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

~ THE FIRST DOG...OR CAT...~

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2. ANNOUNCEMENTS

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3. VIDEO OF THE DAY/WEEK

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Sunday:     GA: Homeless dog consoled by stuffed animals after losing puppies
http://www.whas11.com/news/homeless-dog-consoled-by-stuffed-animals-after-losing-puppies-1/507785898

                 

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:  Retired military dogs recognized for their service

                       https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/retired-military-dogs-recognized-for-their-service/

                  
Thursday:  I would never abandon you
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh6Aq9urzNA
 
Friday:      Animals Before & After They Were Taken Home
                   https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Meade-County-Animal-Shelter-329174537264573/


Saturday:   BLM's Wild Horse Advisory Board Just Voted To Kill All 44,000 Captive Wild Horses In                    Holding
                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MeeGg8Zvuo

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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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Perry County, KY: Warrant Issued For Owner Of Neglected Animals
http://www.lex18.com/story/37251917/warrant-issued-for-owner-of-neglected-animals
Bevin, agriculture commissioner sued over condition of Kentucky animal shelters
http://www.wdrb.com/story/37237215/bevin-agriculture-commissioner-sued-over-condition-of-kentucky-animal-shelters

Floyd County, KY: Dead Horse Leads to Another Being Saved
http://ekbtv.com/dead-horse-leads-to-another-being-saved/#.Wk2meI1TaXo.facebook

Lexington, KY: Puppy found abandoned in bag in Lexington neighborhood was ‘barely alive’
http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article193213549.html
Floyd County, KY: Dozens of animals dumped in frigid temperatures, killing some
http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Dozens-of-animals-dumped-in-frigid-temperatures-killing-some-468173593.html
Powell County, KY: Litter Of Puppies, Mom Left In Front Of Shelter
http://www.lex18.com/story/37182987/litter-of-puppies-mom-left-in-front-of-shelter
Lexington, KY: Kentucky racehorses battling cold temperatures
http://foxlexington.com/news/local/kentucky-racehorses-battling-cold-temperatures

Hopkinsville, KY: City council candidate charged with animal cruelty
http://www.wkdzradio.com/-Candidate-For-City-Council-Charged-With-Animal-Cr/23194914

KY: Dead puppy, malnourished dog leads to charges in Perry County
https://www.wtvq.com/2017/12/21/dead-puppy-malnourished-dog-leads-charges-perry-county/

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5. NATIONAL NEWS

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NYC, NY: Dog attempts to bite off own foot to escape after being left tied up in front of animal shelter all night
http://wtkr.com/2018/01/15/dog-attempts-to-bite-off-own-foot-to-escape-after-being-left-tied-up-in-front-of-animal-shelter-all-night/
Fresno, CA: Dying man's wish to find his beloved dog a forever home granted
http://abc13.com/pets-animals/dying-mans-wish-to-find-dog-a-forever-home-granted/2939659/
AZ: Phoenix family dog found hanged to death inside mobile pet grooming van
http://www.wfsb.com/story/37257325/phoenix-family-dog-found-hanged-to-death-inside-mobile-pet-grooming-van
Bishop, SC: ’It Was Like A Dream That You Don't Want To Have.' Owner Of Hunting Dog Shot Wants Justice
http://www.wltx.com/news/local/it-was-like-a-dream-that-you-dont-want-to-have-owner-of-hunting-dog-shot-wants-justice/507318812
Seminole, OK: Dog walks 20 miles twice to find family that gave her up after moving
http://fox2now.com/2018/01/12/dog-walks-20-miles-twice-to-find-family-that-gave-her-up-after-moving/
Quincy, IL: 54 dogs rescued from Hancock County breeder
http://khqa.com/news/local/54-dogs-rescued-from-hancock-county-breeder
Marysville, OH: Police rescue dog from owner's trunk
http://www.wave3.com/story/37223170/video-police-rescue-dog-from-owners-trunk

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Alberta, Canada: 48 puppies and dogs rescued after being found in town's dump
http://www.wsmv.com/story/36878800/photos-48-puppies-rescued-after-being-found-in-towns-dump

Trump also reverses the ban on big game hunters taking severed LION heads back to the US as trophies - overturning crackdown after Cecil was killed
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5090905/Ban-importing-lion-trophies-lifted.html

Getting a Dog May Save Your Life, Especially If You're Single
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-17/getting-a-dog-may-save-your-life-especially-if-you-re-single

Danish horse owners face waiting list to feed the lions
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-41719614

Gucci Drops Fur as Luxury Industry Responds to Animal-Rights Concerns
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-12/gucci-drops-fur-as-luxury-responds-to-animal-rights-concerns

Will Myanmar?s elephants die out because their skin is being made into jewelry?
https://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2017/oct/09/elephant-skin-trade-the-animals-latest-existential-threat

Your wildlife selfies are hurting the animals, study finds
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/wildlife-selfies-good-and-bad-1.4340944?cmp=rss

United Kingdom: Animal cruelty: New law will increase penalty for abuse to five years in prison
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/rspca-animal-cruelty-michael-gove-legislation-law-a7975571.html

Great Britain: Croydon cat killer: forensic science lab to re-examine deaths
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/29/croydon-cat-killer-forensic-science-lab-to-re-examine-animal-deaths

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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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