Cries of despair today, in British date-format, 9/11... as Mr Trump is voted in as president-elect of the USA.
To the cry, call or voice of many animals a special name is attributed. Rarely can the accepted name of the cry be changed. Here you will find a selection from Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Perhaps some will end up in your text:
cats mew, purr, swear and caterwaul (swear?)
dogs bark, bay, howl and yelp
eagles, vultures and peacocks scream
foxes bark and yelp
Some I didn't know:
grasshoppers chirp and pitter
guineafowls cry 'come back'
nightingales pipe and warble and 'jug-jug'
swallows twitter (hence the Twitter avatar?)