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News Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper June 05, 20.14 : 7 Letter to the Editor In early fall of 2005. for several days as I drove along Kendall Springs on my way to work, I saw a German shep- herd dg. Initially I thought the dog must have belonged to someone. After about a week, she had made her way down Kendall Springs to the church. By this time I was sure she was a stray, andnot wanting her shot for poten- tially harming farm animals, I brought her to my house. Shortly I determined she was pregnant. She soon gave birth to 14 puppies. At that time Bath County had no ser- vices for stray or unwanted dogs. When the puppies were six weeks old, I visited the vet for their first shots and worm medicine. As I talked to the girls at the vet about what I was to do with all the pups, I was very fortunate to have one of them give me the num- ber'of the Men[fee County Animal Shelter. I was told they had a wonderful rescue program. As these were Bath County dogs, Men[fee agreed to help place them provided I paid for all costs involved in geng them ready for the transport to New Hampshire. This included two sets of vac- cines for parvo, distemper, adenovirus, kennel cough, coronavirus, wormings and vet checking. Before these puppies were nine weeks old I had spent several hundred dollars on .stray Bath County puppies. On a cold, snowy Decem- ber evening my daughter and I loaded the puppies and transported them to the Me- nifee County Animal Shelter where they would be loaded into crates on a van and driven through the night to the agen- cy providing adoption ser- vices. Photos of the pups had been forwarded to the agency prior to the transport. Poten- tial adopting families were al- ready awaiting the arrival of the pups in New Hampshire. I must say.I was very skepti- cal of this entire arrangement. I was certain these pups were destined to become pitiful dogs living  cages in a lab somewhere. On the other hand, I didn't know what to do with them otherwise. One pup was born with a birth de- fect and had to be bottle feed. He was unable to go on the transport and continues to live with me. I already had four Other dogs which made their home with me. I simply could not afford to keep them any longer and knew the odds of finding good homes in the ' surrounding area would be difficult if not impossible. My daughter and I shed a few tears and said our good- byes. I had been responsible for providing a health record for each of the puppies. In the back of the record was a pocket. Unbeknownst to the persons at the shelter, I had left information asking the adopters to please contact m if they adopted one of my puppies. Within a week I was receiving emails from several families thanking me for pro- viding them with such great pets. I remain in contact with one of these families today of- ten sharing photos of the sib- ling pups on Facebook. At that time, over 8 years ago, the current Men[fee County Animal Shelter was nothing more than concrete blocks and plastic sheeting. Although no dogs were stay- ing in the facility, the organiza- tion was providing rescue ser- vices to not only their county but Bath County as well. In 2006, I begin working on a regular volunteer basis for the shelter. Over the next five years, the Men[fee shelter was responsible for sending over 500 Bath County dogs and puppies to rescue agen- cies in progressive northern states. Men[fee covered the cost of all medical bills on these dogs if I could find or provide foster homes for them. Ofthose dogs, over 400 hundred where fostered at my home. Many a morning, before work, regardless of the temperature, I was out. load- Thyroid diseases can affect your weight and impact your body:s reaction to heat and cold. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck just above your collarbone. It helps set your metabolism--how your body gets energy from the foods you eat. If you have a thryoid disease, your body uses energy more slowly or quicklythan it should. A thyroid gland that is not active enough is far more common. It can make you gain weight, feel fatigued and have difficulty dealing with cold temperatures. If your thryoid is too active, it makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs. Too much thyroid hormones can make you lose weight, speed up your heart rate and make you sensitive to heat. There are many causes for both conditions. Treatment involves trying to reset your body's metabolism to a normal rate.  