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

                                                                                  ~SENIOR DOGS~

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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:   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: 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, KY:  Once severely malnourished, rehabbed dog Ethan reunites with 11-year-old who helped save his life
https://www.wlwt.com/article/once-severely-malnourished-rehabbed-dog-ethan-reunites-with-11-year-old-who-helped-save-his-life/35707557#
Louisville, KY: Once severely malnourished, rehabbed dog Ethan reaches his goal weight
https://www.wlwt.com/article/once-severely-malnourished-rehabbed-dog-ethan-reaches-his-goal-weight/35667441
2020 U.S. State Animal Protection Laws Rankings - The Best And Worst States For Animal Protection Laws - KY is #44.
Three animal rights bills proposed by Kentucky lawmakers: What they would do
https://www.wlky.com/article/three-animal-rights-bills-proposed-by-kentucky-lawmakers-what-they-would-do/35620799#
Butler Co. Bomb Unit rescues abandoned cat and her kittens
https://www.wave3.com/2021/02/19/butler-co-bomb-unit-rescues-abandoned-cat-her-kittens/
Frankfort, KY: Five puppies die after being abandoned in cold in Frankfort, investigation underway
https://www.lex18.com/news/covering-kentucky/five-puppies-die-after-being-abandoned-in-cold-in-frankfort-investigation-underway
Louisville, KY: Kentucky Humane Society staff spending night at shelter to ensure animal care goes uninterrupted
https://www.wlky.com/article/kentucky-humane-society-staff-spending-night-at-shelter-to-ensure-animal-care-goes-uninterrupted/35514326#
Louisville, KY: Vets optimistic severely malnourished dog left in parking lot will survive
https://www.wlky.com/article/khs-vets-optimistic-severely-malnourished-dog-left-in-parking-lot-will-survive/35375069
Kentucky Humane Society: Severely malnourished dog left in parking lot in critical, stable condition
https://www.wlky.com/article/kentucky-humane-society-prognosis-uncertain-for-severely-malnourished-dog-abandoned-in-parking-lot/35371933#

