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

~CHANGE THE FUTURE...~

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2. ANNOUNCEMENTS

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3. VIDEO OF THE DAY/WEEK

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Sunday:     Pikeville, KY: Police Investigating Dog Shooting
                    http://ekbtv.com/police-investigate-dog-shooting/

                 

Monday:    Surrendered at a Shelter, People next?
                    https://www.facebook.com/RescuePinkFl/videos/736381689857934/         

        
Tuesday:       The excuses people use for abandoning their dogs.
                       https://www.facebook.com/official.peta/videos/10154283813529586/
                    

Wednesday:  OH: Clermont County rescue takes in dogs, cats seized from Kentucky sanctuary
                   http://www.wlwt.com/article/clermont-county-rescue-takes-in-dogs-cats-seized-from-kentucky-sanctuary/20118653

                  
Thursday:  Golden Retriever holds new foster mom's hand after original owner dies
https://www.mrt.com/news/media/Golden-Retriever-Holds-New-Foster-Mom-s-Hand-1198402.php

 
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:   Woman lives in car to keep her dog
https://www.greenvilleonline.com/videos/news/2018/06/15/woman-lives-car-keep-her-dog/706789002/

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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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Hardin County Animal Shelter working with Louisville non-profit to stem influx of stray cats
http://www.wdrb.com/story/38489887/hardin-county-animal-shelter-working-with-louisville-non-profit-to-stem-influx-of-stray-cats
Lexington, KY: Couple Says Dog Died While At Training Facility
http://www.lex18.com/story/38526711/couple-says-dog-died-while-at-training-facility
Kentucky bourbon distillery spills liquor into rivers, kills thousands of fish
https://cbs4indy.com/2018/06/26/kentucky-bourbon-distillery-spills-liquor-into-rivers-kills-thousands-of-fish/
KY: Dog dies after struck by arrow - The Jack Russell Terrier was found with an arrow stuck in his hip near the Fairdale Christian Church and taken to Louisville Metro Animal Services.
https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/dog-dies-after-struck-by-arrow/417-566426595
Morgan County, KY: Eastern Ky. animal shelter's video of rescued dog goes viral
http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Eastern-Ky-shelters-video-of-rescued-dog-goes-viral-486222271.html

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5. NATIONAL NEWS

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New Orleans, LA: 3 animals injured, 6 animals dead after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo exhibit
https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/local/update-3-animals-injured-6-animals-dead-after-jaguar-escapes-audubon-zoo-exhibit/289-573797844
Virginia Beach, VA: Family rescues 10, then 50, seahorses trapped in fishing net on Chesapeake Bay beach
http://wjla.com/news/local/family-rescues-10-then-50-seahorses-trapped-in-fishing-net-on-chesapeake-bay-beach
Kansas City, MO: Cameras capture dog being thrown from car, abandoned at illegal dumping ‘hot spot
https://q13fox.com/2018/07/13/cameras-capture-dog-being-thrown-from-car-abandoned-at-illegal-dumping-hot-spot/
Sandy Springs, GA: Dog rescued after sitting in hot car for nearly 2 hours
http://www.fox35orlando.com/home/dog-rescued-after-sitting-in-hot-car-for-nearly-2-hours
Owner says she begged jailers to use phone, save dog from parked car
https://www.pressherald.com/2018/07/13/owner-begged-jailers-to-use-phone-save-dog/
North Texas community went without water for 3 days. ‘Animals are starting to die’
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article214758480.html
Dog Heart Disease Linked to Food, FDA Says: Symptoms of the sometimes-fatal disease include lethargy, weight loss and sometimes a cough
http://time.com/5338079/dog-heart-disease-pet-foods/

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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 Iceland accused of slaughtering rare whale
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44809115
Mansfield, England: In their last days, dogs are showered with love at this hospice
https://abcnews.go.com/International/days-dogs-showered-love-hospice/story?id=56339942

South Africa: Poachers Tried to Kill Rhinos in South African Reserve. Instead, a Pride of Lions Killed Them
https://www.livescience.com/62998-lions-kill-rhino-poachers.html

Animals killed by fire that destroyed SPCA in Gatineau, Quebec (Several dogs from Kentucky were at that shelter)
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/aylmer-gatineau-spca-fire-1.4731606

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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