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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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:    War in Ukraine: 'Pets are getting left at train stations'
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-60930068

        
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:   These volunteers are risking their lives to save animals in Ukraine
These volunteers are risking their lives to save animals in Ukraine
https://nptelegraph.com/news/world/watch-now-these-volunteers-are-risking-their-lives-to-save-animals-in-ukraine/article_6d209dba-3a41-5fc6-8064-19df0ab36ae4.html

                  
Thursday:   Climate change killing elephants, says Kenya
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-62323058

 
Friday:  Video of Dog Grieving His Lost Brother After Spotting His Collar Has People in Tears
https://pethelpful.com/pet-news/golden-retriever-misses-brother?fbclid=IwAR3P-jPnxzLd2GfKeVoEK9VOaO-eWAtr9TvTBQq_XvwrmgTS8f3kF2o2eyA

Saturday: Study Says Cat, Dog Owners Might Be Protected From Cognitive Decline
https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2022/07/17/cbs3-pet-project-study-says-cat-dog-owners-might-be-protected-from-cognitive-decline/

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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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Kentucky Humane Society taking in 72 animals from eastern Kentucky shelters
https://www.wlky.com/article/kentucky-humane-society-72-animals-eastern-kentucky-shelters/40993592#

 Berea Forest workers looking for non-native animals dropped near trails
https://www.lex18.com/news/berea-forest-workers-looking-for-non-native-animals-dropped-near-trails

Kentucky Ranks as #10 State in the Country for Pet Shelter Deaths in 2021 7,471 Dogs and Cats Died Unnecessarily in State Shelters Last Year
https://www.wtcoradio.com/2022/06/21/ky-ranks-as-10-state-in-the-country-for-pet-shelter-deaths-in-2021/
Over 100 dogs rescued from puppy mill in Logan County
https://www.wnky.com/over-100-dogs-rescued-from-puppy-mill-in-logan-county/

Nearly 50 rescue dogs arrive in New York City from Kentucky
https://abc7ny.com/nyc-dog-rescue-puppy-kentucky-flooding/12086323/

Dog missing from Hardin County after running away following crash involving its owner
https://www.wlky.com/article/dog-missing-hardin-county-running-away-crash-owner/40699532#

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4. NATIONAL NEWS

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Operation Blankets of Love helps animal rescue groups by donating food and comfort supplies
https://abc7.com/operation-blankets-of-love-nonprofit-granada-hills-rescue-groups/12283323/
IL: Coyote hit by car was stuck in grille until neighbors call for help, IL officials say
https://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article266391041.html?fbclid=IwAR1BahPAwJq6ZbbeSvm71BlLPIsU8LPK1HahWRVeMjCNQjgHn3l2tr1TR-8
Couple Brings Alpacas Into Their Florida Home to Ride Out the Storm and People Are So Touched
https://pethelpful.com/pet-news/alpacas-florida-storm?fbclid=IwAR2579C7irheAYk8myjw7amdg5nbd4KNdNNSqJbdIi6ojxG8r4oQV84tHHo
CA: Newbury Park man arrested in break-in at rescue facility that left dog mortally injured on 101 Freeway
https://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/news/newbury-park-man-arrested-break-paw-works-dog-mortally-injured-101-freeway/

Humpback freed from entanglement near Hull; search ongoing for other whale in grave danger
https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2022/09/28/humpback-freed-entanglement-hull-search-north-atlantic-right-whale-danger/

DNA test confirms animal killed was not coyote but endangered wolf — only the third identified in the wild in New York in 25 years
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dna-test-confirms-wolf-killed-not-coyote-new-york/
Outrage as Montana hunter poses with dog she killed after mistaking it for wolf
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/27/hunter-killed-siberian-husky-wolf-montana
California bans unnecessary pesticide, chemical testing on dogs and cats
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-27/dogs-cats-testing-ban-california
MT: Billings nonprofit helps veterans train shelter dogs to be service dogs
https://www.ktvq.com/news/local-news/billings-nonprofit-helps-veterans-train-shelter-dogs-to-be-service-dogs
WI: Man charged with animal mistreatment after allegedly transporting nearly 50 puppies in bed of truck
https://www.cbs58.com/news/washington-co-man-charged-with-animal-mistreatment-after-allegedly-transporting-close-to-50-puppies-in-bed-of-truck
CA: Spike in abandoned Husky dogs at Peninsula shelter likely due to 'Game of Thrones'
https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/news/spike-in-abandoned-husky-dogs-at-peninsula-shelter-likely-due-to-game-of-thrones/
OK: 440 pets adopted from Tulsa Animal Welfare during clear the shelter events
https://ktul.com/news/local/440-pets-adopted-from-tulsa-animal-welfare-during-clear-the-shelter-events
Kind Woman Takes Scared Shelter Dog on a 'Field Trip' and Inspires Us to Do the Same
https://pethelpful.com/pet-news/shelter-dog-field-trip?fbclid=IwAR1H5cmr15Sf22JkgtatgUTFGCsGtYPiLF9ZbXMFrUUEtRME02R93PSxMr4
Scared Cat Who Arrived at Florida Shelter After Her Owner Was Evicted Shows the Reality of Animal Surrender
https://pethelpful.com/pet-news/florida-shelter-cat-scared?fbclid=IwAR0-udltWjTKaHkwBXtXQ780vALCQ7BL3vDj9hmVBR7pz3o_-v2gT062zp0
TX: Sugar Land animal shelter employees fired after 38 cats and dogs improperly euthanized, city says
https://abc13.com/sugar-land-animal-shelter-investigation-improperly-euthanization-cats-and-dogs-euthanized-lands-services/12256627/
VA: Fairfax County animal rescue to bring 30 abandoned cats back from Ukraine
https://www.wric.com/news/virginia-news/fairfax-county-animal-rescue-to-bring-30-abandoned-cats-back-from-ukraine/

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5. INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Country’s first dog population centre set up in Islamabad
https://www.dawn.com/news/1711819/countrys-first-dog-population-centre-set-up-in-islamabad
Right whale spotted tangled in fishing gear south of Nantucket is on death’s door, researchers say - Snow Cone is one of the last remaining reproductive female North Atlantic right whales.
https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2022/09/22/right-whale-spotted-tangled-in-fishing-gear-south-of-nantucket-dying-snow-cone/
Woman in China horrified after man adopts her dog and threatens to butcher it if she won’t pay ransom
https://nextshark.com/man-adopts-dog-and-threatens-for-ransom/
United Kingdom: Dog thrown from lorry at 50mph finds new home and happiness
https://www.indy100.com/viral/dog-thrown-from-lorry-at-50mph-finds-new-home-and-happiness
Animal-loving’ Ukrainian sniper rescues abandoned pets from battlefield
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/kyiv-russia-b2152291.html
Freya the boat-bending celebrity walrus may have to be put down if crowds keep approaching her, Norwegian authorities say
https://www.insider.com/freya-norway-walrus-put-down-crowds-persist-oslo-reckless-behavior-2022-8?fbclid=IwAR23q8_KaQTc7LI8R7c_wEXPSUzEkdQia6jmhE57kgaP7GyS36JMqzmXkCk
INFORMATION
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Animal Shelters Wouldn’t Be So Crowded If Everyone Knew This
https://iheartdogs.com/animal-shelters-wouldnt-be-so-crowded-if-everyone-knew-this/
14 Animal Shelter Statistics and Facts to Know in 2022
https://petkeen.com/animal-shelter-statistics/

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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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