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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 ~ DON'T WEAR FUR... ~

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2. ANNOUNCEMENTS

THIS DOG WAS VERY PREGNANT AND THE SHELTER KILLED HER JUST BECAUSE THEY COULD...

Stanford, KY: GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN…SHELTER WITHOUT PITY KILLED TODAY…R.I.P…

THIS DOG WAS VERY PREGNANT AND THEY KILLED HER...A rescue was trying to find a foster for her when the shelter killed her. If you want to let your anger out on someone, contact the shelter (606) 364-2354 or the Judge Executive Jim Adams - Office:  (606) 365-2534   Email: [email protected]

ACO does not have a schedule anymore; he euthanizes whenever he thinks they are too crowded.

 ~  Lincoln County Animal Shelter ~  341 Workhouse Rd, Stanford, KY 40484.

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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:  Animal Cruelty Hits Hard in Kentucky
                       http://www.wbko.com/video?vid=410587805
                 
    

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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Ravenna, KY: Tommy Mullen - Saving Lives in Estill County
http://bgadd.org/tommy-mullen-saving-lives-in-estill-county/

Powell County, KY: Family Searching For Dog That Fled After Crash
http://www.lex18.com/story/35164075/family-searching-for-dog-that-fled-after-crash

Clark County Animal Shelter in need of donations after fire
http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Clark-County-Animal-Shelter-in-need-of-donations-after-fire-419467453.html

Dozens Of Dogs Missing In Northern Ky Counties: Dog fighting ring could be to blame
http://www.wlwt.com/article/dozens-of-dogs-missing-from-northern-kentucky/3564142

Cannonsburg, KY: Tortured cat in Afghanistan rescued, finds home in Kentucky
http://www.richmondregister.com/news/tortured-cat-in-afghanistan-rescued-finds-home-in-kentucky/article_41ceb8e2-1d67-11e7-9634-4b559e3f0269.html
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Martin County, KY: Dog allegedly shot dead by neighbor
http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Dog-allegedly-shot-dead-by-neighbor-418437053.html

Clinton County, KY:  Animal Shelter Coordinator steps down, reviews changes and improvements made during tenure
http://clintonnews.net/pages/?p=23915

Morgan County: Nine puppies rescued after being dumped out with trash
http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Nine-puppies-rescued-after-being-dumped-out-with-trash-417532643.html

KY Stiffens Penalty For Hurting Police Dogs
http://www.lex18.com/story/35004675/ky-stiffens-penalty-for-hurting-police-dogs

McDowell, KY: 10,000 square foot cockfighting arena to be destroyed in Floyd County
http://www.wymt.com/content/news/10000-square-foot-cockfighting-arena-to-be-destroyed-in-Floyd-County-416837293.html

Pike county: Dog Saved After Trailer Fire in Kentucky
http://www.tristateupdate.com/story/34977228/dog-saved-after-trailer-fire-in-kentucky

Lexington, KY: Beagles, monkeys and mice: How UK uses animals for research experiments
http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/education/article139120468.html

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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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Cincinnati, OH: Vet and dog reunite: Former partners to spend retirement together
http://local12.com/news/local/vet-and-dog-reunite-former-partners-to-spend-retirement-together

18 dogs rescued from hoarding situation in Warren Co.
http://www.fox19.com/story/35193641/18-dogs-rescued-from-hoarding-situation-in-warren-co?utm_content=bufferde84d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Seymour, IN: Woman?s English Mastiff puppy shot dozens of times with BBs and pellets
http://fox4kc.com/2017/04/19/womans-english-mastiff-puppy-shot-dozens-of-times-with-bbs-and-pellets/

Polar bear at SeaWorld dies "of a broken heart" after being separated from best friend of 20 years
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/polar-bear-at-seaworld-dies-of-a-broken-heart-after-being-separated-from-best-friend-of-20-years?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NP_Top_Stories+%28National+Post+-+Top+Stories%29

Plains Township, PA: SPCA removes dog who was allegedly punched in the face in viral Facebook video
http://local21news.com/news/local/spca-removes-dog-who-was-allegedly-punched-in-the-face-in-viral-facebook-video

Lansing, MI: Veteran's dogs pardoned from death row
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2017/04/18/veterans-dogs-get-reprieve-death-row/100590150/

Pescadero, CA:  Mountain lion snatches dog from California bedroom
http://www.wtae.com/article/mountain-lion-snatches-dog-from-inside-california-home/9522237

Here's Why Easter Is Bad for Bunnies: Widespread misunderstanding of domestic rabbits has made them one of the most abandoned pets in the United States
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/rabbits-easter-animal-welfare-pets-rescue-bunnies/

TN: Fire destroys Gordon County animal shelter
http://newschannel9.com/news/local/fire-destroys-gordon-county-animal-shelter

Study: Pregnant women with dogs have healthier babies
http://abc13.com/health/study-women-with-dogs-have-healthier-babies/1864714/

Richland County, SC: KY man charged after 40 horses taken from Richland Co. property
http://www.wistv.com/story/35095381/man-charged-with-ill-treatment-of-animals-after-40-horses-taken-from-property

Nashville, TN: 368 animals rescued from south Nashville home
http://www.wsmv.com/story/35057507/368-animals-rescued-from-south-nashville-home

OH: Cincinnati Zoo painted dog dies: Imara was alpha female of pack   
  http://www.wlwt.com/article/cincinnati-zoo-painted-dog-dies/9223260                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Clarksville, TN:  27 dogs killed, 16 others saved in Clarksville house fire
http://www.wsmv.com/story/35059665/27-dogs-killed-16-others-saved-in-clarksville-house-fire

Payne County, OK: Murder victim?s missing service dog found dead
http://kfor.com/2017/04/03/murder-victims-family-searching-for-missing-service-dog/

St. Louis, MO: Cattle that escaped slaughterhouse moved to animal rescue farm
http://fox2now.com/2017/04/03/cattle-that-escaped-slaughterhouse-moved-to-animal-rescue-farm/

Waterville, ME: Governor issues pardon for dog that killed neighbor?s pug
http://wkrn.com/2017/03/31/governor-issues-pardon-for-dog-that-killed-neighbors-pug/

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Manitoba, Canada: Woman pleads with missing dog's new owners to give him back
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/maverick-dog-missing-adopted-new-family-1.4083986?cmp=rss

New elephant intelligence tests reveal body awareness, self-understanding
https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/04/12/new-elephant-intelligence-tests-reveal-body-awareness-self-understanding.html

Indonesia: Last place on Earth where tigers, elephants, orangutans and rhinos still live together is being destroyed
 http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/leuser-sumatra-indonesia-last-earth-place-tigers-elephants-orangutans-rhinos-live-together-a7677791.html

The Sole-Surviving Animals at Mosul Zoo Were Rescued: 'We Came to Iraq to Save a Bear and a Lion'
http://time.com/4734252/animals-rescued-mosul-zoo/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Ftopstories+%28TIME%3A+Top+Stories%29

Dog saves wedding party from suicide bomber in Nigeria
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/dog-saves-wedding-party-from-suicide-bomber-in-nigeria-35596399.html

Missing California cat turns up 4 years later in Canada
http://abc13.com/pets/missing-california-cat-found-4-years-later-in-canada/1827592/

Woman saved by 'wonder dog' in South Australia
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39414274

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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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