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 HAVE  NO CHOICE ~

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2. VIDEO OF THE DAY/WEEK

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Sunday:     The TRUTH about the Trixie Foundation ~ Elliott County ~ Webbville, Kentucky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTgxCG4jyZk&fbclid=IwAR2ZtlunJ1lC0_7PSdqrb1SsohF2oi5c3P4fY8lFAOSH05fepTsxj9b5Jfo

Monday:    Study show pit bull attack incidents around the same as mixed breed dogs
https://www.wsbtv.com/video/local-video/study-show-pit-bull-attack-incidents-around-same-mixed-breed-dogs/adb6a116-6215-42c6-bb8e-e25a29dcc0f5/

        
Tuesday:  A Pet's Farewell Letter: A Video For Anyone Who Has Lost A Beloved Pet
https://iheartdogs.com/a-pets-farewell-letter-a-video-for-anyone-who-has-lost-a-beloved-pet/
  

Wednesday:   Pandemic lockdown spared millions of animals lives
https://www.localmemphis.com/video/weather/accuweather/pandemic-lockdown-spared-millions-of-animals-lives/607-b4d0bace-fec3-484f-bcab-c31aa4

                  
Thursday:   FL: Dog reunited with owner after missing for 3 years
https://www.fox35orlando.com/video/851168

 
Friday:  Why we're turning to new pets in this pandemic
https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/04/08/covid-pandemic-pet-adoption-foster-orig-jg.cnn

Saturday:   Brazil's Pantanal fires: Animals 'dying of hunger and thirst'
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-latin-america-54212192

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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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3. KENTUCKY NEWS

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Protesters call for Spencer County judge executive’s removal after animal control director’s firing
https://www.wlky.com/article/protesters-call-for-spencer-county-judge-executives-removal-after-animal-control-directors-firing/33957375
Kentucky Humane Society gets $7K grant to help senior dogs, families struggling financially
https://www.wlky.com/article/kentucky-humane-society-gets-dollar7k-grant-to-help-senior-dogs-families-struggling-financially/33590214#
Animal rights groups alleging Kentucky center of American, global cockfighting industry
https://www.wlwt.com/article/animal-rights-groups-alleging-kentucky-center-of-american-global-cockfighting-industry/33538999
Somerset, KY: Dog dies in the heat while chained near overturned dog house
https://petrescuereport.com/2020/dog-dies-in-the-heat-while-chained-near-overturned-dog-house/
Henderson, KY: Surveillance footage opens new leads in Henderson burned dog case ~ PETA, Pet Food Center offering $5K reward for information leading to arrest and conviction
Florence, KY: Seeking Justice: Dog safe after being seen in video being beaten; Owner charged
https://local12.com/news/local/seeking-justice-dog-safe-after-being-seen-in-video-being-beaten-owner-charged-cincinnati

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4. NATIONAL NEWS
Minneapolis veterinarians offer free pet care to dogs and cats of owners facing homelessness
https://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-veterinarians-offer-free-pet-care-to-dogs-and-cats-of-owners-facing-homelessness/572453582/
Murray, UT: Man slammed dog to ground to show dominance, police say
https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/9/18/21446041/man-slammed-dog-to-ground-dominance-arrest
Long Beach, CA: Chloe, the severely abused dog found in Long Beach dumpster in 2018, needs your help
https://abc7.com/community-events/chloe-the-abused-dog-found-in-long-beach-dumpster-needs-your-help/6431459/
St. Charles changes animal care and works to become eastern Missouri’s first no-kill city
https://fox2now.com/news/st-charles-changes-animal-care-and-works-to-become-eastern-missouris-first-no-kill-city/
Helena, AK: Dog fighting leads to increase in injured pit bulls at Helena-West Helena shelter
https://wreg.com/news/dog-fighting-leads-to-increase-in-injured-pit-bulls-at-helena-west-helena-shelter/

OR: ‘Smokey' the cat rescued near Blue River in aftermath of Holiday Farm Fire
https://katu.com/news/local/smokey-the-cat-rescued-near-blue-river-in-aftermath-of-holiday-farm-fire

Video shows huge alligator swimming in storm surge after Hurricane Sally hit
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hurricane-sally-video-alligator-swimming-alabama-storm-surge/
Johns Creek, GA: Dog saves neighbor after car falls on top of him while he was working on it
https://www.wsbtv.com/news/johns-creek-man-has-lassie-moment/F7A7M76JFBFCJEVNFZNZZM5USU/

