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

~HORSE RACING KILLS...~

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2. ANNOUNCEMENTS

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3. VIDEO OF THE DAY/WEEK

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Sunday:     Senior Cat Loves These Little Girls More Than Anything
https://thefrisky.com/senior-cat-loves-these-little-girls-more-than-anything-video/

Monday:    Video KY: Second Chances Wildlife Center helping injured, orphaned animals go back into wild
https://www.wlky.com/article/second-chances-wildlife-center-helping-injured-animals-go-back-in-wild/27450888

        
Tuesday:      AZ: Caught on Camera: Wild coyote and dog playing together in Arizona neighborhood
https://www.kmov.com/news/caught-on-camera-wild-coyote-and-dog-playing-together-in/article_dae88eb2-b791-5219-9e6d-f1f10e5cc4d0.html
                    

Wednesday:   Dog rescued from shelter hugs owners
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/dog-rescued-from-high-kill-shelter-hugs-new-owner/?ftag=CNM-00-10aac3a

                  
Thursday:  Right whale mom and calf interact with dolphins off Georgia coast
https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20190228/watch-right-whale-mom-and-calf-interact-with-dolphins-off-georgia-coast

 
Friday:     Australia: Video shows fisherman performing C-section on dead shark and releases 98                                   pups into wild
                 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/dead-shark-c-section-pup-sevengill-fisherman-release-wild-a8302501.html

Saturday:   Dogs, cats rescued by boat in North Carolina amid Hurricane Florence
https://www.good4utah.com/news/national/dogs-cats-rescued-by-boat-in-north-carolina-amid-hurricane-florence/144526061

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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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Kentucky animal shelter asks for help after rescuing 11 puppies dumped into ravine
https://www.wlwt.com/article/kentucky-animal-shelter-asks-for-help-after-rescuing-11-puppies-dumped-into-ravine/27524704
Lyon County, KY: Firefighter comforts dog at scene of fatal highway crash
https://www.wthr.com/article/firefighter-comforts-dog-scene-fatal-highway-crash
Garrard County police shoot, kill loose pit bull after attack
https://www.wtvq.com/2019/05/03/garrard-county-police-shoot-kill-loose-pit-bull-attack/
Louisville, KY: Churchill Downs is one of the deadliest racetracks in America
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/horseracing/2019/03/27/churchill-downs-horse-fatalities/3289355002/

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5. NATIONAL NEWS
Hamilton, OH: Puppy hit by a train becomes a social media star and an advocate against animal abuse
https://local12.com/news/local/puppy-hit-by-a-train-becomes-an-advocate-of-animal-abuse-and-a-social-media-star-hamilton-butler-county-cincinnati
The Trump Administration's Policies Are Fueling the Extinction Crisis
A new U.N. report finds one million species face extinction. A new U.N. report finds one million species face extinction. The Department of the Interior and the Fish and Wildlife Service are adding to the problem.
https://psmag.com/environment/the-trump-administrations-policies-are-fueling-the-extinction-crisis
Harrisburg, PA: Man charged with animal cruelty for "fishing for cats"
https://local21news.com/news/local/man-charged-with-animal-cruelty-for-fishing-for-cats
Amityville, NY: SPCA: Woman on probation for cruelty had a dozen animals living in filth
http://longisland.news12.com/story/40513296/spca-woman-on-probation-for-cruelty-had-a-dozen-animals-living-in-filth
Houston, TX: 200 pets in just 48 hours | Harris Co. Animal Shelter offering $10 adoptions due to overcrowding - The shelter will even provide supplies
https://www.khou.com/article/life/animals/200-pets-in-just-48-hours-harris-co-animal-shelter-offering-10-adoptions-due-to-overcrowding/285-8bf8aa26-0f02-4652-8d21-e05028b66a30
A flamingo in an Illinois zoo had to be put down after a child threw a rock at it
https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/22/us/flamingo-zoo-student-rock-trnd/index.html

FL: Dog give birth to 6 puppies in car after DeLand couple saves it from kill shelter
https://www.wesh.com/article/dog-gives-birth-to-6-puppies-in-car-after-deland-couple-saves-it-from-kill-shelter/27543428

CA: More than 60 horses have died at Santa Anita racetrack since 2018, investigation reveals
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/santa-anita-race-track-25-horses-died-in-racing-or-training-at-santa-anita-in-5-months/
FL: Endangered painted dog killed at Zoo Miami by ‘guillotine door failure’
https://www.sunherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article230608534.html#storylink=rss
OK: Local vet fed up after rise in treating dogs with THC in their system
https://kfor.com/2019/05/20/local-vet-fed-up-after-rise-in-treating-dogs-with-thc/
SC: Someone killed a young 9-foot shark off the Hilton Head coast and cut its stomach out
https://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/untamed-lowcountry/article230522369.html#storylink=rss
Horse named Congrats Gal died following race at Pimlico
https://wdef.com/2019/05/18/horse-named-congrats-gal-died-following-race-pimlico/

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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‘Animal genocide’: The activists fighting poaching in Vietnam’s forests
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/environment-animal-poaching-vietnam-forest-a8860061.html
Thousands march for animal rights in Hong Kong with protesters demanding abusers get 10 years behind bars
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3010854/thousands-march-animal-rights-hong-kong
Sperm whale found dead with stomach full of plastic on beach in Italy
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-20190520-dbcjjb3varcixoh2o7lllhstwe-story.html
Baby elephant, Dumbo, dies after snapping legs during tourist performance at Thailand Zoo
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=12232442&ref=rss
Olive production leads to bird killings on 'catastrophic scale' - Trees are stripped of olives and the birds resting in them are also sucked into the machines, researchers have warned.
https://news.sky.com/story/olive-production-leads-to-bird-killings-on-catastrophic-scale-11722395
Zimbabwe sells elephants to China and Dubai for $2.7 million
https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/14/africa/zimbabwe-sells-elephants-intl/index.html

6. ODDS & ENDS

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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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