HELP ME - CENTRAL

HELPING THOSE WHO CAN'T HELP THEMSELVES

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN KENTUCKY & ELSEWHERE

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Animals are not humans with reduced capacities.
hey have their own capacities, their own spectrum of aptitudes and behaviors.

~Jean Kazez - Animalkind

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PHOTO OF THE DAY * ANNOUNCEMENTS

VIDEO OF THE DAY/WEEK  * KENTUCKY NEWS * NATIONWIDE NEWS

                                 INTERNATIONAL NEWS * ODDS & ENDS


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1. PHOTO OF THE DAY

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 ~ CATS AND STRESS... ~

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2. ANNOUNCEMENTS

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3. VIDEO OF THE DAY/WEEK

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Sunday:     The Present
                    https://www.facebook.com/emily.edwards.5836711?fref=nf

                 

Monday:    Surrendered at a Shelter, People next?
                    https://www.facebook.com/RescuePinkFl/videos/736381689857934/         

        
Tuesday:       The excuses people use for abandoning their dogs.
                       https://www.facebook.com/official.peta/videos/10154283813529586/
                    

Wednesday:  Seoul, South Korea: 2 elephants rescue calf from drowning inside zoo enclosure
                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roqczMiRXsI

                  
Thursday:  I would never abandon you
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh6Aq9urzNA
 
Friday:      Animals Before & After They Were Taken Home
                   https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Meade-County-Animal-Shelter-329174537264573/


Saturday:   BLM?s Wild Horse Advisory Board Just Voted To Kill All 44,000 Captive Wild Horses In                    Holding
                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MeeGg8Zvuo

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Ben Stein's Advice on Getting Through the Recession - Get a Dog    
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmHmksXPnug

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4. KENTUCKY NEWS

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Letcher County, KY: Dog Found In Hot Car, Man Arrested
http://www.lex18.com/story/35908155/dog-found-in-hot-car-man-arrested

Flat Gap, KY: Man charged after 28 dogs, 4 puppies found in poor health
http://www.wymt.com/content/news/Police-man-charged-after-28-dogs-4-puppies-found-emaciated-and-in-poor-health-433918103.html

KY: Owner's arrest warrant details disturbing death of horse in Wolfe County
http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Owners-arrest-warrant-details-disturbing-death-of-horse-in-Wolfe-County--433840473.html

Lost Lexington dog euthanized just days after being found
http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Lost-Lexington-dog-euthanized-just-days-after-being-found-433737933.html

Hartford, KY: County searching for new Animal Control Officer
https://ocmonitor.com/2017/07/07/county-searching-for-new-animal-control-officer/

Shepherdsville, KY: Bullitt Co. Animal Shelter rescues severely neglected animals, asking for help
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/bullitt-co-animal-shelter-rescues-severely-neglected-animals-asking-for-help/453306545

Paducah, KY: Video of dog tied to moving trailer sparks outrage, debate online
http://6abc.com/news/video-shows-dog-tied-to-moving-trailer/2167096/

Louisville, KY: Dog owners, beware of the rise of canine influenza
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2017/06/29/dog-owners-beware-rise-canine-influenza/440380001/

Covington, KY: NKY woman aims to help neglected, abused animals directly from the streets
http://www.fox19.com/story/35774671/founder-of-non-profit-raising-money-to-open-animal-sanctuary-in-nky-in-2017

Williamstown, KY: Ark Encounter denies turning woman with service dog away
http://www.lex18.com/story/35767586/ark-encounter-denies-turning-woman-service-dog-away

Ex-Pike Deputy Judge-Executive facing 100 animal cruelty charges; had been convicted twice before
http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article158383589.html

The Arrow Fund helps second dog from Perry County
http://www.wymt.com/video?vid=430927623

Update on abused puppy with horrific jaw fracture
https://petrescuereport.com/2017/update-abused-puppy-horrific-jaw-fracture/

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5. NATIONAL NEWS

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Please "cut and paste" if a link doesn't work!

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Dallas, TX: Fighting Homelessness With Help of Stray Dogs
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Fighting-Homelessness-with-the-Help-of-Stray-Dogs-435484143.html

Feds allow entangled whale rescues to resume, except for ‘unpredictable’ right whales
http://bangordailynews.com/2017/07/20/news/nation/feds-allow-entangled-whale-rescues-to-resume-except-for-unpredictable-right-whales/

Edwardsville, IL: Crowd protests county Animal Control euthanasia
http://thetelegraph.com/news/105810/crowd-protests-county-animal-control-euthanasia

TX: This 'crown jewel' of wildlife refuges is one of the world's top bird destinations. Trump's wall would end public access
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-texas-border-wall-20170717-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fnews%2Fnationworld%2Fnation+%28L.A.+Times+-+National+News%29

Portage Township, IN: 100 animals covered in filth seized from exotic pet store, police say
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-portage-pet-recovery-st-0718-20170717-story.html

