For three years Pecan crawled using only her front legs to carry her. She was held captive in a puppy mill, forced to breed over and over, even though she had such a bad genetic defect in both legs that she could not walk. Fortunately for Pecan she came into our care here at Hearts United for Animals. Pecan was evaluated by a specialist at Mobile Animal Clinic in Omaha who felt that he could give her 90% improvement in function and complete reduction in pain. Pecan is now back from her big operation and is already a new gal. She is so happy to be free of pain and is excited to be able to stand and take steps. Her surgery cost $3,000. She isn’t fully recovered yet, but she is well on the way to being a happy, healthy, loved companion for a very lucky family.
Several Omaha Old Market businesses heard Pecan’s story, and about the 47 other puppy mill dogs that we have rescued since January 1st, all needing extensive medical care. They are pulling together to hold a super fun fundrasier for the puppy mill survivors at HUA. Please consider attending. We would love to see you and your HUA alums.
Here is the press release put out by our good friends at Bozell:
Old Market Business Community Rallies Together for Hearts United Fundraiser
(Omaha, NE, Feb. 13, 2012)—Meet a local author, sip wine and more in support of abandoned and mistreated animals—and bring your pet! Three Old Market businesses are coming together to host a fundraiser for Hearts United for Animals, a nonprofit animal shelter specializing in the rescue and rehabilitation of puppy mill dogs.
“We are grateful to the Old Market business community for its support in helping us build our mission to care for pets who need shelter and finding new, loving homes for them,” said Lori Hook of Hearts United for Animals.
During the event, Soggy Paws invites dog owners to come in to give their dog a bath, buy their furry friend a toy or treat and to check out the newly completed doggy daycare center. A percentage of sales will be donated to Hearts United. Readers are also invited to meet Omaha author and rescue dog owner Robin Donovan, and purchase their own signed copy of her debut novel Is It Still Murder, Even if She was a Bitch? A percentage from book sales will go to Hearts United. Wine lovers can sip on a selection from The Zin Room for $3 a glass, with $1 per glass going to Hearts United. Anyone and everyone can stop by to mingle and enjoy coffee and light hors d’oeuvres.
And most importantly, animal lovers can donate to Hearts United, learn more about the organization’s work for abandoned and abused pets, and learn how to adopt their next forever friend.
You can RSVP here on our Facebook event page or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you will be attending. We would like to extend our deep gratitude to Bozell, Soggy Paws, Robin Donovan author of “Is It Still Murder Even If She Was A Bitch?” and The ZIN Room. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the 8th!