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

                                                                               ~ HORSE RACING ~

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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:    Gainesville, FL: Over 20 horses rescued from illegal slaughtering farm
https://www.wcjb.com/video?vid=570386812

        
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:   Oklahoma therapy dog owners create virtual pet therapy on Facebook
https://www.koco.com/article/oklahoma-therapy-dog-owners-create-virtual-pet-therapy-on-facebook/31994402

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

 
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:   Don't abandon animals outside shelter doors
https://www.wcvb.com/article/don-t-abandon-animals-outside-shelter-doors-group-says/32420793#

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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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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
Kentucky announces first indictment under 2019 law banning sex with animals
https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article243434776.html
Elderly dog saved from ravine in Bullitt County
https://www.wave3.com/2020/05/19/elderly-dog-saved-ravine-bullitt-co/
Kenton County, KY: $2,000 for missing NKY dog, but owner says scammers are muddying search
https://www.wave3.com/2020/05/12/missing-nky-dog-owner-says-scammers-are-muddying-search/

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4. NATIONAL NEWS
MO: After two dogs died, Kansas City groups offer help on keeping pets cool in summer heat
https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article244111792.html
TX: Ex-employee arrested in puppy’s death at east El Paso dog groomers
https://kvia.com/news/crime/2020/07/10/ex-employee-arrested-in-puppys-death-at-east-el-paso-dog-groomers/
Video shows beluga whale thousands of miles from home off Southern California coast
https://www.wkbw.com/news/national/video-shows-beluga-whale-thousands-of-miles-from-home-off-southern-california-coast

WA: Humpback whale hit by Mukilteo ferry, Chip, is presumed dead - The whale, age 3, has not been seen since being struck Monday. His companion was later seen alone.
https://www.heraldnet.com/news/no-sign-of-chip-the-whale-injured-by-collision-with-ferry/

MA: 65 Cats Removed From Property Of Martha’s Vineyard Cat Breeder
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/07/09/65-cats-marthas-vineyard-edgartown-jennifer-winsper/
Officials warn about dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars
https://www.nbc11news.com/content/news/571680521.html
Valley Park, MO: Emaciated bald eagle receiving critical care at World Bird Sanctuary
https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/emaciated-bald-eagle-receiving-critical-care-at-world-bird-sanctuary/
CO: Denver Officials Respond To 150 Emergency Calls About Dogs In Hot Cars In First Half Of 2020
https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/07/07/dogs-hot-cars-denver-emergency-calls/
Two species of Mississippi turtles to have endangered animal protections by next year
https://www.wlox.com/2020/07/07/two-species-mississippi-turtles-have-endangered-animal-protections-by-next-year/
A family dog could help your preschooler learn social and emotional skills, study finds
https://kesq.com/health/2020/07/05/a-family-dog-could-help-your-preschooler-learn-social-and-emotional-skills-study-finds/
Animal shelters see increase in stray intakes due to Fourth of July celebrations
https://www.wate.com/news/animal-shelters-see-increase-in-stray-intakes-due-to-fourth-of-july-celebrations/
GOP lawmakers urge Trump to oppose calls to make gaps for animals in border wall
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gop-members-trump-oppose-demands-environmental-activists
Hamilton, OH: Butler County dog warden searches for person accused of running over 2 flocks of geese
https://www.wlwt.com/article/butler-county-dog-warden-searches-for-person-accused-of-running-over-2-flocks-of-geese/33102004

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5. INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Botswana virus: Experts worry outbreak that killed 400 elephants 'could cross into people'
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1308476/botswana-elephant-deaths-mystery-virus-new-pathogen-okavango-delta-coronavirus
Climate Crisis Weekly: The Red List — which animals are at risk of extinction
https://electrek.co/2020/07/11/climate-crisis-weekly-the-red-list-threatend-extinction-list-which-animals-are-at-risk/
Islamabad: IHC gives govt a week to implement order on animal rights
https://www.dawn.com/news/1568434/ihc-gives-govt-a-week-to-implement-order-on-animal-rights
Pakistan: Clerics ask people to opt for collective sacrifice of animals
https://www.dawn.com/news/1566693/clerics-ask-people-to-opt-for-collective-sacrifice-of-animals
United Kingdom: Badger cull: Government accused of backtracking on pledge as it expands trapping and shooting of animals
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/badger-cull-tb-end-trap-shoot-licence-btb-tuberculosis-dairy-farm-a9589276.html
Climate Change Will Affect These Dog Breeds the Worst
https://weather.com/news/news/2020-06-22-dog-breeds-climate-change-risks
In Fight to Ban Dog Meat, China’s Activists Find an Ally: The Coronavirus - A fast-growing network of activists sees the pandemic as an opportunity to push legislation that bans the consumption of dog and cat meats.
http://bkknews.org/in-fight-to-ban-dog-meat-chinas-activists-find-an-ally-the-coronavirus/
56% of wild animals in Vietnam’s restaurants have a coronavirus, study says
https://nypost.com/2020/06/20/56-of-wild-animals-in-vietnams-restaurants-have-coronaviruses/
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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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