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

                                                          ~ENJOY THE SIMPLE THINGS...~

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:   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:  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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Spencer Co. Animal Shelter sees uptick in surrenders, strays amid coronavirus outbreak
https://www.wave3.com/2020/03/29/spencer-co-animal-shelter-sees-upstick-surrenders-strays-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/
Louisville, KY: During pandemic, animal action group works to ensure shelter animals are cared for
https://www.wlky.com/article/during-pandemic-animal-action-group-works-to-ensure-shelter-animals-are-cared-for/31965861#
KY: Amid praise for his handling of the coronavirus, Gov. Andy Beshear's dog dies
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2020/03/22/gov-andy-beshears-dog-dies-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/2894849001/
Animal shelters throughout South Central Kentucky are dealing with a problem
https://www.wnky.com/animal-shelters-throughout-south-central-kentucky-are-dealing-with-a-problem/
Louisville, KY: Animal shelters doing all they can to remain open
https://www.wlky.com/article/animal-shelters-doing-all-they-can-to-remain-open/31789058#
Louisville, KY: COVID-19 outbreak impacts animal adoption centers - The shelter is now limiting the number of people allowed inside its adoption centers which also includes volunteers.
Muhlenberg County, KY: Adopted dog from Kentucky shelter found shot in the head
https://petrescuereport.com/2020/adopted-dog-from-kentucky-shelter-found-shot-in-the-head/
Spencer County, KY: Policy change considered after injured Chihuahua shot, left in dumpster
Melbourne, KY: Dog missing from home in Tennessee found 3 years later in Kentucky
https://www.wtae.com/article/dog-missing-from-home-in-tennessee-found-3-years-later-in-kentucky/31231837

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5. NATIONAL NEWS
Indianapolis, IN: The mysterious disappearance of Pirate Cat, the Monon's famous feline
https://www.indystar.com/story/news/local/2020/04/04/pirate-cat-missing-monon-trail-indianapolis/2947495001/
CA: Bay Area business stays open to care for first responders’ dogs during crisis
https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/bay-area-business-stays-open-to-care-for-first-responders-dogs-during-crisis/
FL: Saving Sassy: Martin County deputies rescue German Shepherd after owner hospitalized due to coronavirus
https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/martin-county/2020/04/04/coronavirus-florida-martin-county-deputies-rescue-sassy-dog/2947338001/
Forget Nine Live…Your Cat Only Has One. Make Sure You Are Ready To Bring Them With You In An Emergency
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/01/forget-nine-live-your-cat-only-has-one-make-sure-you-are-ready-to-bring-them-with-you-in-an-emergency/
IA: Seymour man to host horse auction, bringing in nearly 100, despite COVID-19 concerns
https://www.kcci.com/article/seymour-man-to-host-horse-auction-bringing-in-nearly-100-despite-covid-19-concerns/32012581#
West Jordan, UT: Community jumps in to keep farm animals fed during pandemic
https://www.ksl.com/article/46737051/community-jumps-in-to-keep-farm-animals-fed-during-pandemic
Bedford, NH: Community steps up to help feed beloved pig whose food supply stopped when schools closed - Families from three communities, local pizza shop give leftover food to pig
https://www.wcvb.com/article/new-hampshire-communities-step-up-to-help-feed-beloved-pig-coronavirus/32002706#

OR: Springfield man arrested after beating ‘Baby Doll,’ a dog with young puppies, police say
https://www.registerguard.com/news/20200330/springfield-man-charged-with-animal-abuse-of-dog-with-puppies?rssfeed=true

Volunteers on horseback deliver groceries to elderly at metro senior living center
https://www.koco.com/article/volunteers-on-horseback-deliver-groceries-to-elderly-at-metro-senior-living-center/31984761#
Highly trained dogs could help combat the spread of coronavirus. Here’s how they might sniff it out
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/guid/4540885a-7333-11ea-aa1e-fe177e78275d?siteid=rss&rss=1

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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The Coronavirus Lockdown Is a Threat for Many Animals, Not a Blessing - You may have seen recent videos of goats roaming an empty town. But for more vulnerable species, like rhinos, this shutdown poses a great danger.
https://www.wired.com/story/coronavirus-lockdown-conservation/
Shenzhen becomes first Chinese city to ban consumption of cats and dogs
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/02/asia/shenzhen-cats-dogs-ban-scli-intl/index.html
Chinese Markets Reopen — And They Still Sell Bats, Dogs And Cats
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/29/chinese-markets-reopen-bats-dogs-cats/
Mass Bleaching Hits Great Barrier Reef Again: Like Watching Louvre ‘Burn To The Ground’
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/great-barrier-reef-mass-bleaching_n_5e7d8e79c5b6256a7a280833?ncid=APPLENEWS00001
Brazil scales back environmental enforcement amid coronavirus
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil-environment-idUSKBN21E15H
Whales are dying, but numbers are unknown. Coronavirus has stalled scientific fieldwork
https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2020-03-28/research-projects-on-hold-coronavirus-whales-abalone-birds
Essex, England: Dog is so happy his family is working from home he sprains his tail
https://www.wcjb.com/content/news/Family-dog-is-so-happy-his-family-is-working-from-home-he-sprains-his-tail-569074981.html
As Tourism Plummets in Thailand, Elephants Are Out of Work, Too
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/world/asia/coronavirus-thailand-elephants.html
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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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