Today is the day to Blog the Change for animals and we want to make our participation focused on Hearts United for Animals. We recently became aware of Hearts United when a competitor in the photo contest chose this amazing organization as their sponsored charity. It’s a groundbreaking no-kill shelter with a great track record of success and innovation. We hope our post can shed even more light on the great work they’re doing and that everyone who can will think about supporting Hearts United.
Here’s a little from their website:
“Hearts United for Animals is a no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization dedicated to the relief of suffering. We take the creatures who are lost, afraid, hungry or ill and comfort them, give them a warm soft bed, good food, medical care and most of all, love.
Hearts United for Animals is located on a 65-acre farm of trees and grass. We care for over 300 dogs at any time. All of the dogs at the Shelter are well loved and happy. If you have the opportunity to come to Nebraska, we hope that you can stop in and visit the dogs.
We operate many special programs that have a track record of success.
Hearts United for Animals is the innovator of long-distance adoptions. Beginning in 1993, we have placed dogs in 45 states and Canada. HUA has even been honored by the Smithsonian Institute for our oustanding use of technology in the placement of dogs though our Jet Set Dogs program.
Hearts United for Animals rescues special needs dogs across the nation. These are dogs that can be helped but tax the resources of their rescuers. They receive specialized care and go on to live happy lives.
Those dogs that cannot be adopted stay with us as Sanctuary Sweethearts. They will enjoy loving care for the rest of their lives at the Shelter.
Hearts United for Animals operates an extensive anti-puppy mill effort nationally. We supply expertise, organization, and multitudes of printed media materials for groups and individuals operating in many states to educate the public regarding the mills.
Hearts United for Animals has operated a very low-cost spay/neuter clinic since October of 2003. The Spay/Neuter Program serves a 4-state area and is so extremely popular that a waiting list exists at all times. Over 5,000 cats and dogs have been altered by mid 2009 preventing untold numbers of suffering little ones from being born.
Hearts United for Animals assists families of the Midwest region with vet care for their animals when the families are unable to pay. This very often means responding to an emergency call for a suffering pet that can have the care it needs because HUA is going to pay.
Hearts United for Animals emphasizes animal welfare education for young people. Many youth groups tour the shelter, enjoy the rural setting, play with the dogs, and receive information on animal care and overpopulation. Our curriculum for schools is available to the public at no charge.
We have a dream for the future – a future where all dogs and cats are spayed or neutered so there is never an unwanted litter, a future where the horror of euthanasia is ended finally and forever, a future where all dogs and cats have homes with people who love and care for them. This is our dream. We will work for the rest of our lives to accomplish it.
Our gratitude to the thousands and thousands of people across the world who support our efforts and goals is heartfelt. Together we are a powerful symbol of kindness, love and mercy.”
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