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BlogG2LDOn May 29th, 2014, as a Hearts United for Animals supporter, you will have a unique opportunity to more than double your donation to help HUA ease pain and suffering for dogs and cats in need and help save lives.  On May 29th, HUA will once again participate in Give to Lincoln Day, sponsored by The Lincoln Community Foundation.  In addition to qualifying HUA for a portion of a $300,000 match pool of funds, donations made to Hearts United for Animals for this special giving day will also be matched dollar for dollar by The Gary and Mary West Foundation, resulting in donations being matched MORE THAN DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.  Our goal for the day is $150,000, double that of last year's event.  Funds raised will be used to help save the lives of many more dogs and cats needing immediate emergency assistance.  Please help us meet our goal by donating and spreading the word to your friends and family.
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You can set up your donation now to happen on May 29th by going to http://givetolincoln.razoo.com/Hua.  It is automatically set up to run  your donation on May 29th.  Donations must be made through this site to qualify.  For donations over $10,000 or for any questions or concerns please contact lori@hua.org.

Dogs like June and her pups thank you in advance for caring about them and helping to save their lives.  On the evening of Mother's Day, June arrived at an emergency animal clinic, weak and in shock.  She had been having trouble giving birth.  She had a dead puppy that was breach and could not be pulled out.  Her family had no money for her care and she was left that way much too long.  Hearts United for Animals received a call from the clinic just as tornado sirens were going off and the city was running for cover.  After a quick "yes we will help", June was soon having surgery to save her life and the lives of her two remaining babies.  It was touch and go and the surgeon had to work quickly, but June and one beautiful boy and one lovely girl baby made it through.  Your donations help HUA to be able to say yes to saving lives like that of June and her pups on a moments notice.  Please help June and her pups to pay it forward to other dogs and cats in need by participating in this special giving day opportunity to more than double the number of lives we can save.  Your support means the world to so many dogs and cats who would otherwise perish without immediate assistance.

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Dakota1Yet another South Dakota puppy mill is closed for good!  Breeders near the North Dakota border contacted HUA because they had less than 10 days to be off of their property before they were evicted.  Rescuers from Hearts United for Animals drove 1,000 miles to rescue the 69 dogs at the facility, trying to get there and get out quickly before a terrible blizzard hit.  When the door to the facility opened the rescuers were knocked back by the stench.  The dogs who were not shaved down were so matted and filthy that the crud hung off of them in dreadlocks.  Many had skin raw from infection.  Several eye infections and injuries were noted as well as hernias and one of the worst mammary tumors we have ever seen.  One of the Dachshunds was missing a rear leg.  Another Dachshund had been butchered during a c-section to try to remove a "water baby" from her belly.  She had a hernia as well as bruising over her entire underside from the botched c-section where she was "cut from stem to stern", according to the puppy miller's own account.

This is one of the worst cases of suffering that HUA has seen recently.  It is not uncommon, but always startling and very sad.  This rescue reminds us of the importance of spreading the word about walking away from pet stores.  If there were no demand for the cute little pet store pups there would be no need for supply, and puppy mills would all go out of business as this one did.  We are winning the war on puppy mills.  Education is paying off, but there is still great need.  Although many puppy mills are out of business many more are still operating with dogs in similarly bad condition if not worse.  Please spread the word.  The parents of pet store puppies are suffering and dying every day.  Boycotting stores that sell puppies is the best way to cripple this industry of pure greed.

To donate for the extensive medical needs of these 69 dogs please click here to go to the Hearts United for Animals donation page.  Please share these dogs' YouTube video with your friends and family to let everyone know of the suffering of the parents of pet store puppies.



 

 

 

 

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Dakota1Yet another South Dakota puppy mill is closed for good!  Breeders near the North Dakota border contacted HUA because they had less than 10 days to be off of their property before they were evicted.  Rescuers from Hearts United for Animals drove 1,000 miles to rescue the 69 dogs at the facility, trying to get there and get out quickly before a terrible blizzard hit.  When the door to the facility opened the rescuers were knocked back by the stench.  The dogs who were not shaved down were so matted and filthy that the crud hung off of them in dreadlocks.  Many had skin raw from infection.  Several eye infections and injuries were noted as well as hernias and one of the worst mammary tumors we have ever seen.  One of the Dachshunds was missing a rear leg.  Another Dachshund had been butchered during a c-section to try to remove a "water baby" from her belly.  She had a hernia as well as bruising over her entire underside from the botched c-section where she was "cut from stem to stern", according to the puppy miller's own account.

