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

                                                                    ~RESPECT ALL BEINGS OF CREATION...~

2. ANNOUNCEMENTS

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3. 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:    KY: Johnson County Animal Shelter raising money to get through the winter
https://www.wymt.com/video?vid=564731012

        
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:   KY: Laurel County Dog Abuse
https://www.wymt.com/video?vid=526071821

                  
Thursday:  KY: Thoroughbred rescued from animal cruelty case up for adoption
https://www.wkyt.com/video?vid=567372882

 
Friday:  Floyd County, KY: Prestonsburg officials aim to strengthen current animal abuse laws
https://www.wymt.com/video/?vid=567337982

Saturday:   A very good dog who came along just in time to rescue her owner
https://www.9news.com/video/life/pets/dog-rescued-owner/73-9d4df0f8-c485-429f-83bd-bce689b0caaa

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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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Webbville, KY: Dying dogs, delayed justice -- Cruelty questions abound at Trixie Foundation
https://www.wave3.com/2020/02/25/dying-dogs-delayed-justice-cruelty-questions-abound-trixie-foundation/
Wolfe County Animal Shelter in desperate need of donations
https://www.lex18.com/wolfe-county-animal-shelter-in-desperate-need-of-donations
Woman facing animal cruelty charges related to dead, neglected horses
https://www.amnews.com/2020/02/20/woman-facing-animal-cruelty-charges-related-to-dead-neglected-horses/

Louisville, KY: Dead potbellied pig found dumped in Shawnee Park
https://www.wave3.com/2020/02/21/dead-potbellied-pig-found-dumped-shawnee-park/

Animal welfare activists push for progress through proposed Kentucky laws
https://www.wave3.com/2020/02/19/animal-welfare-activists-push-progress-through-proposed-kentucky-laws/
Simpsonville, KY: Horse survived shooting, and is now ready for adoption
https://www.lex18.com/news/covering-kentucky/horse-survived-shooting-and-is-now-ready-for-adoption
Louisville, KY: Dog left tied to fence gets foster home
https://www.wave3.com/2020/02/12/dog-left-tied-fence-gets-foster-home/
Spencer County, KY: Cat to lose leg after being shot at, Spencer Animal Control investigating - The stray cat was found with dry blood and with dozens of buckshot pellets in his body.
https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/cat-spencer-county-animal-control-pellets-shot-cruelty/417-789c53d6-7c88-45ee-a43f-8f41ce9c5226
Versailles family travels thousands of miles to save shelter dog
https://www.lex18.com/versailles-family-travels-thousands-of-miles-to-save-shelter-dog

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5. NATIONAL NEWS
Creek County, OK:Abandoned dog found with glue in ears, legs strapped together, shot with BB gun in Oklahoma
https://www.koco.com/article/abandoned-dog-found-with-glue-in-ears-legs-strapped-together-shot-with-bb-gun-in-oklahoma/31151808#
‘Sad And Discouraging’: Endangered Right Whale With Buoy Stuck In Mouth May Not Survive
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/02/28/entangled-right-whale-dragon-buoy-nantucket-endangered/
Ludlow, MA:  Two horses recovering after being dug out of manure in Ludlow, woman facing animal cruelty charges
https://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/hampden-county/two-horses-recovering-after-being-dug-out-of-manure-in-ludlow-woman-facing-animal-cruelty-charges/
Hundreds of Bison Migrating Out of Yellowstone to be Hunted Down Under Government-Sponsored Slaughter
https://www.newsweek.com/bison-migration-slaughter-yellowstone-1489558
Belfast, ME: Witness testifies that pig farmer accused of mass slaughter killed them humanely
https://bangordailynews.com/2020/02/26/news/midcoast/witness-testifies-that-pig-farmer-accused-of-mass-slaughter-killed-them-humanely/
'I think I took it a little too far': Florida boy, 12, beat dog with metal pipes, deputies say
https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/i-think-i-took-it-a-little-too-far-florida-boy-12-beat-dog-with-metal-pipes-deputies-say
'They won't survive': Trump gas wells would block pronghorn migration route
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/24/pronghorn-migration-gas-wells
Tucson, AZ: Tessa, PACC’s longest staying dog finally finds forever home
https://kvoa.com/news/local-news/2020/02/25/tessa-paccs-longest-staying-dog-finally-finds-forever-home/
Meet the veterinarian walking around the streets of California and treating homeless peoples’ animals for free
https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2020/02/25/meet-the-veterinarian-walking-around-the-streets-of-california-and-treating-homeless-peoples-animals-for-free/
Harvey, IL: A group of teens stole this man's guide dog. Then one of them had a change of heart
https://www.wtae.com/article/a-group-of-teens-stole-this-mans-guide-dog-then-one-of-them-had-a-change-of-heart/31072118
Palm Coast, FL: Adopted boy is on a mission to save old dogs who need a home: "I know how it feels not to be loved"
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/robbie-gay-adopted-boy-on-a-mission-to-save-old-dogs-who-need-a-home/
IL: Pit Bull Left To Die In Garbage Bags Begins Slow Recovery in Chicago Heights
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/02/20/pit-bull-left-to-die-garbage-bags-slow-recovery-chicago-heights/
CA: Horse euthanized at Santa Anita Park, 8th of current racing season
https://abc7.com/sports/horse-euthanized-at-santa-anita-park-8th-of-current-racing-season/5953482/
FL: Family Wants Answers After Dog’s Mysterious Death During Hired Walk
https://www.nbcmiami.com/responds/dogs-mysterious-death-after-hired-walk/2194138/

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Kenya bans commercial slaughter of donkeys following a rise in animal theft
https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/26/africa/kenya-bans-donkey-slaughterhouses/index.html
Egypt's once-reviled street dogs get chance at a better life ~ Street dogs in Egypt are finding popular acceptance after centuries of social and religious stigma
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/egypts-reviled-street-dogs-chance-life-69092822
India's bird population 'going down sharply'
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-51541741
Germany: Krefeld Zoo fire: Animal death toll rises - As demolition of the devastated monkey house begins, the city in Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia has said that many more animals died in the tragic fire than originally reported.
https://www.dw.com/en/krefeld-zoo-fire-animal-death-toll-rises/a-52402470?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf
Hoedspruit, South Africa: Orphaned albino elephant recovers from poacher’s snare
https://www.pressherald.com/2020/02/14/orphaned-albino-elephant-recovers-from-poachers-snare/
Australia's fires leave 113 animal species in need of 'urgent help' - Over 100 native species are at greater risk of extinction after an unprecedented bushfire season.
https://www.cnet.com/news/australias-fires-leave-113-species-in-need-of-urgent-help/#ftag=CADf328eec
'Australia Should Be Ashamed' After More Than 40 Koalas Killed on Logging Site
https://time.com/5777362/australia-koalas-killed-logging-site/

Tens of thousands of pets in China to be SLAUGHTERED by authorities - PET OWNERS in China have been ordered to KILL their animals or risk them being culled by the the government
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1236590/coronavirus-latest-china-pets-slaughtered-disease-virus-world-health-organisation-wuhan?fbclid=IwAR0gY84VQjeiMG4Ic8xnW2S45pTQe-3-P_z3fWGo8nOfE_WtInFA9O2EWtk

China suspends wildlife animal trade over coronavirus outbreak
https://nypost.com/2020/01/26/china-suspends-wildlife-animal-trade-over-coronavirus-outbreak/
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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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