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

                                                                         ~ CATS AS 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:   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, KY: 60 animals adopted during Kentucky Humane Society's 'Empty the Shelter' event
https://www.wlky.com/article/60-animals-adopted-during-kentucky-humane-societys-empty-the-shelter-event/36376446
Kentucky Dog Kennel Fire Kills Over 25 Dogs, Including at Least 18 Puppies
https://www.newsweek.com/dogs-puppies-killed-kentucky-fire-doggy-style-kennels-bardstown-1586331
Montgomery County, KY: Two facing charges after hundreds of animals rescued from overrun animal shelter
https://www.wave3.com/2021/04/15/two-facing-charges-after-hundreds-animals-rescued-overrun-animal-shelter/
Covington, KY: Rescuers hoping for criminal charges in case of dog with sawn-off leg -“He solely did this because he did not want to take that dog to the vet.”
https://www.fox19.com/2021/04/08/rescuers-hoping-criminal-charges-case-dog-with-sawn-off-leg/?fbclid=IwAR23pKdiBzLPGuLWmVWwzqUmUoZbvp_LlTqnNtjkQMNmeGCXjT_qmV9DHhY
Lexington, KY: Legendary horse celebrates 30th birthday at Old Friends Farm
https://www.lex18.com/community/positively-lex-18/legendary-horse-celebrates-30th-birthday-at-old-friends-farm
Louisville, KY: LMAS investigating dog's death after witness says he was stabbed multiple times
https://www.wlky.com/article/lmas-investigating-dogs-death-after-witness-says-he-was-stabbed-multiple-times/35888339#

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4. NATIONAL NEWS
CA: The Cat Who Came Back: Patches, Believed Killed In Mudslide, Shows Up 3 Years Later
https://www.npr.org/2021/01/14/956777106/the-cat-that-came-back-patches-believed-killed-in-mudslide-shows-up-3-years-late
MA: ‘Deeply upsetting’: MSPCA says death of cat found bound and shot may be related to other incidents
https://whdh.com/news/deeply-upsetting-mspca-says-death-of-cat-found-bound-and-shot-may-be-related-to-other-incidents/
New Memorial Wall Honors Dallas K9 Officers, Mounted Horses That Died In Line Of Duty
https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2021/05/11/new-memorial-wall-honors-dallas-k9-officers-died-line-duty/
PA: 4 East Liberty PetSmart Employees Facing Charges After Dog Dies During Grooming Visit
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2021/05/11/petsmart-employees-facing-charges-after-dog-dies/
TX: Animal carcasses found dumped near northeast El Paso intersection may be part of ‘satanic ritual’
https://kvia.com/news/el-paso/2021/05/10/animal-carcasses-found-dumped-near-northeast-el-paso-intersection-may-be-part-of-satanic-ritual/
OK: Hundreds of animals, dozens of species found malnourished, resorting to eating tree bark on Norman ranch
https://kfor.com/news/local/hundreds-of-animals-dozens-of-species-found-malnourished-resorting-to-eating-tree-bark-on-norman-ranch/
CA: Racehorse Died From Back Injury Suffered at Los Alamitos - Five horse have died from training injuries at Los Alamitos this season.  
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/racehorse-died-from-back-injury-suffered-at-los-alamitos/2591523/
GA: Burke County man speaks out after finding dogs shot to death and some stolen
https://www.wjbf.com/news/burke-county-man-speaks-out-after-finding-dogs-shot-to-death-and-some-stolen/

Dog Abandoned in Trash Bag Makes Stunning Recovery: 'She Was Literally Just Skin and Bones'
https://people.com/pets/dog-abandoned-in-trash-bag-makes-stunning-recovery/

NY: Lucy, beloved emotional support dog lost in NYC subway tunnels, found safe
https://nypost.com/2021/05/08/leloved-emotional-support-dog-escapes-home-lost-in-nyc-subway/
MO: Reptile-Sniffing Dogs Become Research Assistants to Help the Saint Louis Zoo Save Box Turtles
https://people.com/pets/turtle-sniffing-dogs-help-saint-louis-zoo/?fbclid=IwAR19lL6a6acHNmuF1SaTHn1r5kaIWv-71wT8fDCjZBqPbGTcG2uVkhgfFf4

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5. INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Dead whales found lodged under hull of Australian warship docked in San Diego
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/military/story/2021-05-12/dead-whales-australian-warship
Puerto Rico: Man arrested on suspicion of killing dog for taking his golf ball
https://www.golfdigest.com/story/man-arrested-for-killing-dog-on-golf-course-after-it-took-his-golf-ball

Vietnam: Bear Rescued from Narrow Cage at Bile Farm: He 'Can Live Out the Rest of His Life in Peace
https://people.com/pets/black-bear-rescued-bile-farm-vietnam/?fbclid=IwAR3-ieZ1r1wnGUTTMKXeQ878lZZdAtoA7tbhPaWIW2OyFevE9msNJX1ZzTc
Queensland couple fined for animal welfare offenses over 'emaciated' puppies
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-06/qld-rspca-malnourished-dogs-diet-animal-welfare/100120086
22 extinct animals we've lost in the past 150 years -These incredible animals will never roam Earth again.
https://www.wesh.com/article/recently-extinct-animals-list/36323973#
Deforestation in Brazil is out of control. Bolsonaro is asking for billions to stop it.
https://www.vox.com/22409783/jair-bolsonaro-amazon-brazil-deforestation-trees-climate-change-2021
Amazon, Unilever, and Nestlé join the UK, US and Norway in New $1Billion Initiative to Preserve Tropical Rainforests
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/leaf-coalition-introduction/
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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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