SENTENCING POSTPONED AGAIN! NEW DATE NOV 15TH – YOU Can Help Shut Down the Julia Hudson Puppy Mill

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H1Julia Hudson, owner of “The Taj Mahal” breeding kennel in Malcolm, Nebraska is being sentenced on November 15th, 2013 for cruelty and neglect of animals.  Hearts United for Animals rescued 19 dogs from her breeding facility in April of 2013.  We have already held one well-publicized demonstration to urge the judge to make Nebraska Statute 28-1019 part of her sentence.  This would mean that she would not be able to own any animal for five years.  We must continue to keep this in the public eye and not let her sentencing go under the radar, therefore we will hold another demonstration the day of the sentencing.  November 15th,  we will hold another demonstration in front of the Lancaster County Courthouse.  All individuals, shelters and rescue groups are invited to participate.  We would like to see as strong of a turnout as possible to send a message to the judge that this animal abuser should no longer be allowed to have animals. Nebraska Humane Society, the group responsible for putting 28-1019 on the books, will be joining us.  Please RSVP only if you plan to attend the event in person.  That way we can get an accurate count for signs needed.  You can RSVP on our Facebook Events pages or email

EVENT DETAILS – Demonstration & Attend Sentencing – November 15th 8:30 am to Noon (sentencing at approximately 10:30 am courtroom 22) – CLICK HERE TO RSVP on our Facebook Events Page, or email

We will be out in full force the morning of November 15th to demonstrate to the judge that we feel the harshest sentence available should be dispensed to Julia Hudson, owner of the Taj Mahal breeding kennel in Malcolm, Nebraska. She was found guilty of animal neglect and cruelty in September.  It is important to continue to deliver our message that Nebraska Statute 28-1019 should be utilized in her sentencing.  This would mean she would not be allowed to own or possess animals for a period of five years.  Ms Hudson is the former owner/breeder of the 19 Lancaster County Rock Stars that Hearts United for Animals rescued on April 15th.  See below for more information and video on their condition and the conditions at the kennel.  The day of the sentencing is very important and we hope that all of our supporters as well as other animal shelters and rescues will attend in large numbers.  Please RSVP only if you plan to attend in person so that we can get an accurate count of signs needed.  Here are a few things to keep in mind for the demonstration:

1) Wear an HUA shirt (or shelter or rescue group of your choice) if you have one.
2) The demonstration will be peaceful – no profanity or threats to harm people or property.
3) Please stay on public property (the sidewalks) but step back onto the grass if people need to pass by. Allow room for pedestrians by making sure not to bunch up too closely with other protestors.
4) Media spokespersons for HUA are Lori Hook and Carol Wheeler. Feel free to give your personal opinion but please refer the media to Lori or Carol for official statements from HUA.
5) Please use the signs that HUA brings for you unless you have a sign approved in advance by Lori

More about Julia Hudson & the Taj Mahal:

Authorities had been battling with Ms Hudson for months over the filthy conditions at her facility and the condition of the dogs. While she agreed to surrender 19 of the dogs to Hearts United for Animals in April, that only represented half. The rest are still there, suffering, and it has been reported that she is back up to as many as 35 dogs total. Conditions cited included inadequate shelter, inadequate food and water supply, and inches of feces in the ramshackle little shanty that many of the dogs were housed in. The larger dogs, Standard Poodles, had no shelter at all.

Hearts United for Animals documented the conditions of the 19 dogs rescued from Ms Hudson’s property, taking over 500 photos and submitting an extensive written report to the district attorney and sheriff from the HUA veterinarian, Dr James Gigstad, who triaged the dogs on the day they arrived. Conditions noted included:
• Dogs shaved so brutally that they were burned and bleeding
• A deep open cut oozing infection on the inside of one of the dog’s legs
• Mats the size of golf balls causing one dog to be unable to walk well or see
• Nearly all were underweight
• Feet encrusted with filth from walking in feces in their small cages
• Nails overgrown and curling under
• Luxating patellas
• pH imbalances, likely due to not having been provided with enough water
• Skin infections
• Ear infections
• Eye infections
• Scores of teeth hanging on by a thread in their putrid, infected mouths
• Hernias from giving birth over and over
• Pyometra infections of the uterus
• A 6-month old puppy with a deformed leg, possibly caught in wires
• Lower jaws rotted completely away due to infection
• Upper jaws with holes rotted into the sinus cavities (fistulas)

Video of the actual Taj Mahal breeding kennel owned by Julia Hudson:

Video of the dogs rescued by Hearts United for Animals:

9 Responses to “SENTENCING POSTPONED AGAIN! NEW DATE NOV 15TH – YOU Can Help Shut Down the Julia Hudson Puppy Mill”

  1. Leslie Muehlich Says:
    October 7th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Thank you for finding this place and saving the life of these poor abused and neglected dogs…May god be with all of them and you…I will be at the coutthouse on the 25th standing with you

  2. HuaLori Says:
    October 7th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Thank you Leslie. We look forward to seeing you!

  3. Dennis Yrkoski Says:
    October 8th, 2013 at 3:41 am

    I have seen many puppy mill photos and these may the most difficult to see. Who is this monster, Julia Hudson? The dogs still surviving in this hell are in my prayers.

  4. Jalyne Fidler Says:
    October 8th, 2013 at 7:22 am

    I am sickened to see God’s beautiful and innocent creations being treated like this. I can barely stand it but I am forwarding this information to all my family and friends on facebook in hopes that people will begin to stand up and do something about animal abuse and cruelty. I am so grateful for Hearts United For Animals. I have learned so much and want so much to do my part. I am an animal lover and I believe God will hold those accountable that harm his creations. I pray that everyone will do all they can to spread the word about this case and all puppy mills everywhere.

  5. colleen galida Says:
    October 9th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    there is no creature on this earth that deserves these living conditions I would rather someone put them down and as for the woman she should be sentenced 1 month in those conditions and never ever have an animal what with only 5 yrs

  6. soundarya Says:
    October 17th, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Thanks for rescuing these poor abused dogs and spreading awareness about the puppy mill. I most willingly support your cause to shut down the puppymill and appreciate your effort to work towards bringing justice for all the crimes she (Julia Hudson) has committed. For my part, i will spread the message around my circle of family and friends.

  7. Martha Moore Says:
    October 17th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Thank you Hearts United for driving home the fact that dogs don’t deserve to be treated poorly and inhumanely.
    Dogs are companion animals, not livestock. Thanks for taking this personal and getting into Julia Hudson’s face about this. She clearly should not own a companion animal, be it a dog, cat, bird etc…… Please keep up the good fight and continue to keep people accountable for their actions.

  8. Molly Says:
    November 15th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    May this person rot in Hell for treating any living breathing thing the way she did.

  9. Cate Says:
    November 26th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I CANNOT BELIEVE this evil monster still has dogs!!!!!!!! She should be in prison!! Thank you so much for caring. I live in Omaha, but will try to get some people together to get to the protest.

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