks, fish, reptiles and amphibians.
  • The rabbit and mice population proliferated and . . .
  • Then more hawks, foxes, weasels, badgers, ravens appeared and . . .
  • Even the bear population surged.New vegetation and forest regeneration reduced erosion around streams and rivers.The rivers stayed more fixed in their courses.

The wolves literally transformed Yellowstone’s ecosystem – even its physical geography!

 

To learn more about our full wolf coalition click here.

Wow! That is a miracle!” said Sarah. “Who could imagine that the wolves could do all that?”

It is part of the law of nature,” I said. “Everything is connected. We are connected.”

I leaned closer to Sarah. “Even our dogs share a common ancestor in an extinct wolf lineage that existed thousands of years ago. You know, Rudyard Kipling said, ‘The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.’ And the pack’s extinction affects all of us – not just the animals and their habitats, but us also.”

Well . . . now, everything is alright?” asked Sarah. She smiled, looking at me as if expecting good news.

I shook my head. “No . . .

The cycle of extinction is here again.”

Her smile disappeared. “Why?”

”Well,” I explained, “In April of 2009 the United States Fish and Wildlife Service delisted the wolves from protection under the endangered species act. The wolves were protected again for a short period.”

I shrugged my shoulders, “But it wasn’t over. . .

Again in 2011, under an extinction rider to the bill, the grey wolves were removed from protection.  So the hunting and extinction of wolves across the Northern Rockies returned.”

Sarah shook her head in disbelief. Unconsciously, her hand drifted back over her heart. “And,” I said, “there’s more bad news . . .

Except for a small portion of grey wolves in the Southwest, the delisting of the grey wolf as an endangered species spread across the lower 48 states.”

Sarah’s body stiffened. She drew herself up. Steel flashed in her eyes.

This is horrible . . .unacceptable. We have to do something. People need to be educated.”

I assured her that there were people doing just that, but they needed help. “Sarah, we don’t need to reinvent the wheel . . . we just need to join their cause and support their efforts.”

Sarah was on board. “Who are these people, where are they?”

They are right here in the state of Colorado – the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.” Click here to join the movement to save the wolves.

Hi, I’m Darlene Kobobel, CEO of the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

I’ve been advocating for the protection of wolves for nearly twenty years. After years of rescuing wolves and wolf-hybrids, our volunteers and staff realized the task was overwhelming. We decided to construct a more productive strategy.

We added an education component that would help our fight to save the wolves. There is strength in numbers — we had to get the word out. More people needed to know about the problem. We wanted them involved in the fight to save these special creatures.

Today our mission is to educate the public through tours and programs about the importance of wolves, coyotes, and foxes in our eco-system. We also do school outreach. It is a pleasure to bring knowledge to future advocates for our cause.

We are committed to educating the public about the importance of preservation and conservation of our forests, land, and water. These important natural resources support wildlife, flora, and fauna for future generations to enjoy.

The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center provides natural habitats and exceptional lives for the animals entrusted to our care. Click here to find out more.

We are one of the few sanctuaries in the United States to receive the special recognition of certification by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

We have gone beyond education to application as we actively participate in the Species Survival Program by providing a home to Mexican Grey Wolves and Swift Foxes.

The conservation component of the CWWC program ensures that we practice environmental care in the sanctuary’s daily life. We walk the walk of ecological responsibility in every aspect of our program.

You are invited to visit our wolf and wildlife sanctuary to receive a firsthand education about our programs.  You will also have a chance to interact with the wolves. Please come and find out how you can become an important part of the fight for the preservation of this life-enhancing species.

Join us in our:

  • Standard Tour
  • Feeding Tour
  • Ultimate Alpha Experience
  • Full Moon Tour
  • Full Moon Feeding Tour
  • Interactive Alpha Experience
  • Youth Fox Photo

Be a voice for the preservation of these majestic animals. Won’t you please help us ensure their continued valuable contribution to our planet? Can we count on you for $25, $50, $100, $250 or more?

Yes, I want my voice heard . . . Click here

Thank you so very much,

Darlene Kobobel

CEO, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

P.S. If you agree there is an order to nature that cannot be disturbed without serious consequences . . . please join us today. Click here to help now!