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Hearts United for Animals

Calera Featured

be my buddy
Wire Hair Dachshund
Born: 04/03/2006
Small
8 lbs
Female

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.

Calera is another of our Dakota Darlings. The poor little princess was a hot mess when she arrived at HUA. She tested positive for giardia, was severely underweight, had rotten teeth and multiple mammary tumors. We were devastated at her condition. However, Calera was so thrilled to be in the hands of loving humans that you would never think there was a single thing ailing her. She in completely in love with life. She loves all people and all the other dogs she has met. She is a champion lap dweller. She craves attention from people and there is not a single one that has met her that has not fallen head over heels in love with this precious soul. Her bad teeth have been removed, she has gained a few pounds, her aching belly is all better and most importantly, her tumors were benign. The only thing we have to watch for is the development of additional tumors over time, but because the previous ones were not cancerous she has a great prognosis. Calera is ready for her home - ready for the fun, ready for the love, and ready to get this show on the road. We sure are going to miss the little gal...
Buddy Messages (1)
Her Buddy, Deb Gombert, from Omaha, NE, sent her this message: "Sweet, sweet Calera, you have found a place of love & safety now and will be cared for until your forever family finds you. I will remain your loving buddy until that time comes. And you must know, my first 2 dogs were Dachshunds (Nicky & Frieka) so you hold a very special place in my heart little girl." Calera sends Deb hundreds of doxie kisses and many grateful tail wags!

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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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