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

~HAPPINESS~


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2. ANNOUNCEMENTS

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3. VIDEO OF THE DAY/WEEK

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Sunday:     Emotional Reunion Between Cat And Owner Separated During Camp Fire
                   https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2018/11/16/cat-owner-reunion-camp-fire/

Monday:    Louisville, KY: KY Humane plays matchmaker for seniors and older pets
 https://www.whas11.com/video/features/great-day-live/ky-humane-plays-matchmaker-for-seniors-and-older-pets/417-8281990

        
Tuesday:       Charlie's Bucket List -  Thoughts and prayers go out to Charlie Waggles and Vermilion County Animal Shelter Offical Page. Charlie passed away this week. He was a wonderful dog
 #WCIAhttps://www.facebook.com/WCIA3Alex/videos/1872197579769200/UzpfSTE2NjI4OTk4MTA2OTg5Nzk6MjE3MTcwMjM2MzE1MjA1Mg/?hc_ref=ARSMnReLAT32Rlw8NIlBsJeBUqrAbvaqYnz6htLHTlN6WQ1lTE0FxWFtL-wi0X-FMAs&fref=nf
                    

Wednesday:  OH: Clermont County rescue takes in dogs, cats seized from Kentucky sanctuary
                   http://www.wlwt.com/article/clermont-county-rescue-takes-in-dogs-cats-seized-from-kentucky-sanctuary/20118653

                  
Thursday:  Burke County, NC: Violations force animal shelter to close
                    http://www.wbtv.com/video/2018/11/08/violations-force-animal-shelter-close/

 
Friday:     Australia: Video shows fisherman performing C-section on dead shark and releases 98                                   pups into wild
                 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/dead-shark-c-section-pup-sevengill-fisherman-release-wild-a8302501.html

Saturday:   Dogs, cats rescued by boat in North Carolina amid Hurricane Florence
https://www.good4utah.com/news/national/dogs-cats-rescued-by-boat-in-north-carolina-amid-hurricane-florence/144526061

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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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Garrard County, KY: Torture, animal cruelty charges filed against southern Kentucky couple after dogs found
https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article221585325.html
 Louisville family upset after cat shot with arrow; cruelty registry proposed
http://www.wave3.com/2018/11/16/louisville-family-upset-after-cat-shot-with-arrow-cruelty-registry-proposed/
Louisville, KY: Should animal abusers own pets? This Louisville proposal will ban it
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2018/11/14/louisville-metro-councilman-proposes-animal-abuse-registry/1987767002/
Henderson, KY: Kentucky Man Pleads Guilty to 544 Counts of Animal Cruelty
http://44news.wevv.com/kentucky-man-pleads-guilty-to-544-counts-of-animal-cruelty/
Leitchfield, KY: Man accused of dragging dog behind vehicle
http://www.wave3.com/2018/10/10/man-accused-dragging-dog-behind-vehicle/

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5. NATIONAL NEWS
Surviving the Camp Fire was hard enough. Now these animals have to find their humans
https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article221803670.html
Wasteful and Outdated Dog Testing at the VA Is the Wrong Prescription for Helping Our Veterans
https://ijr.com/dog-testing-va-wrong-prescription/
Elsberry, MO: Humane Society of Missouri rescued 109 cats, dogs from Lincoln County animal shelter
https://www.kmov.com/news/humane-society-of-missouri-rescued-cats-dogs-from-lincoln-county/article_82908bfa-e9fb-11e8-9acd-839e7de73f2f.html
NYC: City’s animal care center honored despite probe into euthanasia
https://nypost.com/2018/11/15/citys-animal-care-center-honored-despite-probe-into-euthanasia/
Spokane, WA: Local woman creates winter kits for homeless dogs and people
https://www.kxly.com/news/local-woman-creates-winter-kits-for-homeless-dogs-and-people/867440433
CO:  Walsenburg residents feed bratwurst to mountain lion kitten; cat gets sick - Wildlife officials seized the cat, warns public, don’t be copycats
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/11/15/mountain-lion-kitten-sick-walsenburg-residents-fed-cat/
Iowa Woman Arrested After Allegedly ‘Debarking’ Dogs in Pennsylvania
https://wnep.com/2018/11/15/woman-arrested-after-allegedly-debarking-dogs-in-pennsylvania/

Shamong Township, NJ: Woman charged with animal cruelty after 44 dead dogs found in freezer - More than 160 living dogs removed from the property; 4 in critical condition
http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/2018/11/15/woman-charged-with-animal-cruelty-after-dead-dogs-found-freezer/

Farm animals could soon get new features through gene editing - A company is working on cows without horns and puberty-free male pigs but some worry about Franken-animals
https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/farm-animals-could-soon-get-new-features-through-gene-editing/
Evergreen, CO: Emaciated mountain lion that 'would not survive the winter' put down after killing dog in Evergreen
https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/emaciated-mountain-lion-that-would-not-survive-the-winter-put-down-after-killing-dog-in-evergreen
TN: Memphis Animal Services launches new foster pilot program
https://wreg.com/2018/11/14/memphis-animal-services-launches-new-foster-pilot-program/
Meredith, GA: Tiny dog found freezing, crying in trash can at Welcome Center in Georgia
https://www.kctv5.com/news/tiny-dog-found-freezing-crying-in-trash-can-at-welcome/article_5d5c80e6-04c9-5fbf-856f-b862ae2e412d.html
Paradise, CA: Amid the devastation, KATU crew finds burned, blind cat alive
https://katu.com/news/local/amid-the-devastation-katu-crew-finds-burned-blind-cat-alive

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Scientists are terrified that Brazil's new president will destroy the 'lungs of the planet'
https://www.businessinsider.com/brazil-president-bolsonaro-destroy-the-amazon-2018-10

Rhino horn: Alarm as China eases 25-year ban on rhino and tiger parts
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46027702
Human Activity Is Decimating Global Wildlife Populations
http://time.com/5438605/human-activity-wildlife-populations-wwf-report/
UK: Greyhounds could win greater protection as pressure mounts over ‘dying and vanishing’ dogs -
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/greyhounds-dogs-regulations-welfare-death-injury-defra-parliament-a8605531.html
 Cambodia: How the world’s largest snake hunt hurts Southeast Asia's biggest lake
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/10/news-cambodia-water-snake-hunt-tonle-sap/?user.testname=none

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 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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