This is one of the worst cases of suffering that HUA has seen recently.  It is not uncommon, but always startling and very sad.  This rescue reminds us of the importance of spreading the word about walking away from pet stores.  If there were no demand for the cute little pet store pups there would be no need for supply, and puppy mills would all go out of business as this one did.  We are winning the war on puppy mills.  Education is paying off, but there is still great need.  Although many puppy mills are out of business many more are still operating with dogs in similarly bad condition if not worse.  Please spread the word.  The parents of pet store puppies are suffering and dying every day.  Boycotting stores that sell puppies is the best way to cripple this industry of pure greed.

To donate for the extensive medical needs of these 69 dogs please click here to go to the Hearts United for Animals donation page.  Please share these dogs' YouTube video with your friends and family to let everyone know of the suffering of the parents of pet store puppies.



 

 

 

 
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FarrahBSince January 1st, 2014, Hearts United for Animals has rescued 117 dogs from 2 puppy mills in South Dakota that just closed their doors for good last week.  Rescuers battled 50 below wind chills, white out conditions and a vehicle malfunction as they made several 12 hour trips to rescue all of the dogs.  Other groups stepped up to help, taking in 32 of the 117 dogs.  For the remaining 85 dogs at Hearts United the vet bills are anticipated to near the $20,000 mark.  Farrah, pictured here, has had eye infection for so long that she has permanent vision loss.  She will see the eye specialist this week.

The dogs were all so filthy that rescuers nearly fainted at the smell.  The white dogs were yellow and even after many baths the staining cannot be removed.  A bath for one dog can be a several day project to chip away the caked on mess between their paws, trim their nails that are curled under so badly that they can barely walk, and shave all of the caked mats out of their fur.  Some cannot emotionally handle too much grooming at one time, so employees and volunteers work with them a little each day to get them cleaned up.

Poor Charlie Girl is having emergency hernia surgery this week.  She gave birth to litter after litter of puppies in the filthy, deplorable conditions at the mill until her body gave out.  Many of the dogs are suffering from severe dental disease, some with only one dangling, rotten tooth left.  The ones with the most severe dental disease are emaciated.  Every rib can be felt on their fragile little bodies because their mouths hurt too badly to eat the kibble provided for them at the puppy mill.  They are ravenously lapping up their soft canned food at Hearts United for Animals.  There have been several cases of ear mites and other parasites causing the dogs to scratch so much from the distress that they have wounds on their ears and bodies.

Even though Toulouse was suffering, he still kept an eye out on his little Chihuahua pal, Berto.  He has not left his side since they were rescued.  He wants to make sure that his pal is protected and safe, knowing he is very shy and afraid, and is also in pain due to his severe dental disease.



If you are interested in adopting one of the recently rescued dogs please contact tera@hua.org.  If you have adopted from HUA before there is no need to fill out another application.  You can also help by sending this email on to friends and co-workers to help find happy homes for the dogs at HUA and raise funds for their extensive medical needs.

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FarrahBSince January 1st, 2014, Hearts United for Animals has rescued 117 dogs from 2 puppy mills in South Dakota that just closed their doors for good last week.  Rescuers battled 50 below wind chills, white out conditions and a vehicle malfunction as they made several 12 hour trips to rescue all of the dogs.  Other groups stepped up to help, taking in 32 of the 117 dogs.  For the remaining 85 dogs at Hearts United the vet bills are anticipated to near the $20,000 mark.  Farrah, pictured here, has had eye infection for so long that she has permanent vision loss.  She will see the eye specialist this week.

The dogs were all so filthy that rescuers nearly fainted at the smell.  The white dogs were yellow and even after many baths the staining cannot be removed.  A bath for one dog can be a several day project to chip away the caked on mess between their paws, trim their nails that are curled under so badly that they can barely walk, and shave all of the caked mats out of their fur.  Some cannot emotionally handle too much grooming at one time, so employees and volunteers work with them a little each day to get them cleaned up.

Poor Charlie Girl is having emergency hernia surgery this week.  She gave birth to litter after litter of puppies in the filthy, deplorable conditions at the mill until her body gave out.  Many of the dogs are suffering from severe dental disease, some with only one dangling, rotten tooth left.  The ones with the most severe dental disease are emaciated.  Every rib can be felt on their fragile little bodies because their mouths hurt too badly to eat the kibble provided for them at the puppy mill.  They are ravenously lapping up their soft canned food at Hearts United for Animals.  There have been several cases of ear mites and other parasites causing the dogs to scratch so much from the distress that they have wounds on their ears and bodies.

Even though Toulouse was suffering, he still kept an eye out on his little Chihuahua pal, Berto.  He has not left his side since they were rescued.  He wants to make sure that his pal is protected and safe, knowing he is very shy and afraid, and is also in pain due to his severe dental disease.



If you are interested in adopting one of the recently rescued dogs please contact tera@hua.org.  If you have adopted from HUA before there is no need to fill out another application.  You can also help by sending this email on to friends and co-workers to help find happy homes for the dogs at HUA and raise funds for their extensive medical needs.


 
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