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Your donations help the 400 dogs and cats that call HUA home at any given time. Many of them are special needs. They have special diets, medications and require extra attention from their caregivers due to medical or behavioral issues.

HUA also operates a low cost spay/neuter clinic as a charitable service for the public and has a yearly deficit of $55,000. As funding allows, HUA assists indigent owners with their pet animals that are suffering from emergency medical issues.

The cost to operate the shelter exceeds one million dollars each year. Your donations mean so much to the animals in need. Because of your support, HUA will be ready to help the next animal in need, shut down the next puppy mill and provide valuable services to the community.

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Be a Buddy

So many people love our animals and would like to adopt one but already have a full house and cannot. Now you can be that animal's "Buddy" until they get adopted! The Buddy Program allows you to provide support for a specific dog that touches your heart. The minimum donation is ten dollars per month, and the donation stops when the dog is adopted. Each Buddy gets to write a message to put on the dog's webpage! 

Due to the high cost of animal living and their soaring popularity, we're now accepting multiple buddies for each animal. After all, who ever heard of having too many friends?

You can become a Buddy by clicking on the link below and telling us who you your buddy is and what message you want on their webpage. 

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Sponsor a Sweetheart

Hearts United for Animals is dedicated to the philosophy that all dogs and cats deserve happy healthy lives with people who love them. Some animals find that home with us as Sanctuary Sweethearts. They are animals who are not up for adoption for various reasons including health, age and personality issues.

The Sanctuary Sweethearts live full, comfortable, happy lives at Hearts United. It costs about 25 dollars a month to care for these special needs dogs (and to keep them with frisbees and balls!) The Sweetheart Program allows people to sponsor one of the animals living at the shelter. We will send you a photo and information about the dog you are sponsoring and will update you on their lives during the year. The cost is twenty-five dollars a month. You can stop your donation at any time. 

You can sponsor a Sanctuary Sweetheart by clicking on the link below and telling us who you'd like to sponsor. 

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Chihuahua Yorkie Babies and Adults Rescued from Illegal Breeding Operation
On Friday January 22nd, at the request of authorities, Hearts United for Animals rescued 5 adult Chihuahuas Yorkie mixes and 4 tiny Chihuahua Yorkie mix puppies from an illegal breeding operation just 15 miles from the HUA shelter.  The puppies are only 8 weeks old.  Their mother is very tiny herself, not much bigger than her babies.  She should never have been bred.  The home was such a filthy wreck that social services had been called.  It started from a tip from people who saw posts online of prior litters of pups that were urine scalded, had holes in their paws and were
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Meet The Lion King - Stray Dog Rescued After 3 Years On The Streets
HUA managers John and Julie arrived at Hearts United for Animals late yesterday afternoon with The Lion King. He has been homeless in a disadvantaged part of north Omaha (just north of 20th and Lake) for an estimate of three years. An HUA Director was alerted to the situation on December 10th. Local animal control had reportedly been trying to capture him for three years.  The dog, sweet but very afraid, only had the courage to approach children. Unfortunately, this summer those children thought it would be funny to dump green paint on him. He forgave them. He often walked with them to school, keeping them company at the bus stop, but no adult could get close enough to touch him. Kind neighbors, who nicknamed him The Lion King, reported
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A Tia's Place Story - Buddy's Best Christmas Surprise Ever
Buddy, an exceptionally sweet elderly Cocker Spaniel mix, is having a very Merry Christmas Eve.  He just heard the news that he and his two kitty pals, Ying and Kammer, who have all been together for 10 years, will get to go home to their mom on Tuesday.  They have been separated since November when their mom had to flee a domestic abuse situation that was putting her and her pets in grave danger.  She was facing eviction as well.  The domestic abuse shelter would not accept pets, so Buddy and his cat pals went to a city animal shelter where their mom thought they would be safe.  Unfortunately, she soon received a call saying they were no longer welcome.  They would either be adopted to other families or euthanized. 
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