Hearts United for Animals is excited to announce a new FREE spay/neuter program for low income families in the Omaha metro area. Through grant funding provided by the Yahoo Employee Foundation we will be able to provide 60 free spay/neuters and provide vaccines as well. Hearts United for Animals will also help with wellness examinations and other immediate needs through our emergency medical fund.
There are several great low cost options in Omaha, but we have found that the very neediest of families could not afford these options. The calls that we receive about unwanted litters of puppies, many of whom contract parvo and need thousands of dollars of life-saving medical care are heartbreaking, and easily preventable. Depressed areas of Omaha will now have access to free spay/neuter services to prevent this tragedy from occurring. We will walk the families through the process and let them know all of the benefits of spay/neuter. In addition to helping decrease the numbers of animals euthanized in shelters each year due to overpopulation the altered animals will reap both health and behavioral benefits. Spay/neuter decreases the likelihood of uterine, mammary and testicular cancers – deadly cancers that take the lives of more than 50% of the animals afflicted. Families will no longer have to deal with females in heat. Males will be less aggressive, less destructive and less likely to roam far from home. Children will be taught the responsibilities of pet ownership, and that the miracle of birth is no miracle at all when 3 to 4 million pets are dying in shelters each year because there are not enough homes.
We wish to continue the program after the first 60 surgeries are performed. If you would like to donate to keep the program going now is a great time to so because every donation made now through the end of December 2012 will be matched up to $100,000! For the amount of $5,000 we can spay/neuter 60 more dogs, and hope to be able to expand to cats as well. Please put “Fix Omaha” in the comment line of your donation. Donations can be be made online by clicking here or checks can be mailed to Hearts United for Animals PO Box 286 Auburn, NE 68305. If you would like to help distribute flyers in the Omaha area please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for your support, which enables us to save lives and prevent suffering. Many thanks also to Mobile Animal Clinic in Omaha who is partnering us on this very special mission of mercy. As always, the HUA low cost spay/neuter clinic in Auburn continues to operate each Wednesday, with over 10,500 animals altered to date. Clients are welcome from any city or state and all animal types are accepted. The HUA Clinic number is 402-274-3679. The Omaha number is 402-990-3005.