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

~ANIMALS AND COLD WEATHER...~

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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:    OK: Dog reunited with family 6 years after being taken from backyard
https://www.mynbc5.com/article/dog-reunited-with-family-6-years-after-being-taken-from-backyard/25449576

        
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: New laws for 2019 take effect across US
https://www.dailyindependent.com/cnhi_network/new-laws-for-take-effect-across-us/video_ad7f0d52-d984-57c5-9293-dabff5f34e72.html

                  
Thursday:  Sacramento, CA: Dog's unbridled joy for soldier's homecoming goes viral, brings smiles
https://abcnews.go.com/US/dogs-unbridled-joy-soldiers-homecoming-viral-brings-smiles/story?id=59494324

 
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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Mercer County KY: Two national groups offer rewards to find who bound, beat Central Kentucky dogs
https://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article224746415.html

Dog In Need Of Forever Home After Being Left At Floyd County Dump Paralyzed, Likely Used For Lab Testing
https://lex18.com/news/2018/12/16/dog-in-need-of-forever-home-after-being-left-at-floyd-county-dump-paralyzed-likely-used-for-lab-testing/

Covington, KY: Dogs need new home months after community helps with cancer patient’s dream wedding
http://www.wave3.com/2018/12/14/dogs-need-new-home-months-after-community-helps-with-cancer-patients-dream-wedding/
Sadieville, KY: Two good Samaritans rescue puppy found in trash bag dumped in freezing Kentucky creek
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2018/12/12/puppy-found-trash-bag-dumped-freezing-kentucky-creek/2292001002/

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5. NATIONAL NEWS
KS: Wichita police search for person who dumped dead dog with signs of fighting, abuse
https://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article224748780.html
Banstead, NH: Dog who helped save family from fire now needs help of her own
https://www.wtae.com/article/dog-who-helped-saved-family-from-fire-now-needs-help-of-her-own/25941045
1-lb. 'Miracle Puppy' Survives Being Picked Up and Dropped by Hawk Without Breaking a Bone
https://people.com/pets/puppy-picked-up-dropped-by-hawk-survives/
RI: Roger Williams Park Zoo under fire for use of bullhooks on elephants
https://turnto10.com/news/local/roger-williams-park-zoo-under-fire-for-use-of-bullhooks-on-elephants
FL: Tears flow as aging military dog gets hero's sendoff in Lakeland
http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/local-news/military-dog-given-hero-s-sendoff-in-lakeland
CA: Baby Giraffe from San Diego Zoo Euthanized After the 5-Month-Old Was Gored by Another Animal
https://people.com/pets/baby-giraffe-san-diego-zoo-euthanized-gore-wound/
Canton, OH: Ohio Man Charged For Releasing Racehorses, 1 Falls Through Icy Lake And Drowns
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/01/15/canton-ohio-freed-racehorses-suspect-charged/
MN: Gas-covered cat found in duct-taped box at Milwaukee park - A woman made the discovery near a garbage can at Grant Park.
https://www.wisn.com/article/gas-covered-cat-found-in-duct-taped-box-at-milwaukee-park/25902384
Quinlan, TX: Teen's service dog shot, killed 4 years after town raised money for her to adopt him
https://www.wtae.com/article/teen-s-service-dog-shot-killed-4-years-after-town-raised-money-for-her-to-adopt-him/25902655
Cleveland, OH: ’She was in a lot of distress': 2-year-old dog dies after injuries to ‘every limb
https://www.mynbc5.com/article/she-was-in-a-lot-of-distress-2-year-old-dog-dies-after-injuries-to-every-limb/25839806
Oregon begins killing sea lions after relocation fails
https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-oregon-sea-lion-20190110-story.html
Faithful Friends helped Pete and Buster when they were homeless. Now Pete's giving back.
https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2019/01/10/once-homeless-man-finds-new-best-friend-faithful-friends/2470935002/
Washington, DC: Man abandons, hits abused dog; Humane Rescue Alliance offers $5K reward for his arrest
https://wjla.com/news/local/man-abandons-attacks-abused-dog-humane-rescue-alliance-offers-5k-reward-for-his-arrest
Houston, TX: Officer shoots dog and injures woman while serving warrant in southeast Houston
https://abc13.com/officer-shoots-dog-injures-woman-while-serving-warrant-/5046651/

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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London, UK: Heartbreaking moment 11 cats left to die in a sealed box and dumped in an alleyway by an evil owner are rescued
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6598037/Heartbreaking-moment-11-cats-left-die-sealed-box-dumped-alleyway.html?ITO=applenew
Scotland is losing its love for iconic SCOTTIE dogs with numbers down by 56% in three years - as registrations of trendy French Bulldogs are up 425%
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6546545/Scotland-losing-love-iconic-SCOTTIE-dogs-numbers-56-three-years.html
England: ’Scores of People' Offer to Adopt Dog Named Snoop After Video Shows Him Getting Abandoned
https://people.com/pets/scores-of-people-offer-to-adopt-dog-snoop/

India: Man Kills Neighbor's Cat Because It Strayed Into His House Often
https://www.ibtimes.com/man-kills-neighbors-cat-because-it-strayed-his-house-often-2743406

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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