Jeannette, PA: Dogs Found Tethered To Chains And Living In Filth At Jeannette Home
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/09/15/dale-shaw-facing-charges-for-alleged-animal-cruelty/

Springfield, IL: Volunteers stepping up to adopt animals rescued from neglect
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200914/volunteers-stepping-up-to-adopt-animals-rescued-from-neglect?rssfeed=true
Dover, DE: 182 Cats, 1 Dog Seized From Kent County Home Following Animal Cruelty Investigation
http://www.wboc.com/story/42629604/182-cats-1-dog-seized-from-kent-county-home-following-animal-cruelty-investigation
OH: Malnourished, painted dog found near Notre Dame College campus, South Euclid police say
https://www.cleveland.com/crime/2020/09/malnourished-painted-dog-near-notre-dame-college-campus-south-euclid-police-say.html
The African serval cat reported missing from his N.H. home has been found - The 40-pound, 4-year-old feline named Spartacus was found trapped near its home.
https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2020/09/12/african-serval-cat-spartacus-found-merrimack-new-hampshire
Rustburg, VA: Two people wanted after four dogs stolen from Campbell County Animal Shelter - The animals were stolen Friday night and early Saturday morning
https://www.wsls.com/news/local/2020/09/12/thieves-steal-four-dogs-from-campbell-county-animal-shelter/
'Hundreds of thousands, if not millions': New Mexico sees massive migratory bird deaths
https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/2020/09/12/mass-deaths-migratory-birds-new-mexico-environment/5780282002/
TN: Clarksville dog reunites with family 9 years later
https://www.wkrn.com/news/clarksville-dog-reunites-with-family-9-years-later/
OK: Deputies shoot & kill dog while responding to bogus report that woman had been shot
https://kfor.com/news/local/woman-shot-in-midwest-city/
Fort Wayne, IN: :Boyfriend gets charged after dog badly beaten - Miniature schnauzer's ribs fractured
https://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/police-fire/20200912/boyfriend-gets-charged-after-dog-badly-beaten
Tulsa, OK: Family wants missing dog back after Tulsa shelter possibly adopts it out too early
https://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/family-wants-missing-dog-back-after-tulsa-shelter-possibly-adopts-it-out-too-early
CA: Santa Monica police investigating disturbing footage of man apparently abusing small dog
https://abc7.com/pets-animals/disturbing-video-shows-alleged-abuse-of-dog-in-santa-monica/6418076/
MO: A 62-year-old python at the St. Louis Zoo laid 7 eggs despite not being near a male for over 15 years
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/python-st-louis-zoo-laid-7-eggs-without-male/
IA: Ankeny Woman Searching For Answers About the Death of Her Beloved Horse
https://who13.com/news/ankeny-woman-searching-for-answers-about-the-death-of-her-beloved-horse/

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5. INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Wildfire burns Brazil's largest wetlands, killing thousands of wild animals -The flames have been causing destruction since mid-July.
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wildfire-burns-brazils-largest-wetlands-killing-thousands-wild/story?id=73007294
 As Arctic sea ice melts, killer whales are increasingly preying on endangered bowhead whales, scientists say
https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2020/09/14/as-arctic-sea-ice-melts-killer-whales-are-increasingly-preying-on-endangered-bowhead-whales-scientists-say/
Scientists baffled by orcas ramming sailing boats near Spain and Portugal - From the Strait of Gibraltar to Galicia, orcas have been harassing yachts, damaging vessels and injuring crew
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/13/killer-whales-launch-orchestrated-attacks-on-sailing-boats
Humans' food consumption is wiping out nature at an unprecedented rate, WWF report says
https://news.sky.com/story/humans-food-consumption-is-wiping-out-nature-at-an-uprecedented-rate-wwf-report-says-12067708
Tahlequah, the killer whale who grieved her dead calf for 17 days, is a mother again -Both Tahlequah and her new calf, named J57, appear healthy
https://abc7.com/pets-animals/killer-whale-who-grieved-dead-calf-is-a-mother-again/6413054/
The woman trying to save India's tortured temple elephants
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-54026294
Southern Resident killer whale Tahlequah gives birth to a calf
https://katu.com/news/local/southern-resident-orca-whale-tahlequah-gives-birth-to-a-calf
Demand for whale meat in Norway rising after years of decline - Conservationists say relaxing of regulations poses threat to welfare of minke whales
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/03/demand-whale-meat-norway-rising-conservationists-regulations-minke-welfare
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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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