Puppy Mill Survivor Emily Has a Broken Jaw, But Not a Broken Heart

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Sweet little Emily arrived from a puppy mill with her jaw broken and dangling.  She was starving, having only been given hard kibble that she could not eat.  At the age of 4 she weighed only 2.5 pounds and lost most of her teeth at her first vet visit.  Her teeth were completely rotten from decay and all of her ribs were showing.  It was determined that the injury to her jaw could not be repaired.  The operation would be too painful and for all that pain the injury was too old for the operation to be successful anyway.  The doctors assured us that Emily is in no pain and will be able to live a normal life with the jaw as it is.  Emily is at a foster home now where she is eating well and up to nearly 4 pounds.  She is a bright, happy, beautiful little girl who is adored by all.  She feels so much better, has come to love people and holds no grudges for all of the horrible things that have happened to her.  One of our volunteers who wants Emily to have every opportunity to shine and find a wonderful home sent her to a professional photographer in Omaha so that she could show her smiling face and bright eyes to the world in style.  Please check out Emily’s web page here: ADOPT ME – EMILY! to see her photos and read the full story of how well she is doing in her foster home.  Emily also asks her friends in Nebraska to sign up for updates on the Nebraska Voter’s for Companion Animals website so that they can personally help fight puppy mills in Nebraska.

Special Message from Ingrid and the Sanctuary Sweethearts

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Ingrid and the Sanctuary Sweethearts at HUA would like to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day.  Hearts United for Animals is dedicated to the philosophy that all dogs deserve happy healthy lives with people who love them. Some dogs find that home with us as Sanctuary Sweethearts. They are animals who are not up for adoption for various reasons including health, age and personality issues.  Ingrid is one of the senior Sanctuary Sweethearts.  She has been with us for 10 years.  She was rescued from a puppy mill in the year 2000 when she was only 2 years old.  We do not know what happened to Ingrid to make her so fearful.  She trusts no human.  She is completely petrified.  She is happy at the sanctuary because she knows that she can live life on her own terms.  We give Ingrid the space she needs to be happy.  She is free to play with her dog friends and takes much comfort in their presence.  They know how fragile she is and take pride in protecting her and comforting her.  Without your generous support our Sanctuary Sweethearts would not have the option of this happy place to call home, a place where they can live their lives knowing peace, joy and love.  Please visit Ingrid and all of the Sanctuary Sweethearts of HUA on their own special page of our website and join us in wishing the these sweeties a very Happy Valentine’s Day, and every day.

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