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4. NATIONAL NEWS
MI: Dog Survives a Fire and 2 Weeks Alone in the Cold to Reunite with Owner Who Lost Everything
https://people.com/pets/chihuahua-dog-survives-fire-found-2-weeks-later-macomb/
'Cottontail' the endangered N. Atlantic right whale found dead off Myrtle Beach coast
https://wpde.com/news/local/cottontail-the-endangered-n-atlantic-right-whale-found-dead-off-myrtle-beach-coast
Florida manatees are dying in droves this year. Experts blame poor water quality, starvation
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/02/27/florida-manatee-deaths-way-up-2021-experts-blame-water-quality/6817814002/
IA: Echo the Dog to Return to Breeder After Waukee Man Gives Up Custody
https://who13.com/news/echo-the-dog-to-return-to-breeder-after-waukee-man-gives-up-custody/
NJ: Rescue dog hailed a hero after helping save owner’s life during stroke
https://www.wjbf.com/news/rescue-dog-hailed-a-hero-after-helping-save-owners-life-during-stroke-2/
TN: ‘No food, no water, lots of feces,’ multiple dogs, cats rescued after owner charged with animal cruelty
https://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/no-food-no-water-lots-of-feces-multiple-dogs-cats-rescued-after-owner-charged-with-animal-cruelty/
Nashville, TN: Pandemic impacts animal rescue operations
https://www.newschannel5.com/news/pandemic-impacts-animal-rescue-operations
VA: Lynchburg police shoot, kill dog as wellness check turns into standoff situation
https://www.wsls.com/news/local/2021/02/26/lynchburg-police-shoot-kill-dog-as-wellness-check-turns-into-standoff-situation/
'They were running out of basic common needs': Florida rescue shelter saves 78 dogs from Texas shelters
https://www.wtae.com/article/they-were-running-out-of-basic-common-needs-florida-rescue-shelter-saves-78-dogs-from-texas-shelters/35638326
TN: 22 horses, donkeys rescued from Cookeville auction and possible slaughter pipeline
https://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/22-horses-donkeys-rescued-from-cookeville-auction-and-possible-slaughter-pipeline/
MI: A dog missing for 43 days reunites with his family after being rescued from a grain silo
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/23/us/missing-dog-rescued-grain-silo-trnd/index.html
Shirley, second oldest elephant in North America, dies at age 72 at Tennessee elephant sanctuary
https://www.wtkr.com/news/national/shirley-second-oldest-elephant-in-north-america-dies-at-age-72-at-tennessee-elephant-sanctuary
TX: Rescue animals offer comfort to children with disabilities
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/safe-in-austin-rescue-animals-kids/
‘Barbaric’ squirrel hunt in upstate NY sparks massive petition
https://nypost.com/2021/02/24/activists-call-to-end-barbaric-squirrel-hunt-in-upstate-ny/
FL: Jacksonville Zoo 'Devastated' After Female Jaguar Is Killed by Male Jaguar in 'Terrible Mistake'
https://people.com/pets/jacksonville-zoo-devastated-after-male-jaguar-kills-female/
Unable to Walk for Weeks, Teddy the Skunk Is on the Move Again Thanks to His Custom Wheelchair
https://people.com/pets/unable-to-walk-for-weeks-teddy-the-skunk-is-on-the-move-again-thanks-to-his-custom-wheelchair/
IA: Waukee man seen kicking, dragging dog charged with animal neglect but gets to keep pet
https://www.kcci.com/article/waukee-man-seen-kicking-dragging-dog-charged-with-animal-neglect-but-gets-to-keep-pet/35592659#
Tatiana, a formerly abused Pit Bull, finds her forever home after 10 years in Michigan shelters
https://people.com/pets/dog-adopted-10-years-michigan-shelter-abused-pit-bull-tatiana/
MI: Alfonso continues to receive international attention while recovering in Woodhaven
https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2021/02/22/alfonso-detroit-river-rescue-dog/4544442001/
WI: Snow causes barn roof to collapse on exotic animal sanctuary 

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5. INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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UK: Horse so over-bred rescuers thought she was a cow
https://nypost.com/2021/03/02/horse-so-over-bred-rescuers-thought-she-was-a-cow/
Pig in clover: how the world's smallest wild hog was saved from extinction
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/03/how-the-pygmy-hog-was-saved-from-extinction-aoe
This Bird Wasn’t Seen for 170 Years. Then It Appeared in an Indonesian Forest.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/01/science/bird-indonesia-babbler.html
World’s oldest known wild bird hatches new chick at age 70
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/albatross-wisdom-wild-bird-chick-b1810489.html
Ireland: Trainer says dead horse photo is real and apologizes
https://www.bbc.com/sport/horse-racing/56234556
Cambodia: 61 Dogs Set to Die Are Rescued After Van Driving Them to the Slaughterhouse Is Intercepted
https://people.com/pets/61-dogs-rescued-from-dog-meat-slaughterhouse-van-cambodia/
Merelize Van Der Merwe faces backlash for posing with heart of giraffe she killed
https://nypost.com/2021/02/23/woman-kills-giraffe-cuts-out-its-heart-for-valentines-day/
Baarack from the brink: Wild sheep rescued in Australia shorn of 35 kg fleece
https://news.yahoo.com/baarack-brink-wild-sheep-rescued-041022235.html
UK: RIP Kevin’: Peacock who became a London lockdown symbol of hope is killed by foxes
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/22/rip-kevin-peacock-who-cheered-londoners-during-lockdown-killed-by-foxes/
Canada: SPCA seizes 40 animals ‘in distress’ from sled dog operation in B.C.
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/02/18/spca-seizes-40-animals-in-distress-from-sled-dog-operation-in-bc.html?rf
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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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