If you have questions or concerns, call us. ,000000fCentralKentuckl' 'fill ] Leslie Asbury, MD, MPH Benefit for the Shriners Saturday, 00]une 7, 2014 Rain or Shine Location: Jacob & Emma Girod's Farm I Gr tilled Chicken' Mashed Ptates & Gravy-'-/ ..... Salad, Corn & Homemade Ice Cream g Served from 11:00 until 2:00 1-i nhole Tournament (Weather Permitted) !!ii ii 7 Auction Starts at 2:00 p.m. Two Queen Sixe Quilts and Much More Everyone Welcome! Come and Enjoy the Day! Directions: From Owingsville take 36 South to Preston Rd. 965 West to Blevins Valley Rd. Approximately 3.5 Miles on Right. Watch for Signs! inn pups and dogs arriving at the shelterbefore 5am. Dur- ing this 5 years, MCAS paid to have several female Bath County dogs spayed. Their belief was it was cheaper to pay for spaying than it was to cover the cost of getting the next litter of puppies ready for transporting. In addition to the Bath County dogs I was responsible for transPort- ing through Men[fee County, many other dogs from this county were being sent there from other persons as well. During 2007 and 2008, I was involved with a group of individuals who were hoping to secure funding for a shelter in Bath County. This group dissolved when it was deter- mined that at least one mem- ber looked at the "dog rescue business" as an opportunity for profit. I continued to be very ac- tive at the shelter. I organized several fundraisers - road- blocks mad raffle items. Even though I was not reimbursed for mileage or time'it was re- warding work. However the shelter did provide most of the food and all vaccines and worm medicines. To help ease on the cost of the Bath County dogs incurred by MCAS, I administered all vac- cines and worm reeds. As all dogs are required to' be vet checked before they are able to be added to a health certifi- cate Men[fee .County paid for this service as well. As a teacher, I was and am still approached countless times students and their family members asking for help or wanting to know who to contact to find help for stray and unwanted animals. As I often had 15 or more fos- ter dogs at mY home, I would give them the number of the only other shelter in Bath County. Most often I was told their calls went unanswered and their messages never re- turned, r Meanwhile, due to the dedi- cation and vision of two of the hardest working women I have ever had the opportunity to meet, the Men[fee County Animal Shelter has continued to grow and expand. Con- sidering this is rural East- ern Kentucky they have an outstanding organization. They are a "NO KILL" shel- ter. They accept all dogs and puppies including the elderly and deceased. They are non- discriminating in their quest to care for and find permanent homes for all dogs. There no "pick and choose" mentality along the dogs they take in. MCAS has an estimated aver- age of over 1000 dogs they are providing services for. The shelter facility itself has grown a great deal through the years as well due to the very diligent overseeing of funding and a vision for the fu- ture. Yes there are some dog runs which do not have heat. And the old original "lean to" remains. This "lean to" is in fact capable of housing sev- eral dogs and is constructed from concrete blocks. As the MCAS continues to ac- services for countless Bath County dogs there is still very much a need for it. This building is only used when weather permits and during the horrible cold weather of our past winter no dogs were housed there. All animals either stayed inside the heated shelter building in crates or were taken in to someone's home. Bath Countycertainly needs an animal shelter but the dedication and vision to have a successful one may not be feasible. The success of the Menifee County Animal Shelter did not just happen. Three key characteristics were in place and continue to be in place: First and fore- most, the need for individuals who have the desire to help all dogs - notjust those who may have the potential to make money. Second, the need for individuals who have strong leadership and organizational skills even if that means they would have to give up many hours and suffer countless sleepless nights. Third, vol- unteers who have the same strong desire to care for all animals which are unwanted, abused and homeless. Should Bath County ever decide to have a shelter care- ful, consideration must be given to those individuals who will be hired to manage it. Our county has suffered enough fi- nancial mismanagement. We should ensure the animals do not suffer the same fate due to human greediness. Lorraine Leadingham 18i5 hp (I 3.8 kW}* 62qn. mower deck clusive 4-wheel steering Z+-year or 300-hour bumper-to- bumper warranty** : $400 OFF 2 22 hp [16.4kWI* : 68-in. mower deck Automatic ffansmission 2-year or 120-hour bumper-to- : bumper warranty** $IO00FF 2 BEVINS MOTOR COMPANY, INC. 1175 LEXINGTON ROAD GEORGETOWN, KY 40324 (502) 863-2529 BEVINS OF MT. STERLING 3365 OWINGSVILLE ROAD MT. 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