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

~SAVING EARTH..~

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2. ANNOUNCEMENTS

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3. VIDEO OF THE DAY/WEEK

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Sunday:     Des Moines, IA: Iowa State Far decides to not take acton again kid poking pig in video
https://www.supernewsworld.com/Iowa-State-Fair-Decides-To-Not-Take-Action-On-Kid-Poking-Pig-In-Video-9900034.html

Monday:    Japan: Where whales are back on the menu (CONTAINS UPSETTING SCENES)
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-49528494/where-whales-are-back-on-the-menu

        
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:   KY: Laurel County Dog Abuse
https://www.wymt.com/video?vid=526071821

                  
Thursday:  Dog abandoned and chases van
https://www.wpxi.com/video?videoId=982035553&videoVersion=1.0

 
Friday:     Pit Bull Saved from Hurricane Floods Moments Before it?s too Late | The Dodo Pittie Nation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DItmO02GM8c&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2bPQ__XQ977vNkDoCkjCTxeceN8vqRaFAAwupssxOFmPc3DYYIcHpIMY0

Saturday:   Press reporter helps a rarely seen bird that was wandering the streets of NYC
https://www.app.com/videos/news/local/animals/2019/07/09/asbury-park-press-reporter-helps-rarely-seen-bird-wandering-streets-nyc/1641299001/

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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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Clark County, KY: Shelter starting new spay-neuter program
https://www.winchestersun.com/2019/09/12/shelter-starting-new-spay-neuter-program/
Anderson County, KY:  German Shepherd Shot - Second Missing Dog has Been Found
https://www.facebook.com/WKYTTV/posts/10156332909415766?__tn__=CH-R
Hardin County, KY: Arrow Fund caring for injured dog found on side of Kentucky road
https://www.wave3.com/2019/09/09/radcliff-dog/
KY: Animal abuse cases reveal weak state protection laws: Two cases involving animal abuse have lawmakers raising questions about weak animal protection laws.
https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/animal-abuse-cases-reveal-weak-state-protection-laws/417-590834004
Louisville man charged with animal cruelty after alleged dog fighting, police say
https://www.wave3.com/2019/09/04/man-arrested-allegedly-training-dogs-fight/
Lexington, KY: Paws 4 the Cause takes in two animal abuse cases
https://www.wtvq.com/2019/08/30/paws-4-cause-takes-two-animal-abuse-cases/
Romeo, the dog that became the mascot for changing Kentucky animal cruelty law, has died
https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article234207352.html
Elizabethtown, KY: Owner finds dog shot on lawn, Elizabethtown police searching for person responsible
https://www.wlky.com/article/owner-finds-dog-shot-on-lawn-elizabethtown-police-searching-for-person-responsible/28740234
Estill County Animal Shelter Takes in 17 Animals Following Owsley County Hoarding Situation
https://wbontv.com/2019/08/16/estill-county-animal-shelter-takes-in-17-animals-following-owsley-county-hoarding-situation/