CO: Dog in distress rescued while hiking in Grand County
http://www.9news.com/news/local/dog-in-distress-rescued-while-hiking-in-grand-county/457859068

Fairfield Township, OH: Deaf, nearly blind dog rescued after getting stuck in storm drain
http://www.wlwt.com/article/family-dog-rescued-after-seven-hours-stuck-in-storm-drain/10323651

Crescent City, CA: Rescuers save humpback whale entangled in fishing anchors
http://nypost.com/2017/07/18/rescuers-save-humpback-whale-entangled-in-fishing-anchors/

Rancho Cucamonga, CA: UPS driver adopts pit bull on her route after owner dies
http://www.statesman.com/lifestyles/ups-driver-adopts-pit-bull-her-route-after-owner-dies/zNCTqFz5N4n1grralqr2QJ/

Port Jefferson, NY: Video shows dog rescue struggling baby deer from drowning
http://myfox8.com/2017/07/17/video-shows-dog-rescue-struggling-baby-deer-from-drowning/

Animal rights activists confront Florida fishermen over 'suffocating' tilapia in viral video
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/07/14/animal-rights-activists-confront-florida-fishermen-over-suffocating-tilapia-in-viral-video.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fnational+%28Internal+-+US+Latest+-+Text%29

Seymour, TN: Caught on camera: Hot confrontation over dogs in East Tennessee pickup truck
http://wkrn.com/2017/07/13/caught-on-camera-hot-confrontation-over-dogs-in-east-tennessee-pickup-truck/

Key House Committee Votes to Reopen Horse Slaughter Plants in U.S.
http://blog.humanesociety.org/wayne/2017/07/key-house-committee-votes-reopen-horse-slaughter-plants-u-s.html

NC: Anson Co. Animal Shelter Under Fire After Euthanizing Puppy
http://www.wccbcharlotte.com/2017/07/11/anson-co-animal-shelter-fire-euthanizing-puppy/

Cave Junction, OR: Stray bullet kills camel in S. Oregon animal-rehab center
http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/stray-bullet-kills-camel-in-oregon-animal-rehab-center/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=RSS_seattle-news

Colorado Springs, CO: Dog dilemma: Does rescue of emaciated Colorado Springs pup cross an ethical or legal line?
http://gazette.com/dog-dilemma-does-rescue-of-emaciated-colorado-springs-pup-cross-an-ethical-or-legal-line/article/1606746

Boise, ID: After spending 9 months alone in mountains, lost dog is home
http://katu.com/news/local/after-spending-9-months-alone-in-mountains-lost-dog-is-home

Minneapolis, MN: Homeowner slams cop for shooting tail-wagging dog
http://nypost.com/2017/07/10/homeowner-slams-cop-for-shooting-tail-wagging-dog/

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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These haunting animal photos aim to make you reconsider a visit to the zoo
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/07/18/these-haunting-animal-photos-aim-to-make-you-reconsider-a-visit-to-the-zoo/?utm_term=.d81c805264bc

Still-Blinking Beached Humpback Whale Euthanized After Failed Rescue
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/whale-euthanized-australia_us_593c9d71e4b02402687a02a4

For the first time, a wild lioness is photographed nursing a baby leopard
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/07/13/in-a-first-a-wild-lioness-is-photographed-nursing-a-baby-leopard/?utm_term=.643609117451&wpisrc=nl_az_most&wpmk=1

Swimming trunk: elephant rescued from ocean 10 miles off Sri Lanka coast
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/13/swimming-trunk-elephant-rescued-from-ocean-10-miles-off-sri-lanka-coast

Tsunami of toxic wastewater kills plants, animals in Israel's desert
https://www.yahoo.com/news/tsunami-toxic-wastewater-kills-plants-animals-israels-desert-134608441--finance.html

Hanoi: Vietnam buffalo fight suspended after animal kills owner
http://www.sunherald.com/news/nation-world/article159378164.html

6 right whale deaths bode ill for species
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2017/07/6_right_whale_deaths_bode_ill_for_species

UK: Lost dogs return home after owners cook sausages near where they went missing
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/28/lost-dogs-return-home-owners-cook-sausages-near-went-missing

Hamas Bans Dog Walking in the Gaza Strip
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/hamas-bans-dog-walking-gaza-strip-n774586?cid=public-rss_20170623

Anti-poaching shockwave sensors help save Kenyan elephants from gunfire
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/wiper-elephant-poacher-detecting/

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6. ODDS & ENDS

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Help keep stray and outdoor kitties warm this winter.

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For those of us that are not handy or don't know anyone that is handy with power tools this is a fast,easy and cheap way to help the homeless kitties make it through the winter.....Fast & Functional This innovative idea, costing around $30 ,but prices may vary..

In previous years, we learned that finding one plastic bin to fit inside another was the most challenging part of this project. One container should fit inside the other with room still left for polystyrene.

