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Hearts United for Animals

Libya

be my buddy
Chihuahua
Born: 01/11/2012
Tiny
6 lbs
Female

Homeward Bound - Adopted!

Now living happily in Auburn. Nebraska

On January 29, 2014, HUA rescued 45 dogs from a puppy mill in South Dakota. Some of the dogs went to other groups and the majority of them (about 30) came to HUA. HUA has been working with this particular mill on downsizing and we are pleased to announce that this mill is now shut down!

Because of these collaborative efforts, another 45 dogs are now free. Of the group, only 3 of them are males. All others are females. Puppies were also released. A few three-month-old Japanese Chin pups and four six-week-old pups are in the group. What does all this mean? Female dogs are not needed at the mill for breeding because puppies aren't selling. Efforts in educating the public are working and we must continue to let people know about puppy mills and their connection to pet stores, newspaper ads, internet ads, etc.

Libya's spirit suffered greatly at the hands of the miller. She is still so young, but very scared of this great big world and the people in it. She does not know how to trust - it is as plain as day after one look into her pretty eyes. She has no idea what we are up to, but fears it is not anything good. Libya has come out of her shell enough to greatly enjoy the company of the other small dogs. She watches them carefully and they are teaching her that we are kind and that she can trust us. Libya will come around in time, we've seen it hundreds of times before. She just needs a little understanding, perhaps a little space, and a lot of love and comfort.
Buddy Messages (1)
Her Buddy, Willow Ciarrochi, from Hazelwood, MO, sent her this message: "You look like such a sweet girl Libya. I am so sorry for what you've lived through. I know that, in time, you will learn to love and trust and will be a wonderful companion to a deserving human, with a warm touch, Willow" Libya sends Willow tiny, grateful kisses and some happy cuddles!

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Thanks for Visiting Our Animals!

Hearts United for Animals is a national no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization. Hearts United for Animals does long distance adoptions if there are safe flights and we have volunteers in the area to do a home visit. We require an application, references and a home visit to adopt one of our dogs. Our dogs are all spayed or neutered and are current on health care. We can cat test a dog if requested. If you are interested in adopting a dog, we can give you more information on each dog if you click the Adoption Info & Application link above. Buddies are people who support the dog and send them love while they are waiting for their new home. The dog does not live with the buddy.

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