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

                                                                 ~ DOGS AND FRIENDS... ~

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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:   Modern Love Podcast: A Dog Story for Election Relief

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/04/style/modern-love-podcast-dusty-danger-dog.html

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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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Kentucky pair pleads guilty in first bestiality conviction since law change
https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article247403665.html

Kentucky seeing large number of small bird species that don't normally winter in state
https://www.wlwt.com/article/kentucky-seeing-large-number-of-small-bird-species-that-doesnt-normally-winter-in-state/34576868

Protesters call for Spencer County judge executive’s removal after animal control director’s firing
https://www.wlky.com/article/protesters-call-for-spencer-county-judge-executives-removal-after-animal-control-directors-firing/33957375
Kentucky Humane Society gets $7K grant to help senior dogs, families struggling financially
https://www.wlky.com/article/kentucky-humane-society-gets-dollar7k-grant-to-help-senior-dogs-families-struggling-financially/33590214#
Animal rights groups alleging Kentucky center of American, global cockfighting industry
https://www.wlwt.com/article/animal-rights-groups-alleging-kentucky-center-of-american-global-cockfighting-industry/33538999

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4. NATIONAL NEWS
Dogs and cats living together: Joe Biden says feline will join White House pets
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/28/joe-biden-cat-white-house-dogs

IN: Animal advocates target eight 'hot spots' in Indianapolis to improve care and treatment of dogs
https://www.wrtv.com/news/working-for-you/animal-advocates-target-eight-hot-spots-in-indianapolis-to-improve-care-and-treatment-of-dogs

CO: A veteran's service dog helped her during her recovery from cancer. Now she's helping him with a similar diagnosis
https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/storytellers/veterans-service-dog-recovery-cancer/73-f4dda611-291e-480e-ab67-6606e80dca98
LA: Former dog owner sleeps at animal shelters, comforting pets waiting for forever homes
https://www.8newsnow.com/news/former-dog-owner-sleeps-at-animal-shelters-comforting-pets-waiting-for-forever-homes/
CA: Overweight, lost turkey rescued by California animal sanctuary on Thanksgiving
https://abc7ny.com/pets-animals/overweight-lost-turkey-rescued-by-ca-animal-sanctuary-on-thanksgiving/8288780/
TN: Two dogs found shot, covered in Christmas lights, holly branches in Cheatham County
https://www.newschannel5.com/news/two-dogs-found-shot-wrapped-in-christmas-lights-in-cheatham-county
TX: Animal Care Services rescues fox found on top of a cabinet at San Antonio College
https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Animal-Care-Services-rescues-fox-found-on-top-of-15751408.php
NY: Man uses drone to rescue dog lost for 10 days in the woods -The power of the internet was on display for a family that had lost its dog.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/man-drone-rescue-dog-lost-10-days-woods/story?id=74390049
Nashville, TN: Dog with zip ties found around its neck rescued after being dumped
https://www.newschannel5.com/news/dog-with-zip-ties-found-around-its-neck-rescued-after-being-dumped
San Antonio, TX: Seven years astray: Missing dog reunited with owner thanks to microchip
https://foxsanantonio.com/amp/news/local/missing-dog-named-honey-reunited-with-owner-after-being-lost-for-7-years
CA: City of Sacramento to pay $99K settlement to man whose dog was shot by police outside Safeway
https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article247383000.html
MA: A cat who was burned after seeking warmth against a car engine is looking for his owner, or a new home
https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2020/11/24/mspca-boston-cat-found-car-engine
350-pound loggerhead among more than 150 cold-stunned turtles rescued in Massachusetts
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/11/23/cold-stunned-sea-turtles-rescued-cape-cod-massachusetts/6389221002

Trapping season is underway and dog walkers should take precautions to protect pets
https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/2020/11/21/trapping-season-begins-pet-owners-dog-walkers-take-precautions/6373650002

Pennsylvania police K9 falls down elevator shaft, dies while searching for burglary suspects
https://www.10tv.com/article/news/pennsylvania-k9-falls-down-elevator-shaft-dies-in-the-line-of-duty/530-36e8244c-fd22-4f4c-905e-68b177bc2d09
All the presidents’ pets: a history of strange animals to live in the White House
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/joe-biden-dogs-donald-trump-pets-white-house-president-b1723597.html

All the presidents’ pets: a history of strange animals to live in the White House
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/joe-biden-dogs-donald-trump-pets-white-house-president-b1723597.html

Washington County, Tenn. Animal Shelter at full capacity for kittens; trying to find loving homes
https://www.wjhl.com/news/local/washington-county-tenn-animal-shelter-at-full-capacity-for-kittens-trying-to-find-loving-homes/
VA: Horses, Donkeys get second chance as Loudoun Co. shelter works to survive pandemic
https://wjla.com/news/local/horses-donkeys-get-second-chance-as-loudoun-co-shelter-works-to-survive-pandemic
MS: ’Our goal was to stop the suffering:’ Nonprofit said city turned down its offer to fix Jackson animal shelter
https://www.wlox.com/2020/11/20/our-goal-was-stop-suffering-nonprofit-said-city-turned-down-its-offer-fix-jackson-animal-shelter/

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5. INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Kaavan, the world's loneliest elephant, is finally going free
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55060433
UK: ‘Miracle’: Girl reunited with missing cat after nine months - ‘If it wasn’t for that microchip, we wouldn’t have Timmy home with us now’
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/surrey-missing-cat-reunited-b1762176.html
Marine animals are swallowing and becoming entangled in plastic at alarming rates
https://abcnews.go.com/US/marine-animals-swallowing-entangled-plastic-alarming-rates-report/story?id=74296742
A Chinese County Aims to Curb Dog Walking by Threatening to Kill the Dog
https://us.newschant.com/world/a-chinese-county-aims-to-curb-dog-walking-by-threatening-to-kill-the-dog/
United Kingdom: Buzzard shot out of the sky in front of horrified bird watchers
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/buzzard-shot-kent-rspb-video-b1724359.html
'Everyone is outraged and sad': Canada shocked by killing of rare white moose
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/15/canada-killing-rare-white-moose-ontario
Horses feel as much pain as humans when being whipped, study finds
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/horse-pain-whipped-rspca-b1722382.html
Dozens of elephants risk being sold to Chinese circuses when Covid restrictions end - Fifteen baby elephants could be separated from their mothers
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/elephants-gentle-giants-campaign-china-circus-logging-b1720381.html
Greek parliament unanimously votes to make animal abuse a crime risking 10 years in prison - Measure comes following public outrage over recent mistreatment of dogs
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/greece-animal-abuse-law-prison-10-years-parliament-b1669014.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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