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5. NATIONAL NEWS
Trump to Lift Logging Restrictions in America's Largest National Forest: A Climate Change Threat 'Like the Fires Burning in the Amazon,' Warns Expert
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-logging-restrictions-alaska-tongass-largest-national-forest-1456553
Okeechobee, FL: Florida deputies find 'extremely emaciated' dog, charge owner with animal cruelty
http://www.ktvu.com/web/ktvu/news/florida-deputies-find-extremely-emaciated-dog-charge-owner-with-animal-cruelty
MD: Whale reported stranded along Ocean City shoreline Sunday has died
https://wjla.com/news/local/whale-reported-stranded-along-ocean-city-shoreline
Memphis, TN: Homeless man reunites with dog in heartwarming video
https://abcnews.go.com/US/homeless-man-reunites-dog-heartwarming-video/story?id=65603386
Nebraska Humane Society removes 9lbs of matted fur from tiny dog - Ellie Mae is an 11 year old Shih Tzu
https://www.ketv.com/article/nebraska-humane-society-removes-9-lbs-of-matted-fur-from-tiny-dog/29042908#
Nevada animal cruelty laws limited in protecting animals with breeders, pet retailers
https://mynews4.com/news/local/animal-cruelty-laws-limited-in-nevada-city-of-reno-to-hold-special-meeting-on-puppy-mills
Vancouver, WA: Hawks to be deployed to rid Vancouver neighborhood of feral rabbits
https://katu.com/news/local/hawks-to-be-deployed-to-rid-vancouver-neighborhood-of-feral-rabbits
As ‘The Blob’ Returns, Animal Rescue Organizations Prepares For Dangerous Marine Heatwave
https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/09/14/as-the-blob-returns-animal-rescue-organizations-prepares-for-dangerous-marine-heatwave/
Trump Administration OKs First Lion Trophy Import Since Species Listed as Threatened
https://www.courthousenews.com/trump-administration-allows-florida-hunter-to-import-lion-trophy/
Central Islip, NY: A Pit Bull Was Strangled by a Neighbor. Then Came #JusticeforRex. - The accused man said he was trying to stop the pit bull from biting him and a goldendoodle.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/nyregion/man-killed-pitbull-hauppauge-ny.html?emc=rss&partner=rss
Ross Township, PA: Owner Of Home Where 100 Dogs Were Removed Likely To Face Animal Cruelty Charges
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/09/11/officials-removing-more-than-40-animals-from-home-in-ross-township
Winston-Salem, NC: Forsyth County Sheriff`s Office working to improve animal shelter
https://myfox8.com/2019/09/11/forsyth-county-sheriffs-office-working-to-improve-animal-shelter/
Lakeside, CA: ’He saved us': Man says his pit bull rescued him from 5 attackers who broke into his apartment
https://www.wtae.com/article/he-saved-us-man-says-his-pit-bull-rescued-him-from-5-attackers-who-broke-into-his-apartment/28988127
Elmont, NY: 3 horses die in first two days of Belmont Park's fall season
https://www.lohud.com/story/news/investigations/2019/09/11/new-york-state-horseracing-deaths/2273139001/

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Anger over blue shark 'paraded,' cooked and eaten at British seafood festival
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/17/uk/plymouth-dead-shark-seafood-festival-intl-scli-gbr/index.html
Gainesville firefighters rescue dog trapped under rubble in Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian
http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/local-news/gainesville-firefighters-rescue-dog-trapped-under-rubble-in-bahamas-after-hurricane-dorian
Canada: Toronto Animal Services sees dramatic drop in euthanizations, halves number of animals entering shelters
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/09/14/toronto-animal-services-sees-dramatic-drop-in-euthanizations-halves-number-of-animals-entering-shelters.html

State Dept. failing to protect bomb-sniffing dogs from dying, getting poor care
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/state-dept-failing-protect-bomb-sniffing-dogs-dying/story?id=65603939

Texas hounds chase down rhino poachers in South Africa - Dogs trained to run free in packs are revolutionizing anti-poaching efforts in Kruger National Park.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/09/texan-hounds-fight-rhino-poaching/?fbclid=IwAR0GR2cyBiXVUoWSISugo1FMEk_sgbJ9VP8NOWBEq-bP9zWBbLP9AOphnwE
There are 2 northern white rhinos left worldwide. Scientists created embryos to save the animal from extinction
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/12/africa/northern-white-rhino-embryos-trnd/index.html
Spain: Vegan activist who ‘rescued’ 16 rabbits killed nearly 100 in the process
https://nypost.com/2019/09/09/vegan-activist-who-rescued-16-rabbits-killed-over-100-in-the-process-report/
UK: Endangered shark being sold as ‘rock salmon’ at fish and chip shops, report says
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/rock-salmon-shark-fish-and-chips-endangered-spiny-dogfish-sold-uk-a9095956.html
Alarming number of dogs dying in Norway from 'mysterious disease'
https://www.nst.com.my/world/2019/09/519333/alarming-number-dogs-dying-norway-mysterious-disease
Nassau, Bahamas: Woman shelters 97 dogs in her home as Hurricane Dorian lashes Bahamas
https://abc7ny.com/weather/woman-shelters-97-dogs-in-her-home-as-hurricane-dorian-lashes-bahamas/5509434/
Pet owner who used a STAPLER to fix one dog's wounds and left another with a gaping cut on her face is jailed for one month
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7410149/Owner-used-STAPLER-cover-dogs-wounds-left-gaping-laceration-jailed.html?ITO=applenews
Another dog has died on a transatlantic flight operated by KLM
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=12264420&ref=rss
French Zoo 'Outraged' After Visitors Scratch Their Names into Rhino's Back
https://people.com/pets/french-zoo-visitors-scratch-names-into-rhino-back/
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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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