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:    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:   Rejected, blind dog teaches kindness to others
https://www.winonadailynews.com/news/national/rejected-blind-dog-teaches-kindness-to-others/video_f395b319-3963-5baa-bdbd-6277e26a50ce.html

                  
Thursday:   1,200-pound blind bison becomes a nanny for orphaned animals
https://www.winonadailynews.com/news/1-200-pound-blind-bison-becomes-a-nanny-for-orphaned-animals/video_97bfe3e2-a39b-5ae1-8fed-f6174919d8dd.html

 
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: NC:  ?It?s so exciting?? CMPD Animal Control reaches a milestone for pet adoptions
https://www.wsoctv.com/video/?id=9af9caf8-32bb-4024-851d-9e826c2e134f

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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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Louisville: Emaciated dog dumped at humane society in box that says 'help me'
https://www.wesh.com/article/emaciated-dog-help-me/37671030#
Pulaski man arrested after more than 100 animals recovered from pet store
https://www.wymt.com/2021/09/02/pulaski-man-arrested-after-more-than-100-animals-recovered-pet-store/
KY: Freedom-Loving Horse Escapes Race Track, Found Galloping Along Highway
https://dailycaller.com/2021/08/21/horse-escapes-race-track-galloping-highway/
Louisville, KY: Raptor Rehab treating birds ingesting poison in Louisville's east end
Since July 1, 14 birds have come into Raptor Rehab showing signs of poisoning.
https://www.whas11.com/article/life/animals/raptor-rehab-treating-poisoned-birds/417-b390d39b-643e-4624-8e6d-c837c56c7bfc?fbclid=IwAR18jXS1QVDpkMnGc8bMonMQpGcL8ZxX3GpjNS5PKaskkX0iicIYbbpyWYs
Louisville, KY: Only dog left at Kentucky shelter finds 'fur-ever' home after 70-day wait
https://www.wlwt.com/article/only-dog-left-at-kentucky-shelter-finds-fur-ever-home-after-70-day-wait/37017221#
Louisville, KY: Amazon, Chewy replenishes cat food supply for Kentucky Humane Society
https://www.wlky.com/article/amazon-chewy-replenishes-cat-food-supply-for-kentucky-humane-society/36794944#

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4. NATIONAL NEWS

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Humane Society of Louisiana offering $1,000 reward for identity of owners of blind dog abandoned during Ida
https://www.wdsu.com/article/humane-society-of-louisiana-offering-dollar1000-reward-for-identity-of-owners-of-blind-dog-abandoned-during-ida/37670961#
TN: True Rescue animal shelter dealing with flooding in need of help
https://www.newschannel5.com/news/true-rescue-animal-shelter-dealing-with-flooding-in-need-of-help
At least 75 animals die at Central Texas pet resort in late night fire
https://www.8newsnow.com/news/at-least-75-animals-die-at-central-texas-pet-resort-in-late-night-fire/

NY: Waldo’s Rescue Pen left vulnerable dogs suffering, ex-employee alleges
https://nypost.com/2021/09/18/waldos-rescue-pen-left-dead-dogs-in-dumpsters/

NY: Volunteer Finds Nearly 300 Dead and Injured Songbirds in NYC - It was 'like a nightmare.'
https://www.treehugger.com/volunteer-finds-dead-injured-songbirds-nyc-5201548
I rescued a dog to help calm my pandemic anxiety - but that’s not what happened - What I wish I knew before rescuing a dog during a pandemic
https://www.today.com/tmrw/rescuing-dog-pandemic-what-expect-t192611
AR: Springdale man seen dragging dogs behind SUV told police, ‘just walking them’
https://www.fox16.com/news/state-news/springdale-man-seen-dragging-dogs-behind-suv-told-police-just-walking-them/
Red States’ Wolf-Killing Campaign May Have Just Backfired - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service might put gray wolves back under Endangered Species Act protection after Idaho and Montana enacted laws to cull them.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/wolves-endangered-species_n_61427a11e4b0b616054476d3?fbclid=IwAR1oq-Uf6q_vsTYhdlGnow_TQZKmtePP0jDX0b875e9_IVnYHKWDqfqwCyk
FL: Orlando dog Petal gets adopted after recovering from torture, neglect
https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/orlando-dog-petal-gets-adopted-after-recovering-from-torture-and-neglect
FL: ‘My Heart Dropped’: Parkland Woman Teams Up With Neighbors To Rescue Rabbit Found With Dart In Its Face
https://miami.cbslocal.com/2021/09/16/parkland-rabbit-dart-face/
FL: Black Lab Beauty Roberts saves her duck pals from an eight foot alligator
https://www.wjhg.com/2021/09/17/black-lab-beauty-roberts-saves-her-duck-pals-an-eight-foot-alligator/
Red States’ Wolf-Killing Campaign May Have Just Backfired - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service might put gray wolves back under Endangered Species Act protection after Idaho and Montana enacted laws to cull them.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/wolves-endangered-species_n_61427a11e4b0b616054476d3?fbclid=IwAR1oq-Uf6q_vsTYhdlGnow_TQZKmtePP0jDX0b875e9_IVnYHKWDqfqwCyk
CO: Summit animal shelter responds to string of abandoned pets - One puppy later died
https://www.vaildaily.com/news/crime/summit-animal-shelter-responds-to-string-of-abandoned-pets/
OH: Cincinnati Zoo's Sihil the Ocelot, iconic part of Cat Ambassador Program, passes away
https://local12.com/news/local/cincinnati-zoos-sihil-the-ocelot-iconic-part-of-cat-ambassador-program-passes-away
WA: Zookeepers, visitors mourn death of shark at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article254215583.html

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5. INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Tiger trafficking: the murky world of America’s big-money big cat trade - US backyards are home to more tigers than India with experts drawing a line between the popularity of cubs as pets and the market in tiger products for traditional Chinese medicine
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/21/tiger-trafficking-america
South Africa: Swarm of bees kills dozens of endangered African penguins
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bees-kill-penguins-endangered-south-african-penguins-cape-town/
Faroe Islands to review hunting rules after 1,428 dolphins killed in one day
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/faroe-islands-government-dolphin-slaughter-b1921721.html
Animal rights group: Faroes should end dolphin slaughters -Traditionally in the Faeroe Islands, fishermen drive sea mammals into shallow water to kill them for their meat and blubber
https://www.abc10.com/article/news/nation-world/animal-rights-group-asks-faroe-island-dolphin-slaughter-stop/507-81d4acbc-7f6c-4780-a935-b5b0769f2aa7
Grieving pink dolphin filmed cradling her dead calf in China
https://nextshark.com/mother-dolphin-mourns-baby-china/
Indian Wolf is One of World’s Most Endangered Wolves - It's also one of the most evolutionary distinct.
https://www.treehugger.com/indian-wolf-worlds-most-endangered-wolves-5201046
'Tape their beaks’: Wildlife trafficking case offers glimpse into clandestine animal trade from Mexico
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/11/us-mexico-wildlife-trafficking/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_world
UK: Geronimo the alpaca: Initial postmortem ‘shows euthanised animal did not have tuberculosis’ - Owner calls for environment secretary to resign, saying animal ‘was innocent victim of arrogance, ignorance and greed’
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/geronimo-post-mortem-results-alpaca-b1916386.html
Polar bears are inbreeding due to melting sea ice, posing risk to survival of the species, scientists say
https://abcnews.go.com/International/polar-bears-inbreeding-due-melting-sea-ice-posing/story?id=79894188
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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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