The inner box is an 18 gallon Rubbermaid "Roughneck Tote" - Lowe's part number: 44894 - Cost $5
The outer box is a 35 gallon Rubbermaid "Latching Tote" that is harder to find - Lowe's part number: 212261 - Cost $15
1" polystyrene - Cost $10
Total Cost in 2007-2008: $30
Having difficulty cutting the plastic? "We blew hot air from a hairdryer on the area where we planned to cut. This softened the plastic and it sliced like butter."

Consider surrounding your cats' shelter with bails of straw. Did you know that straw is a fabulously efficient insulator? Homes insulated with 18" wide bails of straw could save 75% on heating & cooling costs. Just think what that could do for your cats!

Place shelters where they will be protected from wind and snow drifts -- particularly those without protective flaps over the door(s) -- otherwise snow could blow in and bury/trap the cats. If there are fixed objects, such as buildings in your feral cat shelter area, pay attention to the way the winds tend to circulate, and place the shelters where there is the least amount of blowing & drifting snow. This could be a lifesaver, particularly for those who endure extreme winter weather, in which roads may be impassable for 1-2 days.

Depending on predators and other animals/hazards in your area, some cats may not use shelters unless there are two exits -- one for them to sneak out should another unwanted animal enter. Consider an emergency exit with a flap that opens from the inside only.

SOURCE: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.302614663082847.86610.100000029462343&type=3&saved#!/photo.php?fbid=289961824357601&set=a.201303086556809.47010.200798083273976&type=1&theater

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A better doggie wheelchair

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Hi all animal lovers-

This is Cheri Hildreth, in Louisville, KY.I want to share an exciting
development that can help paraplegic dogs everywhere thanks to a
wonderful bioengineering professor and dog lover here at UofL, Dr. Gina
Bertocci.
She has designed an adjustable wheelchair for paraplegic dogs
that anyone
can build using items commonly found at a hardware store
(except for two
harnesses that attach to the dog. She is not pursuing a
patent and instead
has posted instructions on her web page for people that
want to build the
wheelchair themselves at http://web.me.com/gbertocci.
I think this is just
wonderful that she is being so selfless and openly sharing
the design
information!
Wheelchairs for paralyzed dogs have been on the market for some time, but 
their high cost keeps many pet owners from buying them. Most cost several
hundred dollars and can't be adjusted to keep up with a growing dog. Dr.
Bertocci's canine wheelchair is fully adjustable and weighs about 12 lbs.
Parts can be purchased for less than $200 and assembled in one day using
her design. If you go to the web site listed in this paragraph, you can
see a video of doberman "Maggie" who was hit by a car that fractured her
spine "in action"in her adjustable canine wheelchair designed and built
by Dr. Bertocci. She looks very happy and exploring a field at a pretty
good clip!

My assistant Wanda and I really want to get the word out about this and
plan to share with as many dog lovers, shelters and vets as we can come
up with!
Thanks in advance... 
Cheri Hildreth [email protected]
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A Rescuer's Prayer

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Now I lay me down to rest
I pray my soul can stand this test
Of watching critters lose their homes
While owners gripe and cry and moan

I long for strength of spirit and
I pray they'll find a home again
Where they will know a loving heart
I can't do much, but it's a start..

And spare me from the owner's pleas
About the baby's allergies
Or how they're moving out of state
Or spitefulness 'tween cat and mate'

Please keep me sane while dealing with
The woman who bought as a gift
A wriggling tiny ball of fluff
That now is playing way too rough

Remind me I should bite my lip
When confronted with "he grew too quick."
"I didn't know he'd get so large."
"He seems to think that he's in charge."

Protect my heart when I hear them say
"I think we'll breed our dog one day."
Sometimes I think it'll break in two;
Each day brings trials harsh and new

And if I die before I wake
I pray one hopeless soul you'll take
My tears are gone, my faith is bare
Lord, please hear my rescue prayer.

By Colleen M. Adams

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National List of Class B Dealers Selling Pets to Labs

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Good information to have:

The link below takes you to a list of Class B Dealers, published by APHIS (animal and plant health inspection services) which is part of the USDA.  Many people who organize transports and recruit adopters/fosters online do not know that there are Class B Dealers who sell pets and pet parts to laboratories.  Rescue organizations may be sending free pets to these people, and unknowingly the pets will be used in experiments or killed for their body parts.  These dealers make a great deal of money selling pets, and pet parts.
 
If you know of any other Class B Dealers that should be added to this list, please forward their information to all rescues.  We need to drive these Class B Dealers out of business. Thank you.
 


For those of you not sure exactly what they do, watch this HBO documentary.  You will be sickened and sad beyond belief.  I had no idea about Class B dealers and dog thieves, and pets sold at flea markets, or what happened, until I watched a few years ago. 

http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/dealingdogs/synopsis.html

Be alert to names on list, as they can deceive as rescuers!!!!

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A PET'S TEN COMMANDMENTS

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1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

~Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them.

Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters.

~Now please pass this on to other pet owners. We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness. It is here on earth and has four legs!

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