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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 ~Pit Bulls...~

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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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Hopkinsville, KY: Juvenile Charged In Animal Shelter Burglary
http://www.wkdzradio.com/-Juvenile-Charged-In-Animal-Shelter-Burglary/23138643

KY: Henderson shelter takes in dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey
http://www.thegleaner.com/story/news/2017/09/05/henderson-shelter-takes-hurricane-harvey-dogs/635487001/

Thanks To Public Support, Shelter Will No Longer Have To Euthanize Dogs on Thursday
http://www.lex18.com/story/36303543/thanks-to-public-support-shelter-will-no-longer-have-to-euthanize-dogs

Scott County, KY: Starved Horses Among 17 Animals Seized From Property
http://www.lex18.com/story/36257375/starved-horses-among-17-animals-seized-from-property

Garrard Co. Animal Shelter In Need Of Donations
http://www.lex18.com/story/36244464/garrard-co-animal-shelter-in-need-of-donations

Oak Grove, KY: Animal law may lose some constraints
http://www.kentuckynewera.com/ep/news/article_452dccb8-87bf-11e7-b062-1f262194da20.html

Beaver Dam, KY: BD Commission amends Animal Ordinance, removes pit bull ban
https://ocmonitor.com/2017/08/17/bd-commission-amends-animal-ordinance-removes-pit-bull-ban/

Pikeville, KY: Arrests made in cow-killing case
http://www.ekbtv.com/news/arrests-made-cow-killing-case

Sheriff Seeks Tips In Animal Cruelty Case
http://www.lex18.com/story/36136496/sheriff-seeks-tips-in-animal-cruelty-case

Pendleton County, KY: Dog recovering after found with collar deeply embedded in neck
http://www.fox19.com/story/36123171/dog-recovering-after-found-with-collar-deeply-embedded-in-neck

Martin County, KY: Overcrowded animal shelter not accepting cats
http://www.wymt.com/content/news/Overcrowded-animal-shelter-not-accepting-cats-439063233.html

Pike County, KY: Police: Teenagers confess to shooting cattle with AR-15
http://www.wymt.com/content/news/Police-Teenagers-confess-to-shooting-cattle-with-AR-15-439565993.html

 More than 40 dogs removed from Greenup County rescue
http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/More-than-40-dogs-removed-from-Greenup-county-rescue-439520373.html

Dog rescued from China's meat trade takes wild journey to Kentucky
http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Dog-rescued-from-Chinas-meat-trade-takes-wild-journey-to-Kentucky-418259963.html

KY: Reprieve was brief for pigs that survived rolled truck on Louisville interstate
http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article166230767.html

KY: Horses no longer starved for food or attention
http://madisoncourier.com/Content/News/News/Article/Horses-no-longer-starved-for-food-or-attention/178/961/104409

KY: Working to improve animal laws in Kentucky
http://madisoncourier.com/Content/News/News/Article/Working-to-improve-animal-laws-in-Kentucky-/178/961/104410

Ky. animal cruelty laws need review
http://www.winchestersun.com/2017/07/27/ky-animal-cruelty-laws-need-review/

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5. NATIONAL NEWS

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

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Lagrange, IN: Dog with two limbs has full life ahead of her
http://wishtv.com/2017/09/19/dog-with-two-limbs-has-full-life-ahead-of-her/

Dog lovers rejoice! California could be the first state to ban puppy mills
http://www.koat.com/article/california-ban-puppy-mills/12268639

Kent, OH: Caring for severely ill animals causes same stress as caring for humans, study shows
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/09/caring_for_severely_ill_animal.html


Dog that disappeared in Florida in 2016 is found in New York
http://wiat.com/2017/09/17/dog-that-disappeared-in-florida-in-2016-is-found-in-new-york/




Human mom and dog mom go into labor at Hurricane Irma shelter in Florida
http://wric.com/2017/09/11/human-mom-and-dog-mom-go-into-labor-at-hurricane-irma-shelter-in-florida/

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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This is the story behind that tragic, viral photo of a seahorse holding a Q-tip
https://www.dpreview.com/articles/9218889953/the-story-behind-that-tragic-viral-photo-of-a-seahorse-carrying-a-q-tip

European live animal trade raises major welfare concerns
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41281570

Australia: Stranded great white shark 'Fluffy' returned to sea after night in aquarium
http://news.sky.com/story/stranded-great-white-shark-fluffy-returned-to-sea-after-night-in-aquarium-11031709

Great white shark put in public swimming pool after washing up on Australian beach
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/great-white-shark-australia-public-swimming-pool-wash-up-beach-manly-beach-sydney-a7940671.html

British Columbia, Canada: Two sheepdogs protect entire flock of sheep from wildfire for 20 days
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/sheepdogs-maremma-wildfire-save-sheep-british-columbia-canada-a7921396.html

San Juan, Puerto Rico: Doomed dogs saved by airlift
http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/2017/08/25/doomed-dogs-saved-airlift/104956294/

Endangered whales won't reach half of pre-hunting numbers by 2100, study says
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/22/endangered-whales-wont-reach-half-of-pre-hunting-numbers-by-2011-study-says

Major, Spain: A mob of beachgoers wanted to play with a baby dolphin and wound up killing it
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/08/16/a-mob-of-beachgoers-wanted-to-play-with-a-baby-dolphin-and-wound-up-killing-it/?utm_term=.ef77d168c2fa&wpisrc=nl_az_most&wpmk=1

Thieves stealing Venezuela zoo animals to eat them, say police
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/17/thieves-stealing-venezuela-zoo-animals-to-eat-them-say-police

Big game hunter trampled to death by elephant in Namibia
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/big-game-hunter-elephant-trample-death-namibia-jose-monzalvez-argentinian-a7892126.html

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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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