New Video: Nearly 200 Puppy Mill Dogs Get Freedom for Christmas!

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Since Sept 1st Hearts United for Animals has rescued nearly 200 dogs from Nebraska and Missouri puppy mills.  Many of the dogs were saved thanks to state authorities who realized that they would not survive winter in the horrendous conditions.  The dogs were receiving no veterinary care and one of the mills was only days away from running out of food for the dogs.  We were so glad to be able to assist in saving so many lives before the very worst happened, but also saddened at the condition of the dogs.  The extensive medical needs included horribly infected teeth and gums, severe heart conditions, fleas, painful ear infections, internal parasites, eye infections, mammary tumors and one female pomeranian who required emergency surgery for a hernia so large that all of her internal organs had fallen into it.  All of the dogs are so grateful to be rescued and are doing well in their recoveries.  The most challenging of the rescues involved 76 dogs from a mill that had trouble selling the pups but kept breeding them anyway until there was barely an inch of space left for any of them.  They were mainly large “designer” dogs consisting of Labradoodles, Aussiedoodles and Goldendoodles.  The HUA veterinarian spent two days at the mill vaccinating the dogs and getting them ready for transport, while HUA volunteers coordinated a massive effort to move them to reputable rescue groups in Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota, Minnesota and the east coast.  Cargo vans were rented and volunteers were recruited for long trips in every direction so that the dogs could be rescued as quickly as possible and have warm places for the winter.  Most of the dogs are now in foster care, many are already adopted, and some will call the HUA shelter home until they find their forever families.  We are very grateful this holiday season to all of our volunteers and good friends in rescue who helped to save these lives, but foremost we are grateful to our contributors who provide the funding to make it possible for dogs like these to be comfortable, happy, warm and well for the first time in their lives.  Because of you this holiday season these nearly 200 dogs will have warm beds, full tummies, medication and people who love them and will fiercely protect their lives forevermore.

We invite you to meet some of the dogs here in our YouTube video, and ask that you please remember Hearts United for Animals this holiday season with a donation to help us rescue many, many more dogs who so desperately need our help:

4 Responses to “New Video: Nearly 200 Puppy Mill Dogs Get Freedom for Christmas!”

  1. Jene Nelson Says:
    December 5th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you for all that you do for our furry friends!! I would like to make you aware of a recently release documentary on the commercial dog breeding industry. It is titled, I Breathe, and you can learn more about it and see video clips at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1682913/combined
    It is available on DVD at: http://www.amazon.com/I-Breathe-Jene-Nelson/dp/B004CRT86E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1290194125&sr=1-1
    Again, thank you for your wonderful work!

  2. jean bressler Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 6:36 am

    What a Christmas present–seeing those lucky 200 saved!

  3. Kerry Amend Says:
    December 24th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you for coming to the rescue of the little angels!!

  4. Kay Catlett Says:
    January 9th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Thank you for the work you are doing. I have the honor of being the pet parent of an Amish puppy mill rescue. You might enjoy reading my story about the rescue of the Michael Vick dogs. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/the-real-vicktory-saving-the-michael-vick-dogs.html

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