Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


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Born: 01/15/2007
23 lbs

Rascal came from a terrible puppy mill near the Wyoming border. Rescuers had to fight their way through a field of weeds that were taller than they were to get to the dogs. The dogs were in a dilapidated barn living in disgusting hay filled cages with little food or water. They sweltered in the summer and had a single light bulb hanging over them in the winter to keep them warm. There were no old dogs, as all of the older ones had already perished in the harsh conditions. Rascal was one of 23 pugs rescued that day. The puppy miller grabbed him and swung him around wildly by the scruff of the neck as he screamed for his life. This was her typical way of handling the dogs. It took months of patience and kindness to teach them that humans would not be mean to them, but poor little Rascal just was too emotionally damaged to ever believe it. Humans terrify him completely. The good news is that Rascal is happy to be at Hearts United for Animals. He gets to live life on his own terms and he has a job that he takes very seriously. He is protector, seeing eye dog and big brother to his very best pal, Turner Dachshund. Turner was also rescued from a terrible puppy mill. He was beaten with a shovel causing permanent injury to his back, and he is blind. He is as afraid of people as Rascal. Rascal makes it his mission to comfort his pal and protect him. They are happy to live together as roommates and best friends where they now know peace and happiness and take comfort in one another. They get to live life on their own terms and for the two of them life is finally good.
Sanctuary Sweethearts

Hearts United for Animals is dedicated to the philosophy that all dogs deserve happy healthy lives with people who love them. Some dogs 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 in 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. You can stop your donation at any time.

These are some of the dogs who live at the Shelter as Sanctuary Sweethearts. You can sponsor a Sanctuary Sweetheart by clicking here. The cost is twenty-five dollars a month.

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.