99 Nebraska Puppy Mill Dogs Rescued – 2 Receive Immediate Emergency Care in Hopes That They Will SurviveJanuary 18th, 2010Uncategorized 37 Comments
On January 17th, 2010, 99 Nebraska puppy mill dogs made their way to safety as rescue groups from Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota came together to provide them comfort and care they have never known before. The rescue efforts, coordinated by Julie Lavin, HUA director and founder of Almost Home Canine Rescue, were a massive undertaking. Once other groups participating in the rescue spoke for all the dogs they could accommodate Hearts United for Animals agreed to take the rest so that no dog would be left behind. 40 of the 99 dogs are now happily residing at HUA. The first HUA arrival was Frankie, a little 1 pound Maltese who is almost 5 months old. He was rushed to Omaha for emergency care. He is at the vet where it will be determined why he is failing to thrive and if he has a chance for survival. A little Yorkie girl is also at the vet in Omaha, having arrived with her jaw broken and dangling. She is undergoing tests to determine if she is strong enough for surgery and if surgery is an option, or if the breaks are too old and too severe. The other dogs will soon go to the vet for their spay/neuters, dentals and other medical needs. Many had raw, bleeding mouths from years of neglect. Others have hernias, tumors and bellies swollen with infection from being bred over and over. We pray that all will survive their much needed medical procedures so that they can go on to live the lives of love and comfort that they always should have known. Please watch our YouTube video to see the arrival of all of the dogs including the little Maltese, the Yorkie with the broken jaw, a 5 month old blind Maltese, and many, many other sweet, smiling faces who are so happy to be free. Donations for the care of these dogs are desperately needed. In addition to the routine care they will need many will have extended hospital stays and need to see specialists. Click to donate now.
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