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

                                                                          ~ANIMAL SHELTERS~

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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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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#
Louisville, KY: Beloved Ethan the dog gets his own social media pages for you to follow his progress
https://www.wlky.com/article/beloved-ethan-the-dog-gets-his-own-social-media-pages-for-you-to-follow-his-progress/35800652#
Louisville, KY:  Once severely malnourished, rehabbed dog Ethan reunites with 11-year-old who helped save his life
https://www.wlwt.com/article/once-severely-malnourished-rehabbed-dog-ethan-reunites-with-11-year-old-who-helped-save-his-life/35707557#
Louisville, KY: Once severely malnourished, rehabbed dog Ethan reaches his goal weight
https://www.wlwt.com/article/once-severely-malnourished-rehabbed-dog-ethan-reaches-his-goal-weight/35667441
2020 U.S. State Animal Protection Laws Rankings - The Best And Worst States For Animal Protection Laws - KY is #44.
Three animal rights bills proposed by Kentucky lawmakers: What they would do
https://www.wlky.com/article/three-animal-rights-bills-proposed-by-kentucky-lawmakers-what-they-would-do/35620799#

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4. NATIONAL NEWS
Tennessee nonprofit rescues nearly 400 animals in five years: 'There's a huge need for it'
https://newschannel9.com/features/to-the-rescue/tennessee-nonprofit-rescues-nearly-400-animals-in-five-years-theres-a-huge-need-for-it
CO: Authorities ask for help finding the owner of a dog left for dead in Denver
https://www.kktv.com/2021/04/14/authorities-ask-for-help-finding-the-owner-of-a-dog-left-for-dead-in-denver/
OH: SICSA holding ‘Go Big and Go Home’ event to find homes for dogs less likely to be adopted
https://www.wdtn.com/news/local-news/sicsa-holding-go-big-and-go-home-event-to-find-homes-for-dogs-less-likely-to-be-adopted/
SC: Deputies looking to step up animal cruelty efforts after puppies found in Dillon ditch
https://wpde.com/news/local/deputies-looking-to-step-up-animal-cruelty-efforts-after-puppies-found-in-dillon-ditch
IL: Chicago alderman looks to block pet stores in the city from selling puppy mill dogs
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-puppy-mill-loophole-ordinance-20210412-vj3ioflt4ndabmkpl7a2j6wk4e-story.html
Hackers targeting animal rescues, potential adopters with online scam - Scammers are taking control of animal shelters’ Facebook pages and making fake posts to profit.
https://www.wave3.com/2021/04/13/hackers-targeting-animal-rescues-potential-adopters-with-online-scam/
Birds versus bees: Here are the winners and losers in the great pesticide trade-off
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/04/birds-versus-bees-these-species-are-losing-out-great-pesticide-trade
MN: Cats multiplying in metro back yards as pandemic reduces animal-control reach
https://www.twincities.com/2021/04/11/cats-multiplying-in-metro-back-yards-as-pandemic-reduces-animal-control-reach/
NY: Gloversville racehorse breeders seek help after foals starved in Kentucky
https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Gloversville-racehorse-breeders-ask-for-help-16092893.php
MN: Cat reunited with Richfield family 4 months after being inside carjacked vehicle
https://kstp.com/news/cat-reunited-with-richfield-family-4-months-after-being-inside-carjacked-vehicle/6072004/?cat=1
CA: Hero Police Dog Saves Fresno Officer’s Life Despite Being Stabbed 6 Times
https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2021/04/11/hero-police-dog-saves-fresno-officer-despite-stabbing/
Rescued Blind and Deaf Puppies Are Incredibly Joyful
https://www.treehugger.com/rescued-blind-deaf-puppies-joyful-5121217
Rat Poison Found in Over 80 Percent of Bald Eagles in the U.S., New Study Shows
https://people.com/pets/rat-poison-found-80-percent-bald-eagles/
Away with up, up and away? Maryland bill would end balloon releases, which can endanger animals and foul environment
https://www.capitalgazette.com/politics/bs-md-pol-balloon-releases-20210409-bdclbphe55hkbczye3vpm4i4om-story.html
Batavia, OH: 7 years later, dog still searching for forever home at Ohio animal shelter
https://local12.com/news/local/7-years-later-dog-still-searching-for-forever-home-at-ohio-animal-shelter
OK: Lone dog at Noble Animal Shelter looking for forever home
https://okcfox.com/news/local/lone-dog-at-noble-animal-shelter-looking-for-forever-home

Why Colorado agriculture groups oppose Initiative 16, an animal cruelty proposal - An effort that could end up on Colorado's ballot would limit what a rancher does with their cattle and could criminalize a common practice with pets.
https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/next/colorado-agriculture-oppose-initiative-16-an-animal-cruelty/73-7ca364a3-9e81-4863-89b8-0e7b667a8e58

Mysterious California sea lion deaths linked to toxic synthetic chemicals
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/01/california-sea-lion-deaths-cancer-toxic-chemicals
4 gray whales found dead in San Francisco Bay Area in 9 days
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/san-francisco-bay-area-whales-dead/
Why Utah birders want you to go ‘lights out’ during spring migration season
https://www.ksl.com/article/50142777/why-utah-birders-want-you-to-go-lights-out-during-spring-migration-season

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5. INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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United Kingdom: Ministers ‘to ban buying pets with cash’ to curb dog thefts - Officials have reportedly taken inspiration from rules on scrap metal
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dog-theft-uk-cash-ban-b1831750.html
WHO urges halt to sale of live wild animals in markets, citing disease risk
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/wet-markets-world-health-organization-coronavirus-live-wild-animals-sale-disease/
London, England: Record-setting biggest rabbit in the world stolen from home as police hunt for culprit
https://abcnews.go.com/US/record-setting-biggest-rabbit-world-stolen-home-police/story?id=77039806
Canada: B.C. SPCA seized 38 'fearful' dogs from Kamloops-area breeder
https://vancouversun.com/news/b-c-spca-seized-38-fearful-dogs-from-kamloops-area-breeder
Paws and pandemic: The coronavirus impact on Israel’s animal abuse crisis - “Sadly, we see cases of animal abuse all year long."
https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/paws-and-pandemic-the-coronavirus-impact-on-israels-animal-abuse-crisis-664657
Scientists: Mass Extinction Is Coming as Organisms Flee the Equator - “When the same thing happened 252 million years ago, 90 percent of all marine species died."
https://futurism.com/the-byte/scientists-mass-extinction-organisms-flee-equator
Activists seek ban on flying horses to Japan with thousands sent every year from Canada and France
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/27/protests-at-inhumane-export-of-live-horses-to-japan-for-food
United Kingdom: Police arrest six as 83 dogs are seized in Suffolk after pet thefts
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/mar/21/police-arrest-six-as-83-dogs-are-seized-in-suffolk-after-pet-thefts
Whales are under significant threat from ship strikes. Could new technology save them?
https://news.sky.com/story/whales-are-under-significant-threat-from-ship-strikes-could-new-technology-save-them-12250242
Walrus Travels Thousands of Miles After Likely Falling Asleep on Iceberg
https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/1/messages/305653?reason=invalid_cred
Why airlifting rhinos upside down is critical to conservation
https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/17/world/rhino-airlift-upside-down-hnk-spc-intl/index.html
Endangered songbird in Australia is 'forgetting its love songs' (and the females of the species aren't impressed)
https://news.sky.com/story/regent-honeyeater-endangered-songbird-in-australia-is-forgetting-its-love-songs-and-the-females-of-the-species-arent-impressed-12